"Port Town." It was an opportunity to create music of many different
styles for one project. The documentary required very unique pieces
of music filled with different moods, dramatic nuances and dynamics.
My wife, Beth, suggested I write a song for the end credits. My goal
for the song, "This Town," was to support the movie thematically and
lyrically. My band, Olio, had a great time recording it. I am proud
to be a part of San Pedro history and thank God for this experience.
Thanks for listening!" Arif Hodzic
Seven Tales of Inspiration from the Greatest Little Place on the West Coast
Set against the thriving Port of Los Angeles and San Pedro's gorgeous coastline, Port Town tells seven dramatic stories about San Pedro's tough men and women who found the soaring promise of America's greatness on the multicultural town's gritty docks and seaside streets. The seven vignettes within Port Town include:
Man of the Sea
Chronicles the life and legend John Olguin, voted San Pedro's Man of the Twentieth Century by the Rotary Club.
Hail Mary Season
The story of Mary Star High School's last football team's miracle season in 1960.
The Last Fishermen
The story of Sicilian fishing captain John Diorio, one of the last young Italian skippers on San Pedro's wharf.
Artists and Musicians Must DIY
Between seminal punkrock figure Mike Watt, photographer Annie Appel, and Channel Street Skatepark builder Andy Harris, San Pedro is full of uplifting stories of artists struggling to create beautiful things for the world to appreciate.
Croation Freedom Runners
A special appearance by Croation actor Goran Visnjic, tells of Leonard Baric and Tony and Lucia Fantov's dramatic escape from communism.
Lady Longshoreman Pioneer
Chronicles the life of Elena Viramontes, who in the 1970s was the second lady to get a dock work job and join the ILWU.
San Pedro's POW Hero
Senator John McCain describes San Pedro's John Fer as a true American hero. McCain and Fer were both POWs in the infamous camp known as the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War.
Check out the artist's website:
1. This Town (Acoustic)
2. Man Of The Sea
4. True Love
5. Adventures In Life
6. Hail Mary Season
8. The Nuns Of Mary Star
9. Game Day
10. The Last Fishermen
11. Still Standing
12. A Fisherman's Life
13. Artists And Musicians Must DIY
15. The Scene
16. Dark Room
17. Channel Street Skatepark
18. For The Art
19. Living The Dream
20. Croatian Freedom Runners
22. Finding A Way
23. Saying Goodbye
24. Lady Longshoreman Pioneer
25. Get Busy
26. Working For Equality
28. San Pedro's POW Hero
29. Hanoi Hilton
30. Coming Home
31. This Town