Who Am I ?


Winter 2013-2014

1. Who am I?

My name is Ryan Star. My friends call me Rstar. My Grandma called me Kvetch.

2. What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I write and perform music, although my twitter will also refer to me as a snowboarder, which is a wishful other life. I am proud to announce my new work is a story called ANGELS  +  ANIMALS. It is out on iTunes January 14. In a time of singles, this is a real full-length conceptual album. I’m also scoring a film called The Hard Sell.

3. Where are you from and where are you going?

I was born on Long Island, New York. I reside now in Brooklyn and, as of this morning, as I read the news it looks like we all might be headed to Mars.

4. Who is your biggest hero?

My grandpa. He was a part of that great generation: fought the war, worked hard, and was selfless his entire life.

5. What book is your bible?

The Fountainhead.

As an artist in the commercial world you are tempted by compromise for the bigger good all the time. I see it everyday and I watch contemporaries of mine get pulled out of the water all the time to go to the great world above where fame and money are found. I find that most of the time their soul is left behind. Believing in what you do and who you are is most important to me these days.

6. What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love when people cover their mouths on the subway when they cough. It shows a harmony in the world and a respect for others.  They would probably be the ones who recycle and not throw their trash out the window. I try not to hate, but you can imagine where I would go with this.

7. What is your raison d’être?

Fancy. Music, Love, Truth, and pizza.

8. What is your favorite color?


9. Who is your favorite comic book superhero?


10. What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Hotel Delmano is my favorite spot in BK to hang and drink. So chill and quiet. You would hate it.

Brooklyn bowl is beyond fun. Only place I know you can watch Pearl Jam and Pumpkins videos while Questlove spins while I go for a turkey.

11. What turns you on?


12. What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

What is your dream? For as many people to hear my music as possible.

Ryan Star is a musician. His new concept album ANGELS  +  ANIMALS will be released January 14th.


Ryan Star’s Official Website

Photography by Meredith Truax

Design by Marie Havens


Ryan Star, Photography by Meredith Truax

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