, California , United States
|| December 13, 1975
|Last Modifed||*crickets chirp*|
Jan 08, 2004 07:29pm
|Info||Blink 182 |
Tom was born Thomas Matthew Delonge, Jr., on December 13, 1975 in Poway, California. Tom was raised by his mom, a real estate agent by the name of Connie, & his dad, an energy company executive by the name of Tom, Sr. He had an older brother, Shon, & a younger sister, Kari.
Although coming from a nurturing background he was a problematic child. Tom discovered alcohol at an early age, and was expelled before his 15th birthday for drinking at a basketball game. Tom made a triumphant return to school, & all of his friends voted him Homecoming King. Actually, this was part of a scheme to piss off the school administrators, who had a mutual hate for Tom. He was also known for waking his parents up during the wee hours by blowing noteless tunes from a trumpet. Although not seemingly talented with music he did apply himself to the guitar. He became interested in the instrument on a church camping trip. One camper brought a guitar along, and Tom spent more time playing around with the guitar than he did with the camping activities. Tom got his first guitar from a local friend who's dad worked at a dump. Someone had thrown away a perfectly usable guitar. So, Tom's friend gave it to him.
Tom discovered punk on a holiday in Oregon, when he went to visit a friend. This friend was heavily into punk, and introduced Tom to bands such as Stiff Little Fingers, Dinosaur Jr., and The Descendents. Despite having previously thought punk was nothing but fast noise, Tom fell in love with the sounds he heard. Shortly after high school, Tom got together with his pal, Mark, formed a band called Blink, & the rest of the story tells itself. Tom is known for his sick, twisted mind & fascination with aliens and conspiracies. He currently lives in Encinitas, CA, & spends his free time with his wife, Jen.