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20 Years of “GLEE” (Part 1)

I was in the studio recording this (now out of print) album with PFog 20 years ago this weekend. It’s a mess, as were the mixtapes that had led to it, the record that came just after it, and the 2 EPs that followed…but, whatever. It was the 90s, I was a maladjusted teenager, and it was before easy-access technology swooped in to help 17 year old songwriters suck less on their own.

I actually got noticed by the industry way too early in my career and had to figure out how to not totally suck in real time while everyone watched me totally suck on very big stages that these super famous artists I had grown up worshiping had made space for me to join them on. But I wasn’t ready, and I wouldn’t really be ready for another decade.

I blazed forward anyway. I said yes to everything, disappointed everyone, kept writing, met the right people, met the wrong people, went on TV a bunch, continued doing very public things, failed, won, failed, won, failed, won, caused a scene in the circles I was supposed to impress, and slowly got better at all of it until one day in 2008 I woke up and just didn’t suck anymore…or, at least, it wasn’t as pronounced. (It’s also completely possible that I just started sucking in a totally new and different way when I quit drinking. I’m open to that, too.)

The point is, it doesn’t matter how much you suck as long as you scare the right people with your songs while you are still young and beautiful.

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY = BRAND NEW LOGAN LYNN MUSIC VIDEO! CHECK IT OUT HERE FIRST.

New music Tuesday has brought with it another brand new music video! This time for a remix of my song “Burning Your Glory” that was just officially released on the new SCHLOCK! record “Star Whores” (2011). The video was Directed by Tony E. Valenzuela and stars Taryn Southern as a psycho killer with a conscience. Filmed by Andrew Seely & MusicKillsKate and edited by Tony E. Valenzuela & Anthony Huang with additional editing & sound design by Gianluca Licciardi.

Watch the video here now:

NEW REMIX!!! "SYSTEM C" VS. LOGAN LYNN'S "BURNING YOUR GLORY"!!! LISTEN HERE!!!

Logan Lynn (2010)

A few months back “Dancefloor Mayhem” hosted a Remix Contest for my song “Burning Your Glory“, just before my new record “From Pillar To Post” was released. There were a bunch of good ones, but not all of them made the final cut for the 4 Volume “Blood In The Water” Remix EP Collection we released alongside “FPTP”. One of those mixes belongs to “System C” and is totally awesome so I figured it should make its way to your ears.

Have a listen to the “System C” Remix of “Burning Your Glory” below!!!

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

LOGAN LYNN'S NEW RECORD REVIEWED IN "EDGE" WEEKLY (NATIONWIDE IN THE U.S.) THIS WEEK!!!

Logan Lynn (2009)

“Edge” Weekly Magazine reviewed my new record this week in Boston, San Francisco, Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Fire Island, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Provincetown, & Washington D.C.!!! How’s that for some U.S. coverage, huh?

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You can check out the review HERE, or read the highlights below.

From “Edge” Weekly:

“Logan Lynn has made quite a name for himself in the gay community, becoming somewhat of a staple in both Portland and San Francisco. Two albums later, he arrives with From Pillar to Post, and the whole effort can best be described as alternative rock meets techno pop…That may sound like an odd combination, but Lynn does manage to pull off the marriage quite well for the most part. “I will find a way to make you stay,” Logan desperately cries in “Feed me to the Wolves,” as he begs for a lover to ease the incredible pain a breakup is causing. In “Bottom Your way to the Top,” Lynn fights his way back from submission and begins to make sense of it all…”I can see where you want me to stay,” Logan sings in “Burning your Glory,” a pretty, passionate song about two people accepting that they belong together. Meanwhile, “Write It on My Left Arm” sounds like vulnerable, coffeehouse rock retooled especially for the club…Lynn is truly an interesting artist/songwriter and someone to keep an eye on in the future.”

"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)

REMIXER SPOTLIGHT: STROBE PARTY + LOGAN LYNN

Strobe Party (2009) Logan Lynn

“Strobe Party”

The “Strobe Party” remix of my song “Burning Your Glory” knocked me on my ass the first time I heard it. It’s one of the better remixes of my songs that I’ve ever heard, no doubt. These guys are from London and are dripping with coolness. Keep an eye out for them. Their music is simple and fun and reminds me of the olden days of lo-fi mixtape making. I’m so into this sort of thing it’s ridiculous.

To check out “Strobe Party” online and to listen to their music, CLICK HERE.

“Burning Your Glory (Strobe Party Remix)” is coming at you later this month on Volume 4 of my Remix EP Collection “Blood In The Water”, but you can have a listen below.





 

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