FOR KRIST’S SAKE

Krist Novoselic wants to pursue a career in politics...

KRIST NOVOSELIC, the former NIRVANA bassist, has revealed that he’s ‘quit’ the music industry and wants to pursue a career in politics.

In a letter to fans posted on the Eyes Adrift website – [url=]eyesadrift.com – Novoselic’s most recent musical project – he cites his reasons as being frustrated with the distribution of the band’s 2002 self-titled album, unevenly attended gigs which forced the band into the red, and his political aspirations.

“As far as the music industry goes, I quit. I can’t deal,” Novoselic said. “I can’t read the magazines, listen to the radio or watch music television without feeling that I’ve just come in from outer space. I just don’t get it and I probably never did. My lot in life is that every band I’ve ever been in just falls apart. That hurts but I’ve got a thick hide from years of conditioning.”

Novoselic then revealed that he wants to run for political office, saying, “I’m relatively young and I want to follow my compulsions. I have big plans for 2004. Next year will be a pivotal year politically for every one of us in the USA and for myself, even more so.”

He added, “I’ve come off of nine years of political success and see some real opportunities to make change. You’ll all hear about my plans soon enough. If you’ve been following my politics, you know that I will continue to work for inclusion, fairness and freedom.”

However, the bass player admits that he will not finish playing music, but just the stop dealing with the business: “I can’t complain about the business side of Nirvana. I’m not crying a river by any means.”

He also expressed a desire to carry on working with Eyes Adrift bandmates, ex-Meat Puppet guitarist Curt Kirkwood and ex-Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, saying: “They’re too good for me not to plug in my bass thus plugging into the cosmo-stream of transcendental rocking good times that those two charge me with.”