Logan Lynn by Ingrid Renan (2017) My Movie Star
 

LOGAN LYNN

  

WATCH: Feed Me To The W.T.F. (VIDEO)

I can’t believe it’s been 11 years since this single premiered on MTVLogoVH1 and a bunch of other channels, radio stations, and like…MySpace, I guess?

It was the first time I had ever been on network TV or signed to a major label, and so many people were projecting things onto me at the time, working to mold me, and trying to help fit me into the big game somewhere. Anyone who was tuned in to my nonsense back then will recall, I did not respond well.

“Feed Me To The Wolves” was my first big break, but at its core it’s a song about me trying to survive cocaine addiction, and this video is the last time I would ever be filmed coked out of my mind or drunk. The fact that it was so celebrated at the time — that I was so celebrated in that state of actively, messily, visibly spiraling towards imminent death — seems so curious to me now, over a decade into my recovery.

I was blowing through an 8 ball of coke and drinking at least a fifth of vodka every day, and I showed up to my big break accordingly. I spent $67,000.00 on cocaine in 2007 alone. I was terrible and mean and people thought it was hilarious and marketable.

The crazier I acted, the more folks wrote about me and booked me for shows; and the stranger things got on and off stage at those shows, the more people offered me TV gigs and would come to watch me spin out…but what so many people ended up watching was me canceling performances because I couldn’t remember my words, bailing on appearances at the last minute because my voice quit working (from smoking crack), having my nose begin to die and nearly fall off my face, several public, well-documented overdoses, and eventually (thankfully) disappearing into hospitals and rehabs, emerging well (ish) nearly two years later.

I wish I could go back in time and tell this sad dude to go get help before help is forced upon him in emergency rooms just 18 months later; To not worry about blowing his one shot by pausing the career clock because he ends up blowing his one shot in the end anyway; And that even that’s bullshit because there is no such thing as just one shot, in life or in music.

All that said, I am so grateful for this song, for the peculiar way it continues to find its way into the world all these years later, and how it has ultimately made so many things possible for me, my career, and my life.

Behold: The very last time I ever drank milk.

🖤

 

 

New Interview with Logan Lynn in September Issue of The Spill Magazine

New interview and feature story in this month’s issue of The Spill Magazine out of Toronto, Canada. Check it out online HERE, or keep reading below for the full transcript.

From The Spill Magazine: (September 2018 Issue)

JAY MOHR, GLASYS, AND A STEINWAY PIANO

A CONVERSATION WITH LOGAN LYNN

In a fast-paced world so focused on efficiency and thin margins of success, it can be easy to brush aside the negative side effects of the modern-day lifestyle. Oftentimes we don’t have the time or energy to do anything more than make ends meet and spend a few precious moments with those who are important to us, even in industries like music that are often associated with a more leisurely lifestyle. Gone are the days where artistry is synonymous with leading the conversations on the issues that we as a society have been pushing out of our minds.

After years of struggles which include childhood trauma, depression, suicide attempts, and drug abuse, Logan Lynn finds himself in a position to do just that: to talk about those problems that most people don’t have the time or energy to care about. When I spoke to Logan, he was in the middle of a short tour with alternative rockers Portugal. The Man in support of the mental health initiative Keep Oregon Well. Logan is brimming with positivity about his chance to participate in the conversation:

“[The tour’s] been really great! You know, [Portugal. The Man] are such great guys to bring me along for the ride and create space in these shows to talk about mental health and reach their fans about stuff that matters, while we’re reaching them with music.”

While supporting a rock band at the height of their popularity Read the rest of this entry »

National Council Interview with Logan Lynn About Music, Mental Health, and Portugal. The Man Out Today

The National Council interviewed me for a story they published today about music, mental health and this month’s Portugal. The Man tour. Read it over on the National Council blog HERE, or keep reading below for the transcript.

From the National Countil: (8/10/18)

Singing to a Different Tune: How Logan Lynn Breaks Stigma With Music

Logan Lynn sometimes has unspeakable thoughts.

The versatile artist, whose music career has spanned more than 20 years, will often experience moments when he can’t quite communicate what he’s thinking, how he feels or why he feels it. It’s can be a paralyzing and terrifying conundrum, and one that is far too familiar to the millions of people like him who experience depression.

“My depression feels, at times, so great that I can’t even find words to tell someone how I’m feeling … but my pen usually seems to still work,” said Lynn, who has lived experience managing depression, addiction and suicidal ideation. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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My Movie Star

2018 - Double LP

© Logan Lynn Music / Mohr Media


  ADIEU.

2016 - LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks

2012 - LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  Everything You Touch Turns To Gold

2011 - Acoustic EP

© Logan Lynn Music


  I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday

2010 - LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  From Pillar To Post

2009 - LP

© Caroline Records / EMI / Beat The World


 

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