There are no small parts, only small actors

Konstantin Stanislavski remarked that "there are no small parts, only small actors." How many times have you heard that? If you're an actor you've probably heard it here and there as you and your acting career attempt to achieve liftoff.

Art and Politics: Can we still be friends?

1992 in my Upper West Side railroad apartment at 100 W. 83rd street I was sauteing salmon in butter and lemon while the side dishes simmered alongside in my micro kitchen.  I was preparing to receive my friends for what…

The Swan

2007. I was in London working for the motion picture camera company, PANAVISION.  I did about five weeks over there both times staying at the Hotel Kempinski in Oxford Circus.  This was the old magistrate building where Keith Richards…

Girlfriend gets Remixed!

Robin and I wrote "Hold Me Close" after our album Girlfriend,  "The New Me" was released.  It was the summer of 1998 and we were driving up to play at A Day in the Garden, Woodstock '98…

Help Myself

Funny how things never turn out the way you think they should.

My song, "Help Myself", is a reflection of life in the gutter.  Desperate for change and redemption...desperate for true love.  Attempting to fill that God shaped…

Psych Files: On Location in Omaha NE

Acting is an interesting job.  I was hungry for gigs when I was actively pursuing the craft in New York City and Los Angeles.  It was 1994 and I auditioned and booked this job in NYC to portray convicted and…

ART SYMPOSIUM Music Sessions with Phil Hyland

Touring:  Ins and Outs

Update post event on 10/22/2018 by Phil Hyland

Now that you’ve recorded your album (or single) and released it...did you factor in a marketing and touring budget? 

Is everyone in your band REALLY…

Talk about the Weather

The weather has been so extreme from fire to rain.  One day there is chaos and a deluge and then 24 hours later I wake up to an incredible sunrise and a day of calm.

It is no wonder…

Somewhere Down on that Busy Street 

"Don't Fade Away"...I walked over to Straus Park early one evening looking for inspiration.  I was living with Robin on West End Avenue which is a beautiful neighborhood.  I remember when we met she said she lived on W. 103rd…

She Never Cared

Like Liv Tyler's character, Arwen, in The Lord of the Rings, Catherine would show up and then quickly disappear.

She was a free spirit and liked to hang out downtown with us Open High School kids.  Open High…