The past few years have seen singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek go from long respected and talented artist to lightning rod for controversy. To say the choices Kozelek makes are baffling is an understatement. I don’t really care about any of it. As his music has been a true buoy for me personally for 25 years now. I’m lucky enough to have a best friend named Michael. If I could write something as beautiful as this, just one time, I would be thrilled.

Do you remember our first subway ride?
Our first heavy metal haircuts?
Our last swim on the east coast?
And me with my ridiculous looking pierced nose?
I remember your warm smile in the sun
The daydreaming boy without a shirt on
The Birmingham barfly father
Left the mother of three sons
You’re the oldest juvenile delinquent bum
My best friend

Anyway, check out the track. It’s from the band that made Mark famous (or the indie rock singer songwriter version thereof)

  • Doris Montgomery

    “Among the Leaves”

    • Doris Montgomery

      So many hits

  • DFrye

    Love the Koz. Great tune.

  • meat

    i really need to give rob a call. miss you bro :'(

  • lobster man

    Despite his flaws I’m gonna go on record and say the Koz is underrated. Carry Me, Ohio alone is enough to make me look the other way.

    • DFrye

      His AC/DC covers album alone is enough if you ask me! Bon Scott-era only. The Koz gets it.

      • Saul_Wright

        Yes! That was my intro to Koz and it remains a favorite. I also fucking love AC/DC ( Bon Scott only, natch)

        • DFrye

          Oh hey Saul. Still happy about the introduction to the Nuge!

          • Saul_Wright

            Hell yeah! He’s the best.

  • Caleb Tripp

    I love this man

    • Caleb Tripp

      Also I like the Koz