sometimes i feel like mr costanza during the festivus season when dealing with a mark kozelek, or maybe just his records, im not sure. some records, i absolutely love as much as one of my own children, maybe not that much but you understand, some of them bring out the airing of grievances and the feats of strength portion of said “holiday.” he’s a frustrating artist, at least to me, but one that is always worth listening to. this is nothing new, and has been going on since the first time i listen to a red house painters record back in 93, with the release of red house painter I and II, the former phenomenal, the latter not so much. then he releases ocean beach, again fantastic, and then the classic songs for a blue guitar – which is one of the best records to be released in the past 20 years, imo. old ramon, which was seriously delayed for whatever reasons, was good and great, and again frustrating.