Krist Anthony Novoselic

Born: May 16, 1965, Compton, California

Education: Gymnasium (Middle School), Zadar, Croatia, 1980; J.M. Weatherwax High School, Aberdeen, Washington; graduates with the Class of 1984; attended Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen

Musical career: Founding member of seminal Northwest "grunge" band Nirvana, 1986; first album, Bleach, 1989; second album, Nevermind, 1991; third album, In Utero, 1993; member, Sweet 75 (1995-1999); Eyes Adrift (1999-2003); part-time with Flipper (2006-2008)
Instruments: Bass, guitar, accordion, Farfisa organ

Notable events: Nevermind achieves No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart on Jan. 11, 1992; Nirvana appears on MTV's "Unplugged" in New York on Nov. 18, 1993; Novoselic profoundly saddened by the suicide of his friend and bandmate Kurt Cobain, 27, on April 8, 1994; Nirvana disbands

Author: "Of Grunge and Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy," RDV Books, New York, 2004

Married: Shelli Ann Dilley, 1989-1999 (divorced); Darbury Ayn Stenderu, 2004

Other activities: Political activist; helped found Joint Artists & Music Promotions Action Committee (JAMPAC), 1995; Chairman, Wahkiakum County, Washington, Democratic Party, 2008; Chairman FairVote, 2008; Worthy Master, Grays River Grange No. 124, Wahkiakum County, 2008-2009; blog columnist, The Weekly, Seattle, 2007-2009; FAA licensed pilot, radio host, fi lm-maker

Other Languages: Fluent in Croatian, conversant in Spanish, some Russian