Category Archives: SKATE VIDEOS

561: The House of Steam Wants You! : New THOS Video Podcast Premiere episodes

The House of Steam Wants You!

We launched THOS Video Podcast because some footage just deserves  better packaging. Just as THOS was the archive to dust off a thousand skate albums and encourage the archiving of new and existing photographs THOS Video Podcast was instituted to encourage the dusting off of  VHS tapes and encourage original and unique new filmmaking. Footage from past and present with great music…that simple. Things are different in Itunes land and projects like this need to be viewed regularly and updated frequently or Steve Jobs comes in and pulls the plug personally (seriously). That is what makes projects like this all the more exciting though.

So if you want to support this new project the number one thing you can do as always is to contribute! Videos, Itunes friendly music, suggestions etc etc

We need you to head over to Itunes and write a couple sentences about why you dig THOS!  The podcast already has subscribers in the three digit realm and is steadily climbing the skate ranks even before I write this. More reviews, quality episodes and subscribers will take us to the front page of Itunes.

Because of the nature of this project I have also added a donation jar to The Podcasts Website anyone who feels compelled to assist with the financing of this ongoing project will have  their names, their links or ‘anonymous’ displayed prominently on the site and in upcoming vids and become forever known as natural born world-shakers.

There is also our ever growing Emporium of Coolness where the story continues as told by the products. (more on this later)

So lets break it all down:

Contribute (Link for sending  in large audio and video files)

Write a review and tell the world what you dig about THOS.

Donate because you are a natural born world-shaker.

The Emporium of Coolness

and share:

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Some special thanks  to Sophie ,Mike Vallely, Larry Ransom, Totally Skateboarding, The Philly Warehouse Crew, Steve Mannion,The Raging Lamos, The Spaced out Weirdos, FDR’s mystery filmmaker, anyone who ever visited The Barn, Jim and Dennis Kane, Team Steam and everyone I ever went to school with.


Jason Oliva Artist


Onto the show!




537: More Florida: Neil Blender at Kona 1981?

Neil Blender on the ramp at Kona (Florida)

Click the image to view via KonaSkatepark

I found this while I was looking for something else…its cool when that happens. There are a couple more of these via Kona. I will attend to entering them into the archive post haste!


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496: New Juice TV: Venice Pool Session 2009:Jesse Martinez, Aaron Murray,Steve Olsen, Pat Ngoho, Chrisiton Hosoi, Scott Oster and Bennett Haradad

New Juice TV  you can subscribe to Juice Magazine HERE

480: Saturday Night Live at The Barn – Circa 1986..Thanks to Mike Vallely

I’m not gonna say much about this video except thanks to Mike Vallely for getting this filmed back in the day and giving it to us for the archive and another thanks to Larry Ransom for his editing and THOS support throughout the years. Another big thanks goes to Dennis who after searching the web for this footage decided to go to the source and clinched it all. The still images are of Mikes early Vert days at The Barn and the song is Revolution Mother “Night Ride” (pretty fitting) If you comment with a time and a name I will create a gallery of screen grabs…I will get the ball rolling with an important one: 1:24 Weep on Deck.

Enjoy the show…The time is now!!

Jason Oliva Artist


This is great. Mike talks about the first video he was in. “Action East” If I remember correctly, they showed up at The Barn with all this high-end video, lights and sound gear. It was right in the middle of a hot session. I was like, “What the hell is this???”

The guy who owned the company was like, “Can we film a video here?” and I said, “What’s in it for me?” (as if I was going to say No). This was way beyond squeezing 10 bucks out of some squid for “the new layer.” So he flowed me a “No Fun Joe” deck, a t-shirt and some other free shit and I said, “Go for it!” Of course, our power situation was a 300 yard extension cord to the house that kept blowing out. The next contest I entered as….sponsored by Action East.

Let’s see if we can get this classic film posted.

Skater by order of appearance:

1st couple stills Mike Vallely

Papo Capillo No Shirt Red Shorts

Dennis Kane Silver helmet after Papo…Big Indy Air later on

Jimmy Kane Yellow helmet white Tee no sleeves

Mike Vallely Yellow helmet layback air

Papo on roller skates?

Matt padulo Red shorts Layback Air/Backside Air

Tom Groholski Black Shirt Inverts/Layback Air

Bernie O’Dowd No Helmet Frontside air/Invert/Layback Air

Who does the big air with the pink helmet?

Loads of peeps on the deck and on the couch too

385: No Way its Jay!! Jay is back and he dug up two classic shots of two legendary skaters(Jamie Godfrey & Tom Groholski)…At CCCC none the less.

Jaime Godfrey Backside air Cedar Crest Country Club, VA

Tom Groholski Andrecht Cedar Crest Country Club, VA
Photos by Jay Henry



I don’t really know what to say about these pictures, just a couple of classic shots of a couple of classic skaters, Tom Groholski and Jamie Godfrey skating a classic ramp, Cedar Crest Country Club. They were taken in June of 1988, and I barely remember skating with them that day. I think I went with Tom, but I may have just met them there. I do remember thinking how cool it was to be skating with Jamie, seeing as he was a skater I had heard of so many times, he was one of the Bones Brigade! Of course it was cool skating with Tom, but then again it always is.
Jay Henry
Jason Oliva
Jay these rule! Total Coolness…Glad to have you back on the THOS payroll. Dig out your Kona pics, you have left your fans bodies limp with breathless anticipation…
Lets get more pictures of Jaime Godfrey into the archive as well…fire up your scanners boys!

308: Rick Steamboat Charnoski Huge Mute air OC Maryland steel ramp 1988


Rick Steamboat Charnoski HUUUGE Mute air OC Maryland Steel ramp 1988

Photo Dennis Kane

Skater, artist, filmaker and inspiration for the name Team Steam Rick Steamboat Charnoski.

While I was in High school Steamboat sent me this gem (via US post) and I made a ton of stickers of it. I can see the original artwork framed and hanging here in The House of Steam World Headquarters as I type.


Be sure to buy Steamboats films!! They rule!


Coming soon!…. Rick’s SteamZine’s circa 1986

Jason Oliva

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