David Crosby and Graham Nash were and are adequate song writers. Their early work respectively with the Byrds and the Hollies, in my opinion was their best work. Nash's "Our House" written for CSN&Y is still capable of simultaneously giving me a headache and nausea within the first three notes.
Chris Matthews Riffs With Anti-war Rockers Crosby and Nash
Chris Matthews joined anti-war rockers David Crosby and Graham Nash as they pined for the good old days of Vietnam war era campus activism and hoped it would rise up again to oppose the "shameless liars" in the Bush administration. Invited on Monday night's "Hardball" to promote their appearance at a peace concert at the National Cathedral, Crosby and Nash riffed with the "Hardball" host about everything from the trashing of the Dixie Chicks and Bill Maher to how Big Oil has made "obsence" profits off the Iraq war.
Crosby: "Well they're being fed a lot of infor-, of conflicting
information. You know, on the one hand you've got a young kid who is patriotic,
who loves his country, believes in it and he's being told, 'Yeah this is the
truth and we've gotta go in there to protect your mother and your
Crosby: "And he goes over and he finds out the job is killing
somebody else's mother and sister."
Crosby: "And he gets disillusioned and he comes back and it's, it's
a hellish situation. And, and we can't be wasting some of the best young people
we have sending them over there to be killed and then, killing hundreds of
thousands of Iraqis at the same time." (emphasis mine)
What a crock of horse crap. There is a difference this time though. People aren't buying their lies. In fact, this time around people are laughing at them when they utter this crap. Watching two old farts make fools of themselves is funny indeed. Their lies become parody and their feigned sincerity becomes comedy.
True to form for its current neuvo riche persona the National Cathedral, aka the Episcopal Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is lending its facilities for this round of lies which doesn't give the expected boost to make Crosby and Nash's message soar, but does aid in lessening and lowering the respect and the "religious" message of the Cathedral.
There's no fool like an old fool. True every time.