What I have always loved about Tommy is not just that he is one of the most solid, honest, soulful people I have ever met . . . Sure, those are all accurate words that most people would rightfully use to describe TG. But after more than 25 years of calling him a friend those words would be too easy for me to use. Everyone would be like "duh." Tommy's solid . . . honest . . . soulful . . . No shit, stupid.
I have always deeply respected Tommy because through out all these years he has always been consistent — always been TG. It's a rare quality these days. TG doesn't put on a different face for a different crowd. You always know who you're with when you're with TG. No matter the situation, TG is TG. It's just who he is. He almost defines himself . . . Like TG is . . . well . . . TG is TG.
He's done so much great stuff through the years (not that he would ever rest or brag about any of it): An SF Street Skating Legend who pioneered what we consider skateboarding today. A fiercely-driven musician who creates soulful music his own way. A father, a husband, an artist, a friend, a business owner. All of it is amazing. It's inspiring to see it go down, and truly motivating to see it consistently done, at the top of the game, as only TG can do it, all these years.
Never half stepping. Always following his convictions. Wearing not only his heart but his fist on his sleeve. My friend TG remains 100% T-mother-fucking-G. Straight up Tommy Guerrero. THAT is why I fucking love him.
- Jim Thiebaud
Favorite Neighborhood: Mission.
Best cheap eats: I'm supposed to divulge my spots? Damn..taco trucks for the meat eaters and Saigon Sandwich in the Tenderloin
Favorite bar: Li Po Lounge
Favorite coffee shop: Farleys
Favorite place to buy threads: Depends on what your looking for but Schauplatz has quality vintage shit.
Favorite tourist attraction: Specs Bar
Favorite bike shop: Craigslist
Best place with outside seating to get a drink: Speisekammer...but it's in Alameda. Revolution Cafe and Zeitgeist in SF.
Best museum or gallery: Gallery 16
Favorite place to ride your bike in the city: I don't. My knees hurt.
Favorite food spot: hmmm...Depends on the mood..But Slanted Door is always a hit. Atlas Cafe for their soup
Favorite hidden gem in SF: 101 music
Favorite skate shop: Dude, your killin me. DLX and Mission Skateboards
Favorite locally produced food or beverage: Anchor Brewing
Favorite living SF legend: Carlos Guitarlos and James Kelch
Favorite annual event: They are all pretty lame these days...Pride Parade. Good people watching.
Guilty pleasure in SF: Lusty Lady
Best live music venue: The Independent
Favorite park: Golden Gate, fool! That was my home when I was a kid.
Best Burrito: Cancun
Best barber shop: Me and my mirror...my wife...9th Ave in the sunset.
Best tattoo shop: Wherever Jef Whitehead works
Best shoe shop: Huf for tenni’s and Thriftown for old man shoes
Best camera rental: Dunno. It was Gassers but i know they are $$..
You’d only find this in San Francisco: Hills...more fixies than geared bikes.
Giants or As? But i'm not a sports fan..SF fool!
Noise Pop, Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Festival? Treasure Island