Author Archives: Thomas Mooney

Thomas D. Mooney is a journalist from the small Far West Texas town of Fort Stockton, where he was raised on a healthy dose of ‘90s country (his first concert was Mary Chapin Carpenter and The Mavericks), music videos on MTV, and long dusty drives across the Trans-Pecos. He currently resides in Lubbock, where he developed the Panhandle-based music blog New Slang in 2011 to further indulge his obsession with the rich music history and currently thriving music scene of the South Plains. Over the years, he has contributed to Lone Star Music Magazine, Texas Music Magazine, and The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He enjoys comfortable denim shirts, Topo Chico, Cormac McCarthy novels, and Terry Allen & Turnpike Troubadours records.