La notizia aveva fatto un certo scalpore. Mark Kozelek che sul palco dell’Hopscotch Festival si scaglia contro la band di Philadelphia The War On Drugs: “I challenge War On Drugs to let me join them onstage and play a hilarious song I’ve written called: ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself’ at the Fillmore, October 6th, provided they let me handle the beer commercial lead guitar”. Quel “possono succhiarmi la ceppa” aveva subito generato un certo malcontento nei diretti interessati che poco dopo via Twitter si chiedevano: “Can anyone confirm that mark kozelek was talking shit on us during his set in Ottawa last night? Cuz we obviously booked the schedule….wtf”. Ora attraverso il sito ufficiale Mark Kozelek ci tiene a precisare “scusandosi” (!). Ecco il testo integrale.
I DID NOT APOLOGIZE TO WAR ON DRUGS AND I CHALLENGE THEM TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR OCTOBER 6TH AT THE FILLMORE
To Pitchfork, Stereogum, and anyone reading this: I did not apologize to “War On Drugs.” I gave them an explanation of the events that lead to my comments. I do not, and will not, apologize for stage banter. I was just letting WOD know that it wasn’t personal. There is an epidemic of people being ‘offended’ by things as some kind of hobby. Anyone offended by the “H” word needs to be glad their country isn’t being invaded my missiles. Rock-A-Billy is still a genre of music so spare me your whining about “Hillbilly” being offensive. War On Drugs. Due to all of the fuss, I checked out your live track on Pitchfork, and I called it right. You sound like Don Henley meets John Cougar meets Dire Straits meets “Born In The USA” era Bruce Springsteen. It’s not a criticism, its an observation. I challenge War On Drugs to let me join them onstage and play a hilarious song I’ve written called: “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself” at the Fillmore, October 6th, provided they let me handle the beer commercial lead guitar. I don’t have Twitter or Facebook (I make albums) so if you’re interested in having a laugh with me onstage, contact my publicist Robert Vickers. – Mark Kozelek