Ben Gibbard vs. Mark Kozelek (Highline Friday) (tour dates)
To some, Kozelek may come across as a recluse, but he’s anything but: since the release of Sun Kil Moon’s debut–2003’s extraordinary Ghosts of the Great Highway–he’s scored a film, acted in the movie Shopgirl, and put out a double-disc live album as well as a Sun Kil Moon record consisting of nothing but Modest Mouse songs. [Popmatters]
Ben Gibbard: When I was in my early 20s, I saw people in their 30s or 40s very differently than I do now. There’s a level of confusion that is never really quelled as you get older.
Mark Kozelek: I hear what you’re saying about the confusion of it all. A part of you feels like you haven’t grown up as much as you should at this age. I’m really in a strange position, where I’m 41, still don’t know how to drive a car, I’m not married, I don’t have kids. When I go back to Ohio, that’s where it really kicks in. Everyone around there is dealing with their mortgages and their kids and all these things. That’s where I really feel the confusion, and I really feel like the odd man out. There, nobody really cares about my record deals or my little bit parts in movies or these little blurbs I get in magazines. Everything’s more like, “If you don’t have kids, and you don’t have religion, and you don’t go to church, and you don’t drive a car, and you don’t own a home, and you’re not married, you just don’t have shit.” [Laughs.]
The rest of that conversation is at the Onion.
Ben Gibbard plays McCarren Pool tonight. Mark Kozelek plays Highline Ballroom on Friday (the 13th). All of Mark’s tour dates are below….
Mark Kozelek – 2008 Tour DAtes
June 10, 2008, Rochester, NY
June 11, 2008, Boston, MA
June 13, 2008, New York, NY
June 15, 2008, Philadelphia, PA
June 17, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA
June 18, 2008, Baltimore, MD
June 20, 2008, Asheville, NC
June 21, 2008, Louisville, KY
July 24, 2008, Brisbane, AU
July 25, 2008, Sydney, AU
July 26, 2008, Melbourne, AU
July 27, 2008, Melbourne, AU
July 31, 2008, Wellington, NZ
August 1, 2008, Auckland, NZ