It's with a heavy heart I tell you that I will no longer be writing this column for Seattle Weekly. Just like George Harrison says, "All things must pass."
Krist Novoselic's column debuted on the Daily Weekly on November 7, 2007, and later migrated to Reverb. He is the former bassist for Nirvana and the chairman of FairVote.
It was in November 2007 that Chris Kornelis invited me to do a weekly column, and I have to say that it's been a great experience. During my time here, I never dared say I was a journalist, for two reasons: First, I was never trained as one, and second, not taking on that honorable moniker kept the pressure off the rock bassist-turned-columnist / blogger. It was like, "Hey, I'm not a journalist, so cut me some slack!"
Big thanks to Chris for all the great help he did with editing. Thanks to the folks at Village Voice Media for sticking with me for so long. I want to also thank all the readers who came here every week. I'm one of you now, somebody who'll keep coming back to this site that's so good at keeping one up to speed with what's happening.
What's up with the future? I'm working toward a degree. I need to pick up from 1984. This isn't some kind of Orwellian reference--that's the year I graduated from high school, so there's much work to do. I also plan on blogging at the FairVote site. There won't be any writing about music there, just focusing on policy along the lines of democratic participation and election reform. And even though I will no longer be a weekly contributor to Reverb, I'll still be contributing on occasion to the Weekly in print and online.
Again, thanks to you all!