Mark Kozelek Turns Hopscotch Rant Into a T-Shirt

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.09.14 in News

Lest you think he doesn’t have a healthy sense of humor, Mark Kozelek has rush-ordered some T-shirts (available through his Caldo Verde site) with the following phrase: “All you fuckin’ hillbillies shut the fuck up.” In case you hadn’t heard, the mercurial Sun Kil Moon frontman uttered that priceless line at North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival last weekend when the crowd kept talking over his soft-focused slow burners.

In a rather random twist, Tom Krell of How to Dress Well defended Kozelek’s actions in a Brightest Young Things interview, saying, “I feel for Mark Kozelek. Honestly, that’s what I wanted to say last night in Louisville too – I’m just not established enough to do it. Luckily, he’s an old dude who can be like, ‘Fuck you!’” But Krell quickly backpedaled when BYT posted their piece, profusely thanking his fans in a series of Tweets that included this line: “Fuck pitting artists against their beloved fans as click bait! I love my lovers; I [don't] give a fuck [about] Mark Kozelek’s ornery bullshit.”

Well alright then. Shall we suggest a late addition to Austin City Limits: a rap battle between the two, judged by Eminem? Either way, here’s what can be yours for just $18 (plus shipping)…