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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Simon Timony, the Guy Who Tried to Stop Vandals From Torching a Muni Bus, Has a Metal Punk Band

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

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By now, you might have heard about Simon Timony, the 28-year-old Muni hero who tried to stop the drunken World Series revelers as they smashed and trashed a bus -- with passengers aboard.

Timony, who was punched and kicked by the mob of people, suffered a

broken nose and two chipped teeth for trying to protect that $700,000 Muni bus. He wasn't able to save the bus, but he sure did make a name for himself in San Francisco (he was honored by the Board of Supervisors and offered free Muni rides for life).

Turns out, the Muni defender has already been enjoying local fame. As our sister blog All Shook Down notes today, when Timony isn't riding Muni, he's creating music with his band, Gaviotas, a metal-punk hybrid with a flair for smooth melodies and political lyrics.

See also: Nicholas Hudson Arrested in Muni Bus-Torching Incident

Put your headphones on and check out some of his tunes:

Who knows, maybe that dangerous night on Muni gave Timony fodder for a new album.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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