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Logan Lynn in the Sunday Crossword This Week

Spoiler: I’m number 2 down in today’s crossword. 💰

New Logan Lynn Fan Art: “Oh, Lucifer” by Dandy Jon

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I always love to see what my songs are inspiring out in the world…especially when it’s Satanic. ha!

Thanks to Dandy Jon for creating THIS based on my song and video for Oh, Lucifer (off of my 2016 album ADIEU.)

Logan Lynn Interviewed in Pride 2017 Edition of Artist Waves

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I was interviewed this week for Artis Waves: Pride Edition. We talked about life, love, my new record with GLASYS and Jay Mohr, and a bunch of gay stuff cuz, you know…PRIDE.

Click HERE to check it out on the Artist Waves site, or keep reading below for the transcript:

What Pride Month Means to Me:
Music and video has always been a way for me to push back on dominant culture. As a queer youth, making songs about coming to terms with my own sexuality and exit from the non-affirming conservative Christian cult I was raised in, there were many times where being able to connect to myself by way of those songs was really instrumental in keeping me alive. Pride is a 365 day annual experience for me. I come out over and over and continue to be a visible gay person in rooms that have maybe historically not been very welcoming…and are sometimes not welcoming still. My songs, my records, my style, my voice out in the world — those are the ways in which I am able to combat the oppression in my life. My response to the election, to the violence in the community, is to dial my gay up. You thought I was sparkly before? Well, look at me now. Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn Speaking, Performing and Accepting the 2017 National Council “Award of Excellence” at #NatCon17 in Seattle This Week

Logan Lynn at NatCon17 in Seattle (2017)

For those of you attending the National Council for Behavioral Health‘s #NatCon17 this coming week, join us for Monday’s Thought Leader Plenary: “Health Systems Partnering with Communities for Whole Health” in the afternoon!

Plenary Facebook Live AftershowThe in-person panel discussion is at 4:15 at theWashington State Convention Center, followed by a Facebook Live Q&A at 6pm on the Keep Oregon Well page. Tune in at www.Facebook.com/KeepOregonWell

Then, the following night I will be performing with GLASYS at the 2017 Awards of Excellence Show and accepting this year’s Award of Excellence for Artistic Expression in the field of mental and behavioral health for my advocacy work through music, TV, film and the Keep Oregon Well campaign and social movement to fight stigma and end discrimination.

Learn more about this year’s Awards of Excellence HERE. For a preview of what you can expect from the show, click play below, although we’ll be wearing tuxedos:

Logan Lynn on X-Ray FM’s “Gritty Birds” Radio Show and Podcast This Week Talking About Recovery, Old Portland and Pretty Shoes

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Thanks again to XRAY.FM and Jeni Wren for having me on “Gritty Birds” this week!

The episode just aired on the radio, but you can listen to the podcast now on iTunes, on the “Gritty Birds” Website, or by clicking play below:

Logan Lynn’s ADIEU Reviewed in February 2017 Issue of Germany’s OXfanzine Music Mag

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Thanks to Germany’s OxFanzine for reviewing my new record ADIEU in February’s print edition of the magazine!

Click HERE to check out OX online, or read the review below.  I don’t speak German but if you do, ENJOY!

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Logan Lynn’s “ADIEU” Reviewed in the February 2017 Issue of Disarm Magazine

Logan Lynn's ADIEU on 150 gram red double vinyl album (2017 Disarm Magazine)

Disarm Magazine picked my new record ADIEU as one of the 10 “Best Albums of 2016” just days ago and now they have published the most exquisite, long-form review in this month’s issue!

I am so touched that they took the time to really listen to our record the way they so clearly did. What a review!

Click HERE to read it on Disarm Magazine’s website, or keep reading below.

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National Council for Behavioral Health Honors Logan Lynn with 2017 “Award of Excellence in Artistic Expression”

Logan Lynn at home in Portland Oregon (2017)

I was just notified by The National Council for Behavioral Health that I am being given one of their Awards of Excellence this April at the national behavioral health conference in Seattle!

The award is for “Excellence in Artistic Expression” for my music, mental health advocacy work and Keep Oregon Well!

Such a special thing. 😊

Tickets and info available HERE. Official press release below.

From XO Publicity: (2/3/2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Musician and Mental Health Advocate Logan Lynn Awarded 2017 “Excellence in Artistic Expression” Award from The National Council on Behavioral Health

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The National Council for Behavioral Health announced today that they will be honoring Portland musician, filmmaker, TV personality and mental health advocate Logan Lynn with the 2017 “Excellence in Artistic Expression” Award at this year’s national behavioral healthcare conference, taking place in Seattle, Washington on April 4th.

Logan Lynn is being recognized for his efforts in music, TV, film and advocacy.  In addition to being a successful musician who uses his platform to explore issues of recovery and resilience, Logan is the Founder of the Keep Oregon Well campaign and social movement to fight the stigma of mental illness and end discrimination.  Keep Oregon Well is a partnership between Logan Lynn and Trillium Family Services (Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families), Alpha Media, iHeartMedia, KGW-TV/NBC and an entire army of celebrity talent.

Logan released his 8th studio album ADIEU on September 23rd, 2016. The record explored issues of mental health, addiction recovery, grief, loss, resilience and Lynn’s own lifelong battle with overcoming persistent suicidal ideation.  ADIEU was named one of the “Top 10 Albums of 2016” by Blurt Magazine and Disarm Magazine, as well as one of the “Top 5 Albums of 2016” by Insite Magazine.

In January of 2017 Logan released a documentary film titled “Lead With Love”, about his controversial Inter-Community Dialogue Project with the conservative evangelical Mars Hill Church.  He will star in Last Meal, a new horror-comedy TV series from Two Penguins Productions and the writers of “Search Party” on TBS, this spring.

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For more on the National Council on Behavioral Health and the “Awards of Excellence” event honoring Logan Lynn, visit www.TheNationalCouncil.org/About/Awards/

For more on Logan Lynn, visit www.LoganLynnMusic.com

Logan Lynn’s “ADIEU” Named One of the 10 “Best Albums of 2016” by Disarm Magazine

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Big thanks to the folks at Disarm Magazine for including me in their “Best Music We Heard in 2016” feature this month. Super exciting that my new record ADIEU made it onto their 10 “Best Albums of the Year” list!

Check it out HERE.

Logan Lynn’s ‘ADIEU’ Named “Vinyl of the Week” and Reviewed by Forestpunk This Week

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My new record ADIEU is “Vinyl of the Week” over at Forestpunk this week! Check out their killer review HERE, or keep reading below.

From Forestpunk: (1/28/2017)

Vinyl Of The Week: Logan Lynn – Adieu Review
A synthy Indie Pop “jazz hands mental crisis” from Portland‘s Logan Lynn on Adieu, Lynn’s eighth LP.

Both the record sleeve and the LP decals for Adieu feature a super cute crimson Pomeranian against a striking, cheery chartreuse backdrop. A closer examination reveals the pet being fed with blood from a slit wrist. It’s an apt entry point for Logan Lynn’s jaunty, musical theater-informed song cycle on breakups, mental health, suicidal thoughts, and recovery. Self help never sounded so fun!

Taken at the surface level, Adieu would simply be another peppy, upbeat synthpop record – albeit a very good one – with sharp, tight arrangements and eloquent lyrics. Diving into the lyric sheet (thoughtfully included with the 2xLP) cracks the shiny veneer, revealing an unexpected darkness, as Lynn peels off his skin, to share his shredded nerves and modern-day anxieties, delving into the seamy, sleazy side of life, while sounding like a Threepenny Opera.

Lynn and longtime collaborator Gino Mari broke the mold on Lynn’s traditional methodology, with Lynn writing all the vocals and lyrics acapella, then bringing them into the studio for further embellishment, both synthetic and organic. Classic piano pop – a la Ben FoldsHarry NilssonRandy Newman – meet lo-fi synths and canned beats, as heard on album opener double header “I Like It All The Time” followed by “Go There Where You Want To Be Loved” – the catchiest, most tuneful take on abandonment you’re likely to hear this month.

The melodicism and catchy arrangements – like the toppling piano chords and pots-and-pans percussion of “Go There” – are a perfect microcosm of what makes this album so exceptional, so unique, so palatable. Lynn laces the abyss with a wheelbarrow full of sugary Indie Pop. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Logan Lynn’s “Oh, Lucifer” Video on Logo TV’s “NewNowNext” This Week!

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Check out my new video “Oh, Lucifer” this week on “NewNowNext” over at MTV’s Logo Network! Click HERE, or keep reading below.

From Logo TV: (1/23/2017)

“Logan Lynn Is Reclaiming Hell As A Safe Space For Queers – ‘Oh, Lucifer’ skewers the religious right in a most devious way.


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Insite Atlanta Entertainment Magazine Names Logan Lynn’s ADIEU One of the “Top 5 Albums of 2016”

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Thanks to Insite Atlanta Entertainment Magazine for naming my new record ADIEU one of the “Top 5 Albums of 2016”! Click HERE to check it out, or keep reading below:

From Insite Atlanta Entertainment Magazine: (January 2017 Issue)

“Adieu is quite possibly Logan Lynn’s best album yet, as each song here builds on the next for an impressively cohesive set, ending in the brilliantly wry ‘Oh, Lucifer’. Despite a mix of up tempo indie pop and more introspective piano tracks they fit together beautifully. Lynn continues to impress eight records into his career.” Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: Logan Lynn Releases “Oh, Lucifer” Music Video in Protest of Donald Trump’s 1st Day in Office (VIDEO)

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I wrote a song called “Oh, Lucifer” about reclaiming Hell as a safe space for queer people and ended my new record ADIEU with it at the end of last year.

Our decision to release the video today, Donald J. Trump’s first day in office, was no accident. Oh, and…he makes a cameo.

Watch “Oh, Lucifer” HERE, or press play below:

ABOUT THE VIDEO: (from XO Publicity, 1/9/17)

On Friday, January 20th, 2017 Portland indie pop musician Logan Lynn releases “Oh, Lucifer”, a new music video in protest of Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration.

Logan Lynn stars in the “Oh, Lucifer” video alongside his producer Gino Mari and a cast of original puppets created by puppeteer Matthew Hopkins, which includes David Bowie, George Michael, Freddie Mercury, Donald Trump, Rev. Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist Church), cult leader Jim Jones (whose final murderous sermon is also sampled in the song), puppet versions of Logan and Gino, as well as many others.

Logan Lynn’s reclaiming of eternal Hellfire and damnation on “Oh, Lucifer” is a brutal roasting of the religious fundamentalist cult he escaped as a young person and a grandiose middle finger to all of the insufferable anti-gay bigots he has encountered in the years since.  With lyrics like “Remember, my dears that if we don’t sin then Jesus died for f—ing nothing” while a demon voice sample growls “Faggots should be burned” in the background, Lynn isn’t holding back on the final song on his latest record, ADIEU; and he isn’t holding back in the music video that accompanies it, either.

“I have been beside myself since Election Day…in a daze. Making this video was the only thing I could think of to do with all of this hopelessness I feel.” Lynn said. “It felt really good to put Donald Trump in prison and blow up ‘God Hates Fags’ protest signs and give electro-shock therapy to Fred Phelps and all the other wild stuff we did to puppets in this video.  It was healing somehow.”

Oh, Lucifer” was produced by Portland Film Works, the production company also responsible for Logan Lynn’s “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” music video from 2013 and his “Go There When You Want To Be Loved” video from 2016, and was written and directed by Portland filmmaker Kevin Forrest.

Logan partnered with designer Emily Payne (“Project Runway”, “Project Runway: All Stars, Leathertongue) on a custom-made couture “Mega-Hoodie” costume for the video, with additional costuming by Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Dita Eyewear and ASOS.

Named one of the “Top 10 Albums of 2016” by Blurt Magazine, Lynn’s 8th studio album ADIEU was released on September 23rd, 2016 to critical acclaim and has been endorsed by journalists and celebrities ranging from actor and comedian Jay Mohr, to The Dandy Warhols and Hutch Harris of The Thermals.  The record is available on 150 gram red vinyl double album, CD Digipak and Digital Download.

Logan Lynn’s ADIEU Reviewed in Best of WNY This Week. Read it Here.

Logan Lynn Feminist Photo (2017)

Thanks, New York! xoxo

From BestofWNY.com: (1/17/2017)

“Logan Lynn – Adieu – Portland, Oregon based musician, artist, producer, activist and television personality Logan Lynn has released his 8th album tilted Adieu a fifteen song cycle that deals with Lynn’s struggles through addiction, mental health problems, depression, relationship upheavals and the sudden death of his constant companion his beloved Pomeranian. Producer Gino Mari helps craft Lynn’s snippets and jumbles of sounds, lyrics, melodies and more that had been collected on Lynn’s phone and other media devices for Adieu into a cohesive story. Lynn has always been open about his mental health struggles and the cathartic medium his music and songs have been to his road to recovery. Delivered over two slabs of delicious red vinyl the sound is a mash of synth pop and alternative singer songwriter delivered with an open nakedness demanded of the material. Check out the tracks “Go There When You Want To Be Loved”, “Can You Get Me Off?”, the dirge like “I Am Like A Dog Now”, the heavy riff of “The One”, the thumper “Break Me Down” and “We Will Overcome’. A couple of other standout tracks include the title cut “Adieu” and “Oh, Lucifer” Lynn’s middle finger kiss off to the fundamentalist cult he escaped from as a youth. Find out more about Logan Lynn and his latest release Adieu by going to www.loganlynnmusic.com”

WATCH: Logan Lynn Talks All Things Mental Health This Week on “Straight Talk with Laural Porter” (VIDEO)

Logan Lynn and Laural Porter on Straight Talk NBC KGW (2017)

I was the guest on “Straight Talk with Laural Porter” this week on KGW-TV for a 2-part special called “Mental Health in Oregon”.

We talked about recovery, music, mental illness, the future of the Affordable Care Act, homelessness, the Keep Oregon Well social movement to end stigma and more! Dr. Derald Walker from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is also a guest on the show.

Watch both segments below!

“Straight Talk: Mental Health in Oregon (Part 1)”

“Straight Talk: Mental Health in Oregon (Part 2)”


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