Randal Berry covers “You Could Be in California”

February 12, 2017

Here’s Expatriate Randal Berry’s cover version of my “You Could Be in California” off Chinese Rolex. Like Prince, Randal plays all the instruments and sings all the parts on this track. I’m trying to convince him to do a solo …

“You Could be in California”

February 4, 2017

From my forthcoming album Chinese Rolex.

Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal

February 3, 2017

2-3-59

February 3, 2017

  2-3-59 Philip Martin·Friday, 3 February 2017 20 reads Innocence is apparently a renewable resource. Americans have lost it dozens of times in the last 60 years. There was JFK and Vietnam and RFK and Martin and Watergate and the …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Six

January 25, 2017

Sundance: Day 6 Number of Films: 4 Vibe: Life is Misery Bad Day for the Cut: Imagine an Irish John Wick, only as a farmer armed only with an old hunting rifle, and who tools around in a red camper …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Five

January 24, 2017

Sundance: Day 5 Number of Films: 2 Vibe: Snowbound Call Me By Your Name: This film, from acclaimed Italian director Luca Guadagnino, had its public premiere last night, and as the resulting accolades came pouring in via twitter, it was …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Four

January 23, 2017

Sundance: Day 4 Number of Films: 4 Vibe: Transfixed Wind River: Taylor Sheridan has been on a hell of a roll since the one-time actor got his first screenplay, Sicario, made into a pretty gripping film. Last summer’s unexpected hit, …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Three

January 22, 2017

Sundance 2017: Day 3 Number of Films: 3 Vibe: Bloody but unbowed Axolotl Overdrive: An absolute boor of a film about Mifti (Jasna Fritzi Bauer) a 16-year-old German girl living in well-heeled chaos, skipping school, snorting coke, and spending time …

Piers Marchant Sundance 2017: Day 2

January 21, 2017

Sundance 2017: Day 2 Number of Films: 3 Vibe: Absorbed My Happy Family: I wouldn’t call this splendid, Georgian domestic drama from first-name-listed directors Nana & Simon (a somewhat cute affectation for a film that is absolutely rid of such sentiments) similar to …

Piers Marchant at Sundance 2017: Day 1

January 21, 2017

Sundance 2017: Day 1 Number of Films: 2 Vibe: Gasping for Air Dayveon: First-time director Amman Abbasi takes his native Arkansas landscape and mines it exceptionally well in service to his story about a young man (Devin Blackmon) on the cusp of throwing …