Reverb BFF Krist Novoselic was on hand at New York City's Landmark Sunshine Cinema yesterday to give the keynote address at the inaugural CBGB Festival. His speech touched on Black Flag's inspiration, his purported Rock Political Party with Duff McKagan, Occupy Wall Street, and his recent work with Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters. The good people at SPIN have got a comprehensive report on Novoselic's speech that's definitely worth a read, but here are some of our favorite highlights:
"When people stop and recognize me, I always use that as an opportunity to remember Kurt Cobain. That's my opportunity to say, that's for you, dude. That's my regret, that Kurt Cobain isn't alive and didn't live. He was a wonderful person and he deserved a fulfilling life."
"People ask me, 'Do you ever get jealous of Dave and everything he's done since Nirvana?' And I'm like, 'Listen, man. He has stayed focused. He has worked hard. He rocks, the Foo Fighters rock, how can you be jealous of something like that?' He has earned everything."
Here's a video of Novoselic talking about about meeting Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl and the power of the riff:
And here is talking about why he chose to take part in the CBGB Festival. Whoever's narrating this video keeps calling him "Krist NovoseLITCH" but we'll let it slide.