David Crosby is--one of the "founding fathers" of Rock 'n' Roll?

It’s worded as such in a press release which discloses that he was the contributor to the turkey baster that impregnated Melissa Etheridge.

Wow. I hope this kid is at least 25 years old…otherwise, he would’ve squashed her flat.

How can somebody use that much cocaine and heroin and still put on all that weight?

They named the kid “Rock ‘n’ Roll”?

I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!

Actually, it was Melissa’s partner, Julie Cypher, that carried the babies.

They don’t make leather pants in maternity size. :slight_smile:

The Canadians. They walk among us. William Shatner. Michael J. Fox. Monty Hall. Mike Meyers. Alex Trebek. All of them Canadians. All of them here.

“Founding Father” of Rock-n-Roll? No way, sorry. Certainly a great contributor…but for “founding” status, ya go back earlier.
Some of my nominations, in no particular order:

Little Richard (okay, “Founding Gay Uncle”)
Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly
Jerry Lee Lewis
Carl Perkins
Les Paul

Grandfathers, of course, are the old bluesmen too numerous to mention.

I hope the propensity for addiction isn’t genetic, although I’ve heard it is.

High correlation.

I’m quoting the “Rolling Stone” reporter who broke the story, from her interview on the “Today” show–just to prove the following is scientifically sound.

She said that sperm regenerate (so to speak) about every 3 months, so no matter the wretched excesses of the past, the genetic material passed on wouldn’t be tainted with “hard living” imprints, e.g. drug use, liver damage from alcohol, etc.

Really puts paid to all the hoopla I heard about “smoking dope cracks your chromosomes”.
Well! Why did we have to learn this valuable medical advice that clearly contradicts everything taught in “Reefer Madness” as an accidental sidenote to the hardhitting news story about an aging rock star donating sperm to a lesbian rock star couple?!

Makes ya wonder about the medical and journalism establishments in this country.

Off to buy the “The Globe”,

Well, yay, TennHippie, that’s right on time…

If I were a female R&R looking for genetic sustenence, Little Richard would be at the top of my list. Oooh, those cheekbones!!!

When I heard the news all I could think was, she’s thinking of this musical talent, because David Crosby looks like Fozzie Bear on LSD.

Sorry to stray, but there definitely is a genetic factor in drug/alcohol addiction. No, pot and acid don’t “break” your chromosomes. And it has nothing to do with having drugs in your system at the time of conception.

There is a hereditary factor in one’s tendency towards addiction, much like the inherited likelihood of diabetes or cancer. If your father was an alcoholic, you are more likely to be an alcoholic. It is not a guarantee; it just increases your chances. And yes, this is independent of environment.