I’m turning 37 tomorrow and wrote myself a list of 37 true things I hope I never forget that I’ve already learned about life.
1. No one is going to believe in you all the way except for you. You will have supporters and sales and reviews and boos and applause and every so often other people might even want to take a piece, but the dream is yours and yours alone. People will tell you that you don’t belong or that you shouldn’t believe, but here’s what: You DO and you SHOULD. Nobody puts baby in a corner (but know that literally everyone will try)
2. That pure belief you have inside yourself is made of solid gold. Protect it. It’s the most valuable thing you will ever own.
3. It’s perfectly alright to enjoy being in quiet, dark places by yourself. The world is hard and bright and you are allowed to go inside whenever you damn well please and stay there for as long as you damn well like.
4. The truth is magic. Every good thing that has come to you in your life has been because Read the rest of this entry »
Oh hi there, Innocent Words Music Magazine. You’re cute. 🙂
New interview and review in the October issue. Click the cover below to check it out on the Innocent Words site, or keep reading below for the transcript.
From Innocent Words Magazine: (October 2016 Issue)
Logan Lynn: Modern Day Gene Kelly
by John B. Moore
It’s been four years since Portland’s Logan Lynn last put out a full length. And despite coming out with a wildly popular Miley Cyrus cover in 2013, his latest record is aligned much closer to ’90s college radio rock and classic theatrical rock (think more Queen and less Yes), than a contemporary party album.
“I think strong ’90s college rock vibes are probably there by way of the strong ‘90s college rock vibes I loved and was raised on, and then intentionally nodding to on ‘ADIEU,’” says Lynn, referring to the new LP. “But I think Gino (Mari, his collaborator/producer) and I both had pretty serious musical theater vibes happening as a constant throughout. There are moments on this record that feel really jaunty and bratty and as we were recording them I tried to keep this mental image of myself with a dancing cane, clicking my heels in the rain and moving through these very serious themes with a spring in my step, front and center. The whole thing is very jazz hands mental health crisis, frankly.” Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to Behind The Barricade for having me on as the guest on their podcast today! We chatted about my new record, mental health advocacy, addiction recovery, the healing power of music, and more.
Listen to this week’s episode of Behind The Barricade HERE, or click play below.