Logan Lynn by Ingrid Renan (2017) My Movie Star
 

LOGAN LYNN

  

Pretty Baby: A Love Story

I adopted Pretty Baby from Oregon Humane Society exactly 6 months ago today. They told me at the time that it could take up to 8 months for her to come to me or be comfortable in the new environment, but I just knew she was supposed to come home with me, so she did.

For about a year before that, I had been telling myself that I was going to bring a new animal into my home/heart/life once Jay, Gil and I finished this new record, and on our final day of mastering in the studio, I got sucked into the OHS dog adoption site, so I drove over to meet some pups.

As I came into the building, they had this giant tree with polaroids of lost or abandoned baby dogs under the banner “Home For Christmas”. I don’t even like Christmas, but for some reason the construction paper branches with tiny dog faces glued on them like ornaments pulled me in.

There were only 7 dogs left on what had clearly been a very well populated display at the beginning of the season. One of them looked so much sadder than the others. They thought she was two. A chihuahua mix who had spent her entire life cooped up in a tiny house with 98 other dogs and one very troubled animal hoarder.

This particular creature had never been held, never gone on a walk, never used stairs, never had a treat, and had spent her entire first 2 years locked inside, neglected and essentially fending for herself, before landing in doggie jail.

I asked to meet her. The attendant said “Now, if you are looking for a dog to go on walks with you, this is not the right dog. She may never be willing or able to go on walks due to fear.”

As I approached her cage, she growled and gave me ample verbal warning that she was not interested in making eye contact, so we didn’t. Instead, I went into one of the visitation rooms and waited for her to come see me.

When she finally got to the door, she refused come in — but my baby voice powers are too great for any creature to withstand. We stayed in there for a very long time together, first with the Humane Society volunteer, then by ourselves. She frantically looked for a way out for most of that time and I just kept saying “Who’s a baby? Who’s a pretty baby?” over and over to her. She eventually stopped trying to escape and accepted the chicken I had been offering and I figured if baby voice works here, it will definitely also work at home.

I told the attendant she was coming with me. They were all very concerned that I was adopting such a challenging individual without much forethought, but I understood who this dog was. We are the same. And she was not staying here, scared and alone, for another minute. They packed her up in a travel case for me and we left.

I was able to stay home with her over the days that followed. It was truly rough. She cried and growled and we continued to not make eye contact. I let her be, I sang songs constantly so she would get used to my voice, and my vegan fingers threw pieces of chicken her way before making any movements. This went on for 8 full days.

On our 8th evening together, right as I was really beginning to question what I had done to my previously quiet, easy life, something changed. She walked right up to me and wanted to be picked up, which I did then for the very first time. She stared at me really close to my face for what must have been an hour and wanted to hold hands periodically while she stared. She appeared to be crying what looked to be human tears; something I’ve never seen her (or any dog, for that matter) do before or ever since.

These were tears of gratitude. She had finally realized she was home. Safe. And that big scary human chicken man isn’t scary after all.

Today Pretty Baby is a happy, well-adjusted, queen. I hosted a retreat for Trillium Group’s executive leadership team at my house this week and she greeted everyone with tail wags and sniffs. No growls. No cries. No barks. No fear.

Love is powerful magic, friends. Living with this tiny lady the past 6 months and watching her move through her trauma by way of trusting and loving me has been one of the most healing, beautifully unexpected experiences.

Please go adopt someone that needs you!

WATCH: Logan Lynn Interview on NBC’s “Portland Today” for Mental Health Awareness Month (VIDEO)

Thanks to NBC affiliate KGW-TV for having me and my Keep Oregon Well co-founder Kim Scott on this week’s episode of “Portland Today” to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month!

My favorite question from today’s KGW-TV interview on Portland Today: “But really, Logan. What is the message you bring with your outfit?” ha ha ha

Watch the full episode on KGW-TV below:

LOOK: Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr Featured in Magnet Magazine This Month (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

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Big thanks to Magnet Magazine for featuring me and Jay Mohr in the current issue. They interviewed me about My Movie Star and what all we have cooking this year.

Read the online version HERE, or keep reading below for the full transcript.

From Magnet Magazine: (3/2/2018)

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MAGNET EXCLUSIVE: LOGAN LYNN’S “MY MOVIE STAR” SHORT FILM

Maybe it’s just us, but when we think of musicians who are also writers, filmmakers, TV personalities, producers, mental-health advocates, LGBT activists and in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction, Logan Lynn is one of the first people to come to mind. Anyway, Lynn has a new LP coming out this fall called My Movie Star, and much like its creator, it’s many different things at once. The multimedia My Movie Star is part standard album, part covers/remix record and part short film. What makes things even more interesting is the involvement of another man who wears many hats: Jay Mohr. The actor, comedian, producer and Mohr Stories podcaster became indispensable in the making of My Movie Star.

“I met Jay a while back when I did his show, and we both felt this instant connection to one another—like we had been married for years or something,” laughs Lynn. “We started going on adventures together from there and have been pretty inseparable ever since. I fucking love that guy and have never had anyone believe in me the way he does. That belief morphed into an official role at some point in 2016, and his honest feedback became producer notes.”

The 10 songs on My Movie Star were penned by Lynn on the piano in his Portland, Ore., loft, and he streamed these initial writing sessions live via social media. He soon took the clips offline and sent them to Mohr, who had more than his fair share of insightful input to provide Lynn. Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: Canadian Premiere of Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr’s “My Movie Star” in SPILL Magazine (VIDEO)

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The My Movie Star short film I made with Jay Mohr, GLASYS, Kevin Forrest and so many others has been making the rounds this week and today the featurette is having its Canadian premiere over at SPILL Magazine! I did a quickie interview with them, as well.

Check it out online HERE, or keep reading below for the full transcript:

From SPILL Magazine: (3/1/2018)

 

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My Movie Star

Coming October 12th, 2018 - Double LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  ADIEU.

2016 - Double LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  We Can’t Stop (Miley Cyrus Cover)

2013 - Single

© RCA Records / Sony Music Entertainment


  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


  The Last High (Dandy Warhols Cover)

2010 - Single

© Caroline Records / EMI / Beat The World


  Blood In The Water

2009 / 2011 - Remix LP

© Caroline Records / EMI / Beat The World


  From Pillar To Post

2009 - LP

© Caroline Records / EMI / Beat The World


  Live From Nowhere Near You

2008 / 2011 - Charity LP

© Greyday Records


  Feed Me To The Wolves

2007 - EP

© Beat The World / Logan Lynn Music


  Logan Lynn

1998-2006 - Double LP

© Beat The World / Logan Lynn Music


 

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