Just today in Top of the Morning, we pointed out that Mark Kozelek’s “apology” to The War on Drugs was not exactly an “apology” per say, as the post contained neither the word “apology” nor the phrase, “I’m sorry.”
Well, now Kozelek has gone ahead and confirmed that it was not, in fact, an apology. It was anything but.
In a recent post on the singer’s website, Kozelek clarifies his statements, ridicules the media, slanders The War on Drugs, then challenges them to play his new song “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself” when they’re onstage at the Filmore on October 6, before signing off with a defense of his own artistic creativity. (He doesn’t have Twitter or Facebook, you guys. Because he makes music.)
There’s been no response from The War on Drugs yet.
You can check out Kozelek’s full statement below. And you can also read Kirk Walker Graves’ piece, “The Doleful Kinship of Mark Kozelek and Louis C.K.” that was featured on Wondering Sound today.
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 by 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, it’s 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.