Posted in music on June 17, 2012

Tim Mooney

I knew Tim Mooney for over 20 years. As many Red House Painters' fans may know, American Music Club was very helpful in giving us our start. Later on, Tim played drums on my first solo album, Rock'n' Roll Singer, and then on Sun Kil Moon's Ghosts Of The Great Highway. We shared many long days and hours together. Tim was a peaceful, patient, and incredibly talented person. The last time I saw Tim was in 2009, in Petaluma, he was having ice cream with his daughter. He was as happy and content as ever... I've been overwhelmed with memories of Tim since learning of the news yesterday [June 14th]. My heart goes out to his family, his many friends, and to the members of AMC. -[Mark Kozelek]
Rest in Peace to Tim Mooney, member of Sun Kil Moon, Sleepers, American Music Club, Negative Trend and others. If you'd like to donate to the Tim Mooney fund, you can do so via Paypal or you can mail a check directly. Details on the address to send a check, as well as some videos are below. Tim Mooney, you will be missed.


For donations to the Tim Mooney Memorial Fund, send a check to:
Jude Mooney
13 Coady Court,
Petaluma, CA 94952.

American Music Club - Love Is

Sun Kil Moon - 'Carry Me Ohio'



Comments (16)


Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 10:03 PM

Tom Waits died?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 10:15 PM

Enough with the racist shit on bv. Visit Drudge if that's your thing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 5:02 AM

^ How dare you ascribe that filth to Conservatives, you leftie hypocrite. It wasn't us that fire hosed down the poor little black girls trying to go to school in Selma, or the hundreds of other acts of racial violence perpetrated by democrats over the years. You should worry about the gross libel and slander that Bill Maher and MSNBC instigate daily and stop trying to silence news aggregation sites that highlight lapses / omissions in the institutional sources.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 7:54 AM

Nah dude, the guy above you is right, take that shit to Drudge.

RIP Tim. Good drummer for some good bands.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 8:14 AM

you know the dickhead that writes that shit is an ironic moron with a sprawling chest tat of something vaguely nautical... somewhere in a sprawling brooklyn loft, complaining to daddy about money troubles. go get some fresh ink on yr asshole and pop a single speed wheelie in front of a metro bus.

Tim was a good guy. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 8:24 AM

Gee, thanks BV for the great public service rendered by your anonymous comments section. Random racism and random hateful responses to it, and trivialization of a dead musician.

Brooklyn Vegan: keeping the Internet safe for anon trolls in 2012

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 8:35 AM

Enough with the negativity, already. You people must be quite miserable.

RIP Tim.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:38 AM

There is way too much finger pointing and way too little mirror gazing going on with commentors on this site. I'm with 7:54 though, but don't want to get into a discussion with some close minded prick on here about how much of an asshole I am now.

RIP Tim.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 4:22 PM

"Nah dude, the guy above you is right, take that shit to Drudge."

It's a news aggregator. No comments there, you dumb fuck. Your lefty talking points are provided by morons, for morons.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 4:50 PM

Wait. Isn't this a music blog? Isn't this post about a musician's death? What does that have to do with politics? Should I be talking about my garden or something?

Posted by also anonymous | June 18, 2012 7:56 PM

^ music, photos, and news (?). well now that you mentioned it, it has been a good year for the roses, hasn't it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:06 PM

lol @ the comments. great tribute fellas.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 3:29 AM


Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | June 19, 2012 4:33 AM

RIP Tim. Thanks for the great music. You were amazing live.

Posted by Alex Niedt | July 24, 2012 11:19 AM

sad times for tim r.i.p poor guy.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 10:56 AM

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