Documentary 7 for ITP: “I Ain’t Searchin’” plus cool live video shot by fans!
This documentary short from the Emmy® Nominated series IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA was shot during the recording session at Phil Nicolo’s Studio4 and shows David Uosikkinen of The Hooters’ as he records the seventh song in his singles series. “I Ain’t Searchin’” was originally written and recorded by The American Dream and was produced by Todd Rundgren.
In the Pocket project, brings together all-star Philly musicians to cover classic Philadelphia tunes.
This track by In The Pocket features:
David Uosikkinen – (The Hooters) – drums
Eric Bazilian – (The Hooters) – guitar / lead vocal
Steve Butler – (Smash Palace) – guitar / vocals
Cliff Hillis – (Singer / Songwriter) – bass / vocals
Produced by Phil Nicolo
Special interview guests:
Don Lee Van Winkle of The American Dream
Official music video:
I shot and edited this video utilizing a steadicam in this uncut, single take music video for David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket: The Essential Songs of Philadelphia. The American Dream’s “I Ain’t Searchin’” is the seventh song in the project created to explore and re-record Philly’s essential music with Philadelphia music icons while raising money for the Settlement Music School.
As the In The Pocket project moves forward, I feel like we’ve developed a really cool interactive element to the song launch events in which the fans use their mobile devices to record the songs then submit them to me to compile into a video. This is that video. Shot Jan. 11. 2013 at the historic Colonial Theater by our fans. As part of In The Pocket’s continued support of education, the video was edited by Ashlegh Brauer, Holland Messina, Joe Wal and Wedge Wegman in my Drexel University Avid editing course as part of the curriculum. Their edits were complied into one, master music video with some additional color treatment and visual effects.
DOWNLOAD THE TRACK AND SEE MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT AT: WWW.SONGSINTHEPOCKET.ORG
I am extremely grateful to those who recorded and submitted their video.
About the project:
With IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA, The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen revisits songs that were either recorded in Philadelphia or written and performed by Philadelphians. These essential songs feature a rotating line up of Philly’s most celebrated musicians. Songs are available for download at songsinthepocket.org. A video documentary by award winning producer/director Steve Acito of Bluewire Media is produced to accompany each song. Acito’s In The Pocket long-form documentary was recently nominated for an Emmy award.
A portion of the proceeds benefit Philadelphia’s Settlement Music School. With six branches in PA and NJ, it is the largest community school of the arts in the United States serving 15,000 students each year regardless of age, race, or financial means. Settlement Music School’s alumni includes some of Philadelphia’s most beloved residents including Kevin and Michael Bacon, Chubby Checker, Stanley Clark, Kevin Eubanks, Buddy Greco, G. Love and Frank Rizzo.
See more In The Pocket Videos and Photographs
Buy In The Pocket songs here:
All songs are just 99¢ and are available on iTunes. So far we have recorded 7 tracks:
All My Mondays (feat. David Uosikkinen, Eric Bazilian, Richard Bush, Greg Davis, Rob Hyman & William Wittman)
Open My Eyes (feat. David Uosikkinen, Eric Bazilian, Rick Difonzo, Jeffrey Gaines, Rob Hyman & William Wittman)
You Can’t Sit Down (feat. David Uosikkinen, Tommy Conwell, Graham Alexander, Eric Bazilian, Jay Davidson & Rob Hyman)
Soon You’ll Be Gone (feat. David Uosikkinen, Jay Davidson, Rob Hyman, The Soul Survivors (Charlie & Richie Ingui), Fran Smith Jr, TJ Tindall & Eric Bazilian)
Change Reaction (feat. David Uosikkinen, Ben Arnold, Steve Butler, Rob Hyman, John Lilley & William Wittman)
Plus Disco Inferno!!!! Disco Inferno
I Ain’t Searchin’ (feat. David Uosikkinen, Eric Bazilian, Steve Butler & Cliff Hillis) Produced by Phil Nicolo