Jonathan Poneman, the co-founder of Seattle’s Sub Pop Records, who helped launch such seminal bands as Nirvana and Soundgarden, among others, announced May 31 that he has Parkinson’s, the degenerative nervous system disease that also struck Michael J. Fox, Pauline Kael, and Bob Hoskins.
“As ironic as it sounds, I am truly grateful to the disease,” Poneman told Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur. “My love of life and its precious elements became more vivid at the thought of seeing them fade away.”
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