There’s some bad vibes this morning after Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek enraged a Raleigh, NC audience at the Hopscotch Music Festival, calling them “fucking hillbillies” and admonishing them to “shut the fuck up”.

Though Mr. Kozelek — no stranger to effervescent banter — has forgotten that modern music audiences are a coddled bunch who fully expect artists to tolerate chatter, iPad videos being shot, stupid requests, etc., there is a possibility that he was simply paying homage to one of the great performers of the last half century.

Surely I am not the only observer who thinks Mark has taken some measure of inspiration from the Mass Transit-mutilating mind of Jerome Young, aka NEW JACK?