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Krist Novoselic retires from music biz

After a long history in the pubic eye, the former bassist for Nirvana is retiring.


Billboard reports that former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic released a letter to fans of his last project, Eyes Adrift, which also consists of ex-Meat Puppets guitarist Curt Kirkwood and ex-Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, that he has “quit” the music business.


 


Becoming aggravated with how things are going in the music business, in particular the unsuccessful efforts of getting his band Eyes Adrift afloat, Novoselic stated, "As far as the music industry goes, I quit. I can't deal."  He continues, "I can't read the magazines, listen to the radio or watch music television without feeling like 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."


 


As for the business aspect of music, "I can't complain about the business side of Nirvana. I'm not crying a river by any means.”  Although he has drawn back from pursuing music as a career for himself, Novoselic will continue to play with Eyes Adrift.


 


So for the time being he will focus greater on the world of politics. "I have big plans for 2004. Next year will be a pivotal year politically for every one of us in the U.S.A. and for myself, even more so. 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."




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After a long history in the pubic eye, the former bassist for Nirvana is retiring.

Billboard reports that former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic released a letter to fans of his last project, Eyes Adrift, which also consists of ex-Meat Puppets guitarist Curt Kirkwood and ex-Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, that he has “quit” the music business.


 


Becoming aggravated with how things are going in the music business, in particular the unsuccessful efforts of getting his band Eyes Adrift afloat, Novoselic stated, "As far as the music industry goes, I quit. I can't deal."  He continues, "I can't read the magazines, listen to the radio or watch music television without feeling like 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."


 


As for the business aspect of music, "I can't complain about the business side of Nirvana. I'm not crying a river by any means.”  Although he has drawn back from pursuing music as a career for himself, Novoselic will continue to play with Eyes Adrift.


 


So for the time being he will focus greater on the world of politics. "I have big plans for 2004. Next year will be a pivotal year politically for every one of us in the U.S.A. and for myself, even more so. 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."



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