Of Grunge & Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!

Of Grunge & Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy! - Krist Novoselic

Of Grunge & Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!

One part memoir, one part political platform, the bass player of Nirvana--themost heralded and influential rock band of the past 20 years--tells the storyof his own musical and political coming-of-age.
One part memoir, one part political platform, the bass player of Nirvana--the most heralded and influential rock band of the past 20 years--tells the story of his own musical and political coming-of-age. From his relationship to Kurt Cobain to his evolution as a political activist, Novoselic's passion, intelligence and integrity come shining through in this moving and inspirational book.

Though Krist Novoselic will undoubtedly be forever best known as a member of Nirvana, his accomplishments go far beyond that remarkable achievement. Nirvana was a band with a conscience, and as a major label act they regularly played benefits--the first Rock For Choice show, a major concert in support of gay rights, and a legendary gig that raised money for the Balkan Women's Aid Fund.

In 1995, Novoselic founded JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Action Committee), a proactive organization that advocated on behalf of Washington state's music community. Novoselic's work with JAMPAC helped Seattle club owners find ways to host all-ages shows and was instrumental in helping to overturn the infamous Teen Dance Ordinance. And sometimes making music and making a statement go hand in hand, as when Novoselic, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and drummer Gina Mainwal backed Jello Biafra as the "No W.T.O. Combo" at a show performed during the World Trade Organization conference held in Seattle in 1999.

There have been other musical endeavors since Nirvana, as well as new causes (Novoselic is a strong -supporter of electoral reform, an issue he writes about extensively on his website. The one constant is Novoselic's desire to continue making progressive contributions to the community--and to keep on making good music.

Krist Novoselic currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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One part memoir, one part political platform, the bass player of Nirvana--themost heralded and influential rock band of the past 20 years--tells the storyof his own musical and political coming-of-age.
One part memoir, one part political platform, the bass player of Nirvana--the most heralded and influential rock band of the past 20 years--tells the story of his own musical and political coming-of-age. From his relationship to Kurt Cobain to his evolution as a political activist, Novoselic's passion, intelligence and integrity come shining through in this moving and inspirational book.

Though Krist Novoselic will undoubtedly be forever best known as a member of Nirvana, his accomplishments go far beyond that remarkable achievement. Nirvana was a band with a conscience, and as a major label act they regularly played benefits--the first Rock For Choice show, a major concert in support of gay rights, and a legendary gig that raised money for the Balkan Women's Aid Fund.

In 1995, Novoselic founded JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Action Committee), a proactive organization that advocated on behalf of Washington state's music community. Novoselic's work with JAMPAC helped Seattle club owners find ways to host all-ages shows and was instrumental in helping to overturn the infamous Teen Dance Ordinance. And sometimes making music and making a statement go hand in hand, as when Novoselic, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and drummer Gina Mainwal backed Jello Biafra as the "No W.T.O. Combo" at a show performed during the World Trade Organization conference held in Seattle in 1999.

There have been other musical endeavors since Nirvana, as well as new causes (Novoselic is a strong -supporter of electoral reform, an issue he writes about extensively on his website. The one constant is Novoselic's desire to continue making progressive contributions to the community--and to keep on making good music.

Krist Novoselic currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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