Smells Like Liberty

Look who signed up to speak at the Libertarian National Convention down in Portland. Deb and Liam and I are going to the convention and I am going to look into getting tickets to Krist's time. I think it's an honour to see this guy speak to us seekers of social tolerance and fiscal responsibility.

Of course, my band could always use an extra bass player/guitarist to round out the sound. We both play Fender 12 string guitars. I also play a Fender Strat as well.

Krist Novoselic - Krist Novoselic was born in Compton, California in 1965 and grew up in California, Croatia and Aberdeen, Washington.

Scoll down to see his pic

He was a founding member of the legendary rock band Nirvana, and along with bandmates Kurt Cobain and David Grohl, Novoselic helped to change the course of music history in 1992 when Nirvana snapped up Billboard magazine's number one spot with their highly acclaimed album Nevermind, which went on to sell millions of copies around the world. Nirvana opened the doors for a new generation of musicians and bands.

Novoselic went on to become one of rock music's most politically minded musicians. He has committed himself to numerous community projects and is now an influential political voice in Washington State.

In 1995, Novoselic founded JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Action Committee), advocating on behalf of Washington state's music community. Novoselic's work with JAMPAC helped Seattle club owners find ways to host all-ages music events.

Krist is the author of; ''Of Grunge and Government Lets Fix This Broken Democracy,'' which the New York Times Review of Books has said; is lucid, unpretentious and, as the architect Louis Sullivan once described the ideal of democracy, ''thrillingly sane.'' Of Grunge and Government is Krist's first book, and he currently lives in Southwest Washington State.

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 will speak at the Sunday morning breakfast.


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