Jonathan Poneman, founding father (alongside Bruce Pavitt) of the legendary grunge/garage rock label Sub Pop, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disorder. But as an article from the Seattle Times states, he’s decided to fight the disease with a cool sense of humor, positive attitude and sticking with business as usual.
In fact, Poneman recently stated “As ironic as it sounds, I am truly grateful to the disease
. My love of life and its precious elements became more vivid at the thought of seeing them fade away.”
The report says not much has changed in Poneman’s life post-diagnosis. He’s still working and going to concerts and clubs on a regular basis, just now “I am less inclined to go up front, because I am a human bowling pin.”
Business is still booming for Sub Pop, which will celebrate it’s 25th anniversary on July 13 with a day-long festival on Seattle’s Airport Way, which features Father John Misty, J Mascis, Shearwater and many others.