Krist Novoselic: Pothead Philosopher.

 

Being a Nirvana fan, I’m obviously still keeping tabs on Dave and Krist. And Frances Bean but that’s for another day (I love her style, and her artwork!) It’s not very hard to keep tabs on Dave as he is everywhere these days! He’s promoting his new Foo Fighters album Wasting Light. I just came back from seeing them at Oxegen Music Festival, in Co. Kildare, Ireland. They were FANTASTIC. Again, that’s for another post. Their new album is downright rockin’ too.

Anyway, I always wondered what Krist had done with his life, post Nirvana. We all knew he was very politically aware, he mentioned it in numerous interviews when touring with Nirvana. I’ll post one here in case you haven’t see it, it’s hilarious. He’s very highly opinionated! So I did some research and found out he begun a political action committee, which was named JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Musicians Political Action Committee) in 1995. JAMPAC fought a number of different issues, including the Teen Dance Ordinance, a 1985 law that severely limited the ability of minors to attend shows. With JAMPAC, Krist began to turn his focus more and more towards politics. He even wrote a book, Of Grunge and Government: Let’s Fix This Broken Democracy. I haven’t got around to reading it yet, but it looks good! He talks about how politicians need to return to grassroots movements and clean up politics in general.

I also found out he did a brilliant, really interesting blog on Seattle’s Weekly Reverb from ’07 to ’10. I loved reading it. He did a lot of political stories which were good but what I most enjoyed reading was his music articles. There was a great one the Melvins and one on the Vaselines, one on Foo Fighters (he played bass on a song on the new Foo’s album) and of course numerous ones on Nirvana. Definitely one to take some time to read: http://www.blogs.seattleweekly.com/author.php?author_id=525

I found out he has gone back to college too! He lives on a farm in Wahkiakum County, WA. I don’t blame him, wanting to be away from it all. He also recently opened Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses at the Experience Music Projectmuseum in Seattle, which I really want to go to before it ends in 2013! I will most likely have a panic attack upon entering! Krist donated tons of memorabilia to it and also donated the wood to make the cabinets to hold all the items on show! It was great researching him, he’s a really interesting guy.I’m following him on twitter now.. I know! Krist tweets!!

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