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RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:01 am

The superb and idiosyncratic drummer for three of San Francisco's finest punk bands in the '70s and '80s--the Sleepers, Negative Trend, and Toiling Midgets--has died. Later in life, he played in American Music Club and became a pretty solid recording engineer, as well. Condolences to those who knew him and/or appreciated his work.
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Re: RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby Carl on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:48 am

His heart stopped. The heart of the engine powering the best music to come out of San Francisco.

[Edited to eliminate any possible disinformation.]
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Re: RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby Jodi S. on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:21 am

Jesus. Very sad news.
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Re: RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby placeholder on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:53 am

I hate to hear this. I love the Sleepers.

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Re: RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby SecondEdition on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:11 pm

I heard about this today as well. A very, very good drummer. I've never listened to the Sleepers or Toiling Midgets that much, but I like both bands and their (quite different) music, and this is a bummer. Mooney had a quite personalized rhythmic feel, which is something I wish more drummers had. RIP.
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Re: RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby Sowley on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi,

Tim's family contacted us saying that the cause of death has been undetermined.
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Re: RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby a leg plaster on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:11 am

Aw, man. What a complete bummer.

Sea of Unrest is one of my favorite albums ever recorded.

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That quote stuck with me ever since you typed that, Jordan. Makes an odd amount of sense when you've burned enough Toiling Midgets into your brain.

RIP, Tim Mooney.

Paul Hood's story about his start with Toiling Midgets revolves a lot around Mr. Mooney and can be read here.
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Re: RIP Tim Mooney (Sleepers/Toiling Midgets/Negative Trend)

Postby Carl on Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:23 pm

My apologies to the family for causing any additional anguish during this time; a mutual acquaintance told me something that is apparently not confirmed.

There is a facebook page set up to collect information on how to help Tim Mooney's wife and daughter. This includes a PayPal link to the Tim Mooney Memorial Fund and a Meal Train link to coordinate bringing food to the family.
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