Toby Calls it Quits!
Toby says he is done with movies! He says it really affected the way he wrote songs and that the "vibe" just wasn't there anymore and neither was the payoff for all the time spent on a movie set I guess. Surely it still pays pretty well?
When I did the movies, it affected my songwriting. I think I had quality songs & we had hits & stuff but it affected my day-to-day, my system, my routine & the volume of songs that I bring to the table when I record an album.
You may think that you can't go wrong by doing movies and expanding your base but Toby says that isn't the case at all:
I got little or no bang. You know songs get heard on the radio forever, but movies are like here and then they’re gone. They’re not re-currents. You heard the song today and then you hear it tomorrow and then 10 years from now you’ll still hear it every once in a while, but you’ll hear it more than you’ll see that movie replay. There’s just not enough bang for my buck to waste that much time into a project.
Toby went on to say:
I proved to myself I could do it, proved to myself I could write a screenplay, proved to myself that I could act and be in a movie with the Burt Reynolds and Kelly Prestons and people like that of the world, Tess Harpers and hold my own. And it was like, ‘Alright, I done that. Now what did I get out of that?’ Other than the experience, we’re good.
Toby, if your good we're good but to be honest...he was a great actor in my opinion. Thought he did a bang up job for the most part. He's no Tim McGraw but hey...