Tanner raises his (fiber)glass in California. Cheers. Photo: Peter Taras
At 22, Tanner Gudauskas can legally drink with whomever he wants. So if he could share the bar with any five people, living or dead, who’d they be? He answers in our new column, “Barkeep…Another Round!”
David Bowie is a demigod. I am fascinated by how many different faces and styles he had. Seems like Bowie was the master of reinventing his image and not being afraid to be different. He must have some of the best stories about how his characters and personas came to be. It would be rad to watch a trippy movie and have a couple of beers with him. Something like Clockwork Orange or Donnie Darko. Maybe he knows something I don’t.
The filmer of the Blogotheque.net videos, and the man behind the camera for Arcade Fire’s Mirror Noir. I wouldn’t mind knowing his perspective on making something ordinary look extraordinary. Especially in the art of blogging! Plus, Arcade Fire? C’mon, now! Neon Bible is still my favorite album.
This one is a no-brainer. The author of The Lord of the Rings. Probably drink a Chimay? Something dark. No. Scratch that. Whatever he ordered for the evening I would ride co-pilot and join. If his son Chris were there, all the better. I want to be this man, so it might be weird. I’d probably want to talk about The Silmarillion and Middle Earth. Did he like the movies? And what started the beginning of Middle Earth? Could be a long night. I would buy these beers. They would be my most priceless conversation starters I could ever think of. I would be weird and ask for a photo, too.
I have heard that David Choe is the type of person you either love or hate, no in-between. I love his artwork, but he is known for so much more than his art. When someone sincerely doesn’t give a shit about pleasing other people it makes them a legend. Gambling all-nighters and weird shit — this guy must have stories. The type of stories that rattle your foundation of living and make you realize you’re not really doing it right.
Steve Van Doren
Tony Alva, Warped Tour and being the entire soul of Vans shoes, Steve is definitely on my list of people to share a beer with. He’s the founder of Vans’ son and the sickest person to be around. He was right there with Tony in his prime, and I’ve heard some legendary stories about how rock ‘n roll Alva was, so I am thinking Steve has seen some things! This man is a visionary. —Tanner Gudauskas