Category Archives: Geoff Graham

585: MOVIES!!!! Bloodshed & Flying Sutra for Beginners excerpts in MD May 26th with live music from George Draguns

Get your Steam-On, May 26th in Baltimore with Rick, Geoff and George.

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572: Geoff Graham and George Draguns: Flying Sutra for Beginners showing in Baltimore.

Videopolis 2010

All events are free.

Saturday, May 8th

8pm Feature – Flying Sutra for Beginners

Geoff T. Graham

Flying Sutra for Beginners  (2010) 43 minutes

An exploration of visual montage and the music of Flying Sutra, an avante-garde rock band featuring veteran improviser Robert Cozzolino (percussion) and multi-instrumentalist George Draguns (guitar, electronics).  The project developed with Draguns sending Graham various recordings and Graham collecting images to capture the emotion and poetics of the music.

If you are in the Baltimore area on the 8th of May this is a must attend event. Geoff (Uber filmaker and Team Steam member)and George(Uber AG musician and Team Steam member) have collaborated on a brilliant film that collages Flying Sutra’s music with images from nature, the industrialised world and skate. There is even an appearances by a [THOS] favorite. I have scene the film in its entirety a couple times and would be stoked to see it on a proper screen…so go check it out and tell me all about the event.

Jason

Check out this trailer:

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519: The Other Barn Ramp: Photo Geoff Graham

The Other Barn Ramp Buster Halterman’s PA

Photo Geoff Graham

Classic Geoff shot of Buster Halterman’s Barn Ramp in PA. Not sure who is skating in the window. The place looks alot roomier and airier then the NJ Barn. Especially with those large barnyard shutters.

Jason

410: MAN O WAR and Bernie O’Dowd in Power Edge 1989 Interview by Geof Graham

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Here is Bernie only a third of the way through his current 34 year skate Odyssey. Back then he went by the name Berne (apparently)

Thanks to K Deitz for this gemstar.

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Last Track Black wind, Fire and Steel was the best!!

Black Wind, Fire And Steel 

Full Moon Light Is Calling Me My Kingdom Lies Within
The Mystic Soul And Lion’s Heart Brought By The Talisman
The Ecstasy Of Battle Takes Me Where The Falcons Fly
Immortal Youth Was Granted Me
I Will Never Die

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel

Pounded By The Hammers Of The Giants Of The World
I Can See In Darkness I’m The Overlord
Single Combat I Await My Shadow Brings Them Fear
The Spikes Upon My Chariot Will Grind Them When They’re Near

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel

I Am An Outcast On The Path Of No Return
Punisher And Swordsman I Was Born To Burn
Black Wind Always Follows Where My Black Horse Rides
Fire’s In My Soul
Steel Is On My Side

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel

I Am An Outcast On The Path Of No Return
Punisher And Swordsman I Was Born To Burn
Black Wind Always Follows Where My Black Horse Rides
Fire’s In My Soul
Steel Is On My Side

Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel
Born To Teach Them All To Heel
Born Of Black Wind Fire And Steel 

 

Coolness!!

These guys are still going strong, and the penultimate “Battle Axe Band ” of all time. Some of their tracks are recorded in over 15 languages (Thats a record of somekind) Click the Album (Nice Destroyer homage too) pic and check their site (Dont skip the intro) and listen to Eric Adams DJ some ManOWar radio while the boss aint lookin.

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177: The House of Steam Year One Video

172: THE House of Tom!!: EAST COAST PRIDE by Tom Groholski.

EAST COAST PRIDE

 

Skateboarding was way underground back in the early 80’s

after the parks closed and lots of people bailed. The fire was not

out though, not in our neck of the woods. Ramps were built in

backyards, the woods, and, yes, even barns. If you wanted to

skateboard in the Northeast, you had to work for it — build it yourself —

get out there and help others build theirs, and get it going.

The weather was also a huge obstacle. Rain was always a bummer,

but snow and ice was where it got interesting. Shovel the ramp before

the driveway. When the driveway and sidewalk were done, the ramp would

be dry. Chipping ice and melting it with space heaters was common.

Getting to ride was the payoff.

The one place shovels weren’t needed though, was the Barn. The

Kane brothers, along with Jay “Damn it!” Henry and the future Team Steam,

beat the elements with a 12′ wide, 8′ tranny, and 1′ vert ramp with angle iron

for coping. 12′ Wide was cool, but 16′ was better, and soon the ramp was

widened, layered with masonite and topped with pipe coping on the dark

side and some chunky rock top pool coping on the other.

From my vantage point, I couldn’t see the coping on the next wall

from the deck due to the beams that held the lights and the barn together.

Your hands would sometimes hit the beam if you flailed. Bats would fly,

rats, possums and raccoons dug the place and kept it interesting.

Skating at night was a bonus, but when someone would trip over the

extension cord outside, you’d better hope you weren’t riding.

You never knew who would turn up. The door would open

and “No way!” You were greeted by friends you haven’t seen in a

long time. The locals would session all of the time, but Wednesdays

and Saturdays were when the out-of-towner’s would know there would

be a session. Heavy sessions went down. Total aggression. Punk and

metal blasted, and so did the skaters. It was all happening fast, so you’d

better be paying attention.

Unreal times, great memories, and lifelong friendships, all thanks

to skateboarding. Talk about East Coast pride — mine stems from the

places we built and rode, but most importantly the people I’ve been

fortunate to get to know along the way.

Tom Groholski

For The House of Steam 2007

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Tom Groholski 85 The Barn NJ

Photo by I CHING

Not gonna say much here, Tom said it all…

I will add though the chunky pool coping was taken off of my folks back yard pool!!

thanks Mom and Dad.

Along with this crazy good essay Tom has sent us 12 seriously vintage photos so lets call it The House of Tom while I get em all posted.

Thanks to Wendy and Tony for getting it all together…(Check out Squindo.net)

Squindo Skull The House of Steam

and Tom for the big Ole stamp of approval!!! You Rule!!

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130: Duelling Grinds George Draguns and Geoff Graham

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Polaroids by Rick Steamboat Charnoski

Here are some 2006 pics of George Draguns (top) and Geoff Graham (bottom) backyard pool skating… Total Team Steam session there..

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Bernie O’Dowd and Chris WEEP Blank Dorkin Around circa 1987
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