Former American Music Club and San Franciscan punk band The Sleepers drummer Tim Mooney has died at the tender age of 53.
Tim also drummed with - well let's simply call him my hero - Mark Kozelek on his solo record Rock 'n' Roll Singer before appearing on the former Red House Painter frontman and songwriting visionary's post-painter magnum opus Ghosts of the Great Highway, recorded under the moniker Sun Kil Moon. In all truth my own personal knowledge of Mooney's past history is limited and I would be lying if I said otherwise but what the man did on that Sun Kil Moon record is nothing short of extraordinary and changed my life forever. I hope you are tucked in tight Mr. Mooney.
- A memorial Facebook page has been set up in Tim's honour
- Mark Kozelek plays The Button Factory on November 7th