Carr, Timothy Joseph 57, died unexpectedly last week in his home in Thailand. Preceded in death by father, Tom Carr and survived by mother, Joan Carr, his brothers and sisters: Bridget (Pirsch), Tom Jr., Terry (Amy), Chris (Aimee), Michael (Ann), Dan (Kathy Glover), Molly, and Colleen (Tim Evon) and 20 loving nieces and nephews, who loved their Uncle Tim and his amazing stories and wonderful gifts. Tim was whip smart, refreshingly funny and engaging, and his passing brings memories of incredible adventures to all who knew him across the globe. At various times, Tim lived in Bangkok, London, New York City, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. Tim grew up in Hopkins, attended the University of Minnesota, worked as the music critic for the Star Tribune, and was a freelance writer for Rolling Stone and other publications. He also served as Performing Arts Curator at the Walker Art Center (where he orchestrated the punk music festival Marathon-80). Tim moved to New York in his early 20's where he was Performing Arts Director at the Walker-like Kitchen Center of Performing Arts and was responsible for the first two seasons of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. He also worked in artist management with Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Arto Lindsay and more before embarking on 15 years working in Artists & Repertoire (A&R) for Capitol Records, Warner Brothers Records and Dreamworks Records where he worked with artists such as David Byrne, The Beastie Boys, Squeeze, Ash, Megadeth, Lush, Joan Jett, Paul Shaffer and more. Tim moved to his beloved Thailand in 2002 where he became a writer, a promoter, an A&R guy for Asian bands, and even a TV and motion picture executive of sorts. Tim had unique perspectives, incomparable wit, a great smile and a joi de vivre that led to a robust career and life most of us had trouble even imagining. He'll be missed. A memorial celebrating Tim's life will be held at St. John the Evangelist/St Gabriel, 6 Interlachen Road, Hopkins, MN 55343, on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 (Visitation 12:00 p.m., Service 1:00 p.m.). Memorials are preferred to the Walker Art Center, In memory of Tim Carr, 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.