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LOGAN LYNN’S “FEED ME TO THE WOLVES” IN KEXP SEATTLE’S BIG GAY RADIO PLAYLIST THIS WEEK!

In the spirit of Gay Pride week, KEXP Seattle (otherwise known as the coolest radio station in all the land) has released their annual “Weird At My School: Big Gay Playlist” and my song “Feed Me To The Wolves” (the “From Pillar To Post” version from 2009) is song 10, just between Ships: “Up and Down” and The Hidden Cameras: “Underage (Holy Fuck Remix).

Neat gay stuff, huh? Check it out HERE.

DUDE, 2009: YOU SUCK, BRO!!!

Logan Lynn (2009)

OK, so…the title of this post is a bit dramatic and unfair. 2009 actually brought with it some really amazing things. My new record “From Pillar To Post” was released and was received better than my little brain could have imagined…First by the press, then by all of you guys. It’s been really great to finally get to share where I’ve been since 2007 with you after going into hiding shortly after I got signed with “Beat The World”. Thanks so much for listening, for helping to spread the word about my tunes, and for reminding me constantly why it is that I write songs in the first place.

On the flipside to all of this professional joy, the past year has been quite a journey for me personally. 2009 was the first year since 1994 where no Alcohol or Cocaine entered my body. Like…NONE. I got clean in the beginning of 2008, so it was tainted by a couple of months of freebasing and I didn’t quit drinking until December of ’08…but this year was clean, start to finish. I’m nearing the 2 year anniversary of my last journey to cracked-out partytown…I know for normal people that doesn’t seem like a very big deal, but for me and for anyone who has ever known or loved me, it’s noteworthy. I’m finally at a point with the getting well that it’s not such a constant struggle to function. All I really have to say about that is…FUCK YES!!! FINALLY!!!!!

At this point, I have torn down every part of my old life and am about to start over. After over 6 years of moving in one direction together, my partner and I split up in July and I’ve spent much of the past 6 months since just regrouping, catching my breath, mourning the loss of that companionship (and that of one of my dogs, Spike, who went to live with “other dad” when he left), and making a new plan. I made decisions this year that kicked me WAY out of my comfort zone and have left me feeling vulnerable and beyond frightened at times, but I’ve managed to navigate through and have finally hit the light at the end of the dark tunnel. I feel great sorrow for this loss in my life, and it is a neon example of how some things which I broke when I was high are just unfixable, no matter how hard anyone tries. I wish him nothing but the greatest happiness and hope the new year brings peace and healing for both of our sad, broken hearts.

That same week in July I went to stay with my Mom and Dad in the Oregon desert. We spent the first part of the week in a raw emotional state, talking out old festering wounds and repairing cracks in the foundation of our family unit that had been made long ago. We cried for the better part of the week, but managed to come back together at some point while I was there. That time with them is the most beautiful experience I’ve had in my life so far and things are forever changed as a result of those moments together.

I’ve made a lot of new friends this year and am really excited to be starting a new decade this week with all of you in tow. I feel light again, like things are clearing up. I am determined to bring my personal life up to speed with my professional life this year…gonna make some happy stuff happen!!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!!! See you on the 7th at Doug Fir in Portland! It’s gonna be a really good show. “Cars & Trains” and “The Gentry” rule the skool.

xxLL

FEATURE STORY ON LOGAN LYNN TODAY AT THE "NERDY FRAMES" MUSIC & POP CULTURE BLOG FROM NEW ZEALAND!

Logan Lynn (2009)

The “Nerdy Frames” Music & Pop Culture blog from Auckland, New Zealand picked up on my new video and ran a feature on me today. You can also download some FREE MP3’s of my songs from their site!!!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!!!

Fun. It’s amazing to me that people all over the world are getting my music delivered to their ears these days. Go interwebz, huh? Also, go Beat The World & Caroline/EMI Records for getting it out there on a grand scale! I’m a very lucky boy. Worldwide distribution, baby! WOOT.

FEATURE STORY AND INTERVIEW WITH LOGAN LYNN ON "OUT" MAGAZINE'S WEBSITE TODAY!

Logan Lynn (2009)

So exciting. “Out” Magazine has me as one of their featured stories today over at their website. To check it out, CLICK HERE.

Today rules!!!

You can read the full transcript from the interview below as well.

Out Magazine, December/January (2009)

From “Out” Magazine:

“NEED TO KNOW: LOGAN LYNN — The singer chats about his new album, feuding with Jeffree Star, and “putting the discomfort back in disco.” Plus: see his new video, “Bottom Your Way to the Top.”

Logan Lynn’s emo-disco-pop blend has already made him a hit with gay guys who like to hear their lives — from the highs to the lows — set to music. His ability to capture melancholy and melody is really no surprise, given that the grandmother who taught him about music also taught a similarly emotional man, Johnny Cash. We sat down with Lynn to find out about “bottoming his way to the top,” feuding with Jeffree Star, and just what “putting the discomfort in disco” actually means.
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"FROM PILLAR TO POST" FEATURED ON THE ITUNES MUSIC STORE "INDIE SPOTLIGHT" HOMEPAGE!!!

Logan Lynn (2009)

So…my head has pretty much been spinning with excitement since late Monday night when iTunes went live with my new record “From Pillar To Post” as one of their featured “New and Noteworthy” selections on the homepage of their “Indie Spotlight”…right next to “Oasis”, baby!

To check it out for yourself, go to the iTunes Music Store and click on the drop-down MUSIC tab at the top. From there, you can click on “Indie Spotlight” and you’ll see me front and center. You can also access the album on iTunes directly by CLICKING HERE!

Logan Lynn "From Pillar To Post" (2009 Beat The World Records)

THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO CAME OUT TO THE "FROM PILLAR TO POST" CD RELEASE PARTY IN PORTLAND LAST NIGHT!!!

Logan Lynn (2009)

I love you all for coming out to “Jinx” Bar in Portland last night for the CD Release party my label put on for me. Thanks so much to Ryan, The Dandy Warhols, & all the sponsors (“Just Out” Newsweekly, “Vault Martini”, “Beat The World Records”, & “Jinx” Bar)…and big, BIG thanks to DJ Rescue for being her amazing self, as ever. I’ve said it before, but I am convinced that Zia McCabe is an angel sent from heaven to bless our ears and faces. Thanks for making the night a good time, you sweet people!!!

Here’s some photos from the evening for those of you who missed it. It suddenly turned into a dance party around Midnight. Super fun. Thanks for coming out to celebrate the new record finally coming out! You guys rule.

"From Pillar To Post" CD Release Party @ "Jinx" Portland (11/22/09)

"From Pillar To Post" CD Release Party @ "Jinx" Portland (11/22/09)

"From Pillar To Post" CD Release Party @ "Jinx" Portland (11/22/09)

"From Pillar To Post" CD Release Party @ "Jinx" Portland (11/22/09)

"From Pillar To Post" CD Release Party @ "Jinx" Portland (11/22/09)

"From Pillar To Post" CD Release Party @ "Jinx" Portland (11/22/09)

AMAZING REVIEW OF "FROM PILLAR TO POST" FROM PORTLAND NEWSWEEKLY "JUST OUT" THIS WEEK! CHECK IT OUT BELOW!

Logan Lynn (2009)

Lots of love from the hometown this week. In preparation for the big listening party my label is throwing me this weekend, Portland Newsweekly “Just Out” did a post about the party which you can read HERE. The writer, Ryan J. Prado, also included their official review of my new record which you can read below.

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From “Just Out” (11/20/09)

“Where Logan Lynn excels on his debut Beat the World full-length, From Pillar to Post, is not as readily accessible as the genre in which his music resides might allude to. Were it simply a raved-up dissertation concerning the trappings of the emo generation (a term Lynn actually embraces), it might be dubbed a hybrid anomaly, pitting two oft-divided musical milieus into one, shattering a once-proverbial mold. But Pillar… does more than that. Opener “Feed Me to the Wolves” writhes with industrial-rock melancholia, with Lynn’s lethargic monotone repeating, “I won’t stop until I find a way to make you stay.”

Dance jams like “Alone Together” offer respite from the gloom, but only if you aren’t paying attention — like adding layers to a wedding cake, Lynn adds frighteningly catchy minor chord sediments to already shaky bedrock. When you reach the album’s finale — among the busy, ambient blips on “The Dotted Line” — Lynn bellows robotically the line, “It’s so hard to say goodbye.” He’s right; listening to Pillar… poses an awfully disheartening conundrum: Should I keep listening to such personal expression? And just as a savage stares at the sun despite the spots, you will listen to Lynn despite the sadness.”

– Ryan J. Prado

COME TO THE "BEAT THE WORLD RECORDS" PARTY IN PDX THIS SUNDAY NIGHT WITH LOGAN LYNN + ZIA FROM "DANDY WARHOLS"!

Logan Lynn (2009): Zia McAbe (From "The Dandy Warhols")

The Dandy Warhols posted the scoop on their website today. CLICK HERE to check it out. Have I mentioned how much I love them? They are so good to me. I love my label!!! Awwww…

The party starts at 8pm and goes until Midnight. It’s FREE FUN sponsored by “Just Out” Newsweekly, “Jinx Bar”, “Beat The World Records”, & “Vault Martini”. Check out the flyer below.

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SEE YOU SUNDAY EVERYBODY!!!

xxLL

Logan Lynn Listening Party in Portland! 11/22/09!  FREE!!!

"WRITE IT ON MY LEFT ARM" VIDEO PICKED UP BY LOGO FOR A SECOND WEEK OF NETWORK TV TIME!

Logan Lynn (2009)

Pretty fun! You can watch this week’s episode airing now thru Sunday when the new one premiers. My new video, “Write It On My Left Arm”, appears on both so…watch it this week, watch it next week, or watch in online over at Logo’s website HERE.

Once again, I’m in the mix with some heavy hitters. Put me on any list with the Metric kids anywhere any day of the week and I’ll be all smiles. Hell yes.

Here’s what NEXT week’s episode has in store:

#1 Metric “Help I’m Alive”
#2 Jack Penate “Be The One”
#3 The Lovely Feathers “Lowiza” (Logo Premiere)
#4 Cage the Elephant “Back Up Against the Wall” (Logo Premiere)
#5 One eskimO “Kandi” (Logo Premiere)
#6 Logan Lynn “Write It On My Left Arm”
#7 Amanda Blank “I Might Like You Better”
#8 The Polyamorous Affair “White Hot Magic” (Broadcast Premiere)
#9 Girl in a Coma “El Monte”
#10 The Cliks “Dirty King”

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TUNE INTO MTV'S LOGO CHANNEL TONIGHT FOR THE "NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIER" OF LOGAN LYNN'S "WRITE IT ON MY LEFT ARM" VIDEO!

Logan Lynn (2009)

This week’s episode of “NewNowNext” (MTV’s Logo Channel’s weekly “New Music Videos” showcase) is premiering my new video, “Write It On My Left Arm”, Directed by Trip Ross, TONIGHT (Sunday 9/6) at MIDNIGHT! Set your DVR or go HERE for repeat showtimes and full schedule!

I’m in some SUPER good company on this week’s show…check it out!

1. Amanda Blank “I Might Like You Better” (Logo Premiere)
2. Santigold “Lights Out”
3. Cage the Elephant “Back Up Against the Wall” (Logo Premiere)
4. Jay Reatard “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” (Logo Premiere)
5. Logan Lynn “Write It On My Left Arm” (Broadcast Premiere)
6. The Dead Weather “Treat Me Like Your Mother (Live)”
7. Metric “Help I’m Alive”
8. Jack Penate “Be The One”
9. Von Iva “LA LA”
10. The Sounds “No One Sleeps While I’m Awake”

Umm…yeah. So super awesome!!!

MY NEW VIDEO, "WRITE IT ON MY LEFT ARM", HAS BEEN PICKED UP BY MTV'S LOGO NETWORK!!!

From Pillar To Post Artwork by Logan Lynn (2009)

It will be making it’s Network Television Premier on Logo’s weekly music video show “NewNowNext” at some point over the coming weeks…I will keep you posted on the specifics with all of that as they are revealed.

Pretty fun! For now, you can watch the video at the top (right) of this site!

Yay. TV.

CHECK OUT MY INTERVIEW WITH AUSTRALIAN "Q" MAGAZINE!

From Pillar To Post Artwork by Logan Lynn (2009)

For those of you not in Australia, you can either go to “Q Magazine” online here and download the latest (August 09) issue (My story is on pages 31 and 32) or you can check out the full transcript of my interview with Q Magazine’s Marc Porter just below:

MP: What is the inspiration behind your upcoming new album From Pillar To Post?

LL: Well, this record is basically a documentation of my journey from despair into wellness…the songs are about love and sadness and the struggle to stay alive and find truth in the midst of total chaos, addiction, loneliness…my music mirrors my life, and my life went through a major overhaul about halfway through the 2-year process of making “From Pillar To Post”, so it starts off desperate and ends hopeful. Ultimately, it’s about me letting go of the darkness that I had been encompassed by for so many years and allowing the light in, little bits at a time. I’m no good if I’m not totally honest about where I am when I’m writing, so as the clouds cleared in my life they also cleared in the songs. It’s about letting go, allowing myself to feel things as they are, and being brave about facing the feelings instead of cowering in the corner with a pile of cocaine and doing my best to escape them.
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