Song of the Day #5,326: ‘Long Time Gone’ – Crosby, Stills & Nash

David Crosby, who had a front row seat for some of history’s most iconic music, died a couple of weeks ago at 81.

Crosby was a founding member of two classic bands — The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. His sweet vocals and gift for harmonies helped both groups forge a sound that still feels essential. My younger daughter just recently started listening to The Byrds and was instantly smitten.

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Song of the Day #4,581: ‘Helplessly Hoping’ – Crosby, Stills & Nash

I had a great time ticking off my 25 favorite songs over the past couple of weeks. And it was even better to see some regular readers chime in with lists of their own.

List-making is a perilous exercise that risks turning art into science, appreciation into competition. But done right, it’s an excuse to dive deeper into the things we love, to dissect the reasons, to learn more about the work and about ourselves. That’s what draws me to it.

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