If you’re a baby boomer you certainly remember Crosby, Stills, and Nash (and sometimes Young). Having already paid their dues as members of other somewhat successful bands, the three came together in 1969 to form one of the first “supergroups.” The following year, with the release of their second album, they were the hottest band in the world. Their devoted fans hung on every lyric of every song. It was all about bringing down the establishment and ushering in a new era of peace and love; a hippie utopia!
But the troubadours of peace couldn’t even keep things amicable within their own band! The trio split up in 1970 at the very height of their popularity. They would reunite many times over the years only to dissolve again because of the inevitable ego clashes. So much for peace and love.
David Crosby committed quite a faux pas in 2014 when he criticized his former bandmate, Neil Young, for leaving his wife of 36 years for actress Daryl Hannah. “I’m always sad when I see love get tossed in the gutter,” Crosby stated.
Now I see that another of Crosby’s bandmates, Graham Nash, has just recently filed for divorce from his wife of 38 years and the mother of his three children. Nash, age 73, has taken up with an actress/photographer who appears to be about half his age. Where’s the love in that? What 73-year-old would do such a thing? Plenty if they had the chance.
No, this blog isn’t turning into a gossip rag. You see, I was one of those young fans who admired C, S, and N so much. I really looked up to those guys. Back in 1970, as a thirteen-year-old, I thought they knew the “truth” about the world. They blew the trumpet for peace and love and pointed the finger at the “military-industrial complex” but they couldn’t even manifest peace and love in their own personal and professional relationships. Not to pick on Crosby, Stills, and Nash but those self-righteous pontificators are just like everyone else, feeding their own desires and groping in the dark.
Which brings us to the moral of the story. The ONLY Rock is Jesus Christ. EVERYTHING else is just sinking sand.
“For who is God, besides the Lord? And who is a rock, besides our God?” – 2 Samuel 22:32