Ottawa Sun Responds To Mark Kozelek With Its Own Diss Track

A couple of weeks ago, notorious curmudgeon Mark Kozelek canceled a Sun Kil Moon performance at the Ottawa CityFolk Festival due to a feud with the fest’s “unorganized promoters,” particularly Mark Monahan. Monahan explained his side of things in an interview with the Ottawa Sun, saying that Kozelek blew up and issued a “profanity-laced ultimatum” because of the number of emails they were sending him. At a show in Toronto last week, Kozelek responded in the form of another of his now-infamous Sun Kil Moon diss tracks, this one called “The Ottawa Blues Fest Is Run By Inbreds.” Sample lyrics: “The Ottawa Bluesfest is run by inbreds/ The Ottawa Bluesfest is run by inbreds.” He concluded that the entire “city of Ottawa is run by inbreds” and that it’s “the worst Canadian city of all,” and he also took some shots at the Ottawa Sun — which “is also run by inbreds,” according to the Koz:

Yet they persecute me, the Ottawa Sun
The guy who does the interviews there is his mom and her brother’s son
Yet he persecutes me in his tabloid reports
He’s the Ottawa Sun’s best little whore

But Aedan Helmer, the specific Ottawa Sun reporter targeted by Kozelek, isn’t taking this sitting down. “I’ve been called worse by much bigger people, and if I’ve found myself on Mark Kozelek’s bad side, I’m in mighty good company,” Helmer writes in a lengthy synopsis of the whole saga just published on the Ottawa Sun. “But the pot shots he took at my mother were well below the belt … Luckily, we here at the Sun aren’t above taking the low road every now and again.”

Now, Helmer has fired back with a diss track of his own, which comes along with a video featuring CityFolk’s Mark Monahan and several Ottawa landmarks. You can listen to the song here, and check out the lyrics below.

Sun Kil, Sun Kil Moon
Sun Kil Moon, no one cares what you said,
You used to be good but then it went to your head.
There’s gotta be a better way for you to make money,
Cuz no one wants to pay to see you try to be funny.

Oh Sun Kil Moon, yer starting to depress me, oh no!
Well now Mark threw a fit and cancelled his show,
But no one woulda noticed if he just kept his mouth closed.
But that’s not like him, he just likes to complain,
I guess all those emails really did drive him insane.

Oh Sun Kil Moon, yer starting to depress me, oh no!
We all heard Mark complaining at the old Folkfest
Whining about the noise and making everyone depressed.
I guess he just had something to get off his chest,
Or maybe he finally figured out how to get himself some press.

Oh Sun Kil Moon, yer starting to depress me, oh no!
Well then I heard Mark at the Opera House,
He’s still talking trash, he’s still running his mouth.
I just feel bad for all those fans who had to pay the cover,
To hear some sad old man taking shots at my mother.

Oh Sun Kil Moon, yer starting to depress me, oh no!
Oh there’s gotta be a better way for you to make money,
Cuz no one wants to pay to hear you try to be funny,
You won’t be missed, we won’t remember your name,
Cuz you and Sun Kil Moon won’t ever play here again.