Category Archives: Chris Pastras

570: Episode 006 THOS.TV- Todd Laffler 1988 [En-Jay]

Its a Friday so its THOS TV time!

Episode 006: 1988 [En-Jay] Todd Laffler

Todd mastered what it took to be a great street skater back in the 80’s and it was during the 80’s he got his start as a photographer  by  creating the Epic Tome of 80’s East Coast Skate- Fish*Eye. All that skate photography has led to his current career as a professional photographer. I follow Todd’s blog and regardless of his subject I am always blown away by his photographs…here is an example of his more current skate photography…pretty nuts? right? and how about this past gem of Todd’s work:

Chris “Dune” Pastras by Todd Laffler

Fish*Eye Issue 1 by Todd Laffler, Mike Vallely Cover

….and as Mike V brought his brand of east coast 80’s street style to the world stage via the cover of Thrasher Todd was there alongside the other [En-Jay] rippers contributing to its development it in schoolyards, parking lots and unfinished basements.

I planned on adding some titles such as …Do you remember todd? or just because you are not famous that does not mean you are not great but then I thought sod all that nonsense we have nothing to prove here at THOS…its just one of my favorite videos and I dig watching it…hope you do too.

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I am really excited, astonished and slightly nervous by the amount of subscribers THOS TV has and in such a short time as well. Thanks to everyone who is watching. If you want to support the show you can head over to I-tunes and leave a review or rating and in addition if you have anything videos you would like to submit please feel free to contact me.

Cheers

Jason Oliva

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517: The art of Chris Pastras :Stereo Sound Agency’s Co-Captain and Derek Rinaldi a new Sound Agent.

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I have never met NJ hometown hero Chris Pastras but regardless I  dig the style and aesthetic he has created with Stereo Sound Agency. Like the Rat Pack in Salvation army clothes walking resevoir dog style exiting a private jet onto a tiki bar laden island in the sixties….in full color. Thats sorta how I see it. Forget the center… move way over and create a new center, thats how I dig it and and they live it.  Our favorite son Derek Rinaldi has begun to contribute over on the Stereo Sound Agency blog and me-thinks you should check it out.

 

Chris Pastras at work painting

Click to Check out Derek’s contributions

and all things Stereo.

Jason Oliva Artist

Couple of Post Scripts:

Derek Rinaldi doing one of  those things he can do.

(Photo Courtesy of Totally Skateboards)

Derek Rinaldi, Clint Peterson (Stereo Pro) and Chris

……and I think I put a large percentage of these hits on this clip

something about the music and the repetition…coolness

The House of Steam 364: Jason Lee 1992


506: Bangin! Chris “Dune” Pastras at The Berrics

Check it….DUNE….I dig these…cool slow mo sound effect.

Our mate Derek Rinaldi is now contributing words over at Stereo Sound Agency. Coolness.

Jason Oliva