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David Crosby took on a unique role in April 2019 with Rolling Stone by signing on as an advice columnist. The singer-songwriter’s column, aptly named “Ask Croz,” had him answering reader questions on a variety of topics. These topics ranged from a teen struggling with a fear of death to how to try edibles properly.

Crosby died last month at age 81 following a long illness. However, it turns out he left one more column for the magazine to publish. As with his previous columns, Croz offered up some incredible wisdom.

Rolling Stone notes, “Sessions usually took place when he visited New York, but they slowed down during the pandemic. In the summer of 2021, a camera operator came to his house in Santa Ynez, California, with a fresh stack of questions. We didn’t know this would be our final opportunity to extract wisdom from the singer … But it was an incredible, hysterical session. These answers have never been seen before — consider them a parting gift from Croz.”

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Crosby’s final column features eight questions. The whole column is worth a read, as is every installment of “Ask Croz.” There is one question that seems to stick out the most, and it closes out the column. A baby boomer reader named Richard laments how disappointed he is in his generation. He said he thought when boomers got to be “in charge” the world would be full of “peace, love, and understanding.” He bluntly asks Croz, “What the f-ck happened?”

Croz begins, “Well, I’ve asked myself the same thing. I’m an idealist. I wanted to think that we could do better. I think there is an innate goodness in human beings and that it’s natural for them to head that way.”

He continues, “We are trying to evolve as human beings to the point where we don’t have ego, and anger, and greed, and lust running our affairs. I don’t know if we’re going to make it. I believe that we will, but that’s mainly because I need to believe that we will to keep going.”

Crosby beautifully concludes, “Whether that helps you or not, I don’t know. My suggestion is don’t lose your idealism. Just be patient and keep trying. If we quit trying, it all goes in the sh-tter.”

Those as some pretty wise words from a man that seemingly did and saw it all. It’s yet another reason why so many miss him.

David Crosby Offered Feedback on How Well Twitter Users Rolled Joints

David Crosby has died at age 81. In tribute, we are resurfacing a piece from March 2020. At the time, Crosby went viral for offering feedback on photos of joints shared by Twitter users. We view this as a fun way to honor the legend that he likely would’ve enjoyed, himself. RIP.

Many musicians are good at Twitter, but few are truly great at using the social media platform. David Crosby falls into the latter. If you want proof, you need to check out the feedback he’s offering on how well other Twitter users roll joints.

For nearly the past 24 hours, Crosby has been retweeting photos of joints from people asking him what they thought of their rolling skills. Upon scrolling through Croz’s feed, this feedback flood appears to originate from a retweet where he tells mental health counselor Jeffrey Guterman, “Jeff…I need to show you how to roll a joint.”

  • Here's the joint in question...

    Guterman captioned the photo, “I’m lighting this puffer at sunset which is 6:25 PM ET. I usually get many queries about why I wait until sunset. I prefer to wait because I get too tired if I ingest early in the day and, also, it helps me appreciate weed more when I hold off.”

  • Crosby then shared a photo of a joint he rolled...

    He captioned the photo, “This is what they are supposed to look like.”

    And then slowly after that, Crosby started retweeting other joints with his feedback. Scroll through the tweets below. It’s both educational and hilarious. Who says you can’t have fun learning?!

  • Strike!

    “Poor …looks like a snake who swallowed a bowling ball”

  • Croz doesn't approve.

    Crosby delivered a one-word review on this one: “Lame.”

  • Now we're getting somewhere...

    Crosby wasn’t too offended by this joint and gave it a grade of “Not bad.”

  • Not impressed!

    Crosby gave this joint a poor grade calling it “Crumpled and puny.”

  • Crosby calls B.S.

    After a user submitted a photo of their joint, Crosby responded with, “That my friend is a commercially machine made pre-roll and I will work just fine.”

  • Croz doesn't trust this joint.

    Crosby said of this joint, “I still [say] that that’s an alien probe ….disguised.”

  • Crosby salutes.

    Three words for this one: “Battle scarred veteran.”

  • Impressed, but a little frightened.

    This may have been Crosby’s best review. When a Twitter user shared a photo of a large blunt, Croz replied, “That is a party waiting to happen…..beautiful even though it is the size of a small sex toy.”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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