Here's a few unpublished excerpts from my interview with David for the book
At times Chris could be reserved but if he knew you and was comfortable with you he could make you pee with laughter. His sense of humor was so sharp and very subtle and dry. His lines would come out of nowhere and he’d have you on the floor...He and I shared a common spirituality. There was some pretty decent songs out of the group America and he preferred things that weren’t just beating you over the head. More between the lines. It’s really hard to say where he would have been [had he lived]....Something that stood out for me was working with Geoff Emerick in London at AIR [mixing tracks that appeared on I Am The Cosmos]. I was just amazed that Chris didn’t have more deference. That he was as sure of himself as he was. To kind of have a little back and forth with Emerick. "No, that’s not what I want." Hands on controls and faders and knobs. And I’m thinking, "Come on boy this is the Beatles engineer. Someone who knows what he does." Except Chris wasn’t phased by that...We’re creatures of our environment. When he felt appreciated. When he felt, "Okay, I can do what I know how to do"..the lightbulb came on. He started shining.