LOGAN LYNN // NEW MONEY \\ 1.21.22

  

Quarantine Shows: Feed Me To The Wolves LIVE from Home

Playing that good, old-fashioned computer music tonight. No instruments here this evening, kids. It’s all programming, buttons, knobs and laptops — but this song gave me my career, so I respect the machines that made it. All love for the indie pop robots.

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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.

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WATCH: Logan Lynn Hosting “NewNowNext” on MTV’s Logo Network – Now on YouTube! (VIDEO)

Logan Lynn Water Tower - York Nebraska (2013)

Check out baby Logan’s first time being on network TV! To say I was freaking out here is an understatement.

Filmed in June 2008 at MTV studios in New York City, this hour-long episode of “NewNowNext” (Logo’s music video countdown series which ran from 2005 to 2012) premiered on September 7th, 2008. The show aired many times on TVs in over 26,000,000 homes and was picked up by Time/Warner On Demand for the month of October 2008. This episode also included the premier of my video “Feed Me To The Wolves“, which was nominated for video of the year by Logo in 2008.

The channel went on to feature 7 of my videos on “NewNowNext” and “The Click List” over the course of the 7 years the show was on the air.

To watch the full show on Logo Online, click HERE. To watch my interview segments on YouTube, click HERE or on the image below.

Logan Lynn Hosting NewNowNext on MTV Logo

Flufftronix Releases Remastered “Feed Me To The Wolves” Remix – Download FREE Here!

One of my favorite remixes of one of my songs is Flufftronix’s mix of “Feed Me To The Wolves” and it has been remastered and re-released by Fluffy himself. Download the remix for zero dollars HERE or click on the album cover below. Cool, huh?

From the Flufftronix Soundcloud page:

Recently I’ve been kind of rethinking my entire approach to making music, oddly enough around a quote from Cher, “If it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter.” Music is more disposable now than it’s ever been; trying to make music that transcends flavor of the month should really be a major concern if you want to last past a few internet cycles.

I’ve been at this production thing for some now, always learning A TON as I go (for reallllll to the point that it always feels like I learn better ways to do almost anything I was doing differently 6 months ago).. and really for the most part not thinking in terms of longevity. But I think I have occasionally succeeded at it, even if by accident sometimes—case in point this remix from the Summer of 2009. I find I do my best work when I have a solid melody and harmony to work around.. which is also one of the main things I’m trying to improve on learning how to do myself in 2013.

ANYHOO I’ve been doing some mixing and mastering work lately, and know way more about this stuff now than I did in 2009.. let alone 2012! I was never really happy with my shoddy DIY master on this track, so I took some time this past weekend to fix it up. I didn’t go back into the mix—I’m a budy dude and I know this would have sucked me in!—but I did do some much more appropriate compression and limiting. Thanks, hope yall dig! -Michael / Fluff

LOGAN LYNN’S “FEED ME TO THE WOLVES” IN KEXP SEATTLE’S BIG GAY RADIO PLAYLIST THIS WEEK!

In the spirit of Gay Pride week, KEXP Seattle (otherwise known as the coolest radio station in all the land) has released their annual “Weird At My School: Big Gay Playlist” and my song “Feed Me To The Wolves” (the “From Pillar To Post” version from 2009) is song 10, just between Ships: “Up and Down” and The Hidden Cameras: “Underage (Holy Fuck Remix).

Neat gay stuff, huh? Check it out HERE.

FREE SONG DOWNLOAD! GET THE "FEED ME TO THE WOLVES (SUPERCORSA REMIX)" HERE FOR ZERO DOLLARS!

Logan Lynn (2010)

Free music time again! Click on the widget below to download your FREE copy of “Feed Me To The Wolves (“Garmonbozia” mix by Supercorsa)”! Supercorsa is the duo of superstar DJs Tobias Berblinger and Brian McCauley. The original version of “Feed Me To The Wolves” appears on my latest release “From Pillar To Post” (2009 Beat The World Records) and is available HERE.

Happy downloading, kids.

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WATCH THE VIDEO FROM LOGAN LYNN'S "BLOW PONY" PERFORMANCE LAST WEEKEND WITH "THE GENTRY" HERE!!!

Logan Lynn Performing at "Blow Pony" (2010)

OK, so…Let me just start by saying HOLY SHIT THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THAT “BLOW PONY VS. LOGAN LYNN” SHOW ON SATURDAY!!! Thanks for coming out like a badass, Portland. I have never seen “Rotture” at capacity (which it hit at 11pm) and I have NEVER in my life seen a line that goes all the way around an entire city block to get in to any party in this town. It was pretty amazing. My lighting guy Chad Crooks got video of the line which I will post sometime, but check out this picture of the crowd! It was literally wall to wall with people in there when I took the stage with “The Gentry” at 12:30. Good Lord.

Blow Pony VS. Logan Lynn (2/27/2010) Rotture, Portland

Thanks so much to my new backing band “The Gentry“. They have been busting out amazing new arrangements of my songs and have truly infused something really exciting into my live show experience. It’s a whole new world, people. Go check out their site HERE. Also, big thanks to Airick & the “Blow Pony” crew for having us play their party…and to Artemis Chase for taking such good care of me and “The Gentry” boys all night. We had so much fun.

For those of you who missed it (and for those of you who were still standing in the line when we played) here is some video. It’s kind-of like being there, but with crappy sound!

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COME OUT TO SEE US THIS SPRING & SUMMER WHEN WE START PLAYING ALL OVER THE PLACE!!! LOGAN LYNN + THE GENTRY = REALLY, REALLY GOOD TIMES.

LOGAN LYNN'S "FROM PILLAR TO POST" REVIEWED IN "MONDOSONORO" MAGAZINE (FROM SPAIN) THIS MONTH!

Logan Lynn (2010)

My new record “From Pillar To Post” is featured and reviewed this month by leading Spanish Music Magazine “Mondosonoro“!!! So awesome. The print version is on shelves in Spain this month, so if you’re over yonder…pick it up! I have one on its way to me via International mail.

For the rest of you, to check out the digital version CLICK HERE.

Here’s what they had to say:

From “Mondosonoro” Magazine (2/23/2010)

“Cuenta el propio Logan Lynn que su carrera empezó gracias a entregar una copia de su mixtape “This Is Folk Techno” a la persona adecuada. Deeso hace ya una década, un tiempo excesivamente largo para no haber tenidonoticias de este artista de Portland. Aunque bien mirado, es una suerte haberle descubierto con su tercer largo, “From Pillar To Post”, un epidérmico tratado de electrónica inteligente y distinguidísima, de sonoridades emo en las formas pese a sucontenido. Lynn no es uno más. Sus canciones tienen alma, sus textos hieren ynos hacen tomar consciencia de la complejidad emocional del ser humano, delsome timiento en el sexo y en el amor, de una forma distinta de sentirse queridoo despreciado. Y eso es algo que consigue con buena parte de los mejores cortesdel disco. En “Feed Me To The Wolves” canta “échame a los lobos si cometo unerror/ córtame a trocitos cuando me porte mal”; en “Write It On My Left Arm” selamenta “no me mantengo de pie/ esta habitación se hace cada vez más pequeña/puedes escribirlo en mi corazón/ puedes escribirlo en mi brazo derecho y sialguien me encuentra habré dejado pistas en mi cuerpo”; en “Bleed Him Out” ledice a su pareja “hazme tu esclavo/ tapa mi boca y quémame con cigarrillo shasta que obedezca” y no hace falta apuntar mucho más sobre un tema que titula“Bottom Your Way To The Top”. Tras tres Ep’s de remezclas firmadas por artistascomo Styrofoam o Boys In Static, Lynn acaba de anunciar un nuevo single, unaversión de “The Last High” de The Dandy Warhols (dueños de Beat The World, disco gráfica que edita “From Pillar To Post”

CHECK OUT THIS PAINTING OF LOGAN LYNN BY ADAM OSGOOD!

Logan Lynn (2010)

Yesterday I got an email from “Google” Alerts which had a link to a painting called “Feed Me To The Wolves” by Adam Osgood. It’s super cool and the guy in the portrait looks really familiar.

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Here it is:

"Feed Me To The Wolves" Logan Lynn Portrait by Painter Adam Osgood (2010)

Neat, huh? For more information on Adam Osgood & his paintings, CLICK HERE. He also posted scans of his process if you’re interested.

Adam Osgood Painting Process (2010) Logan Lynn Feed Me To The Wolves Portrait

Logan Lynn (2010)

BRAND NEW REMIX! SUPERCORSA vs. LOGAN LYNN'S "FEED ME TO THE WOLVES"!!!

Logan Lynn (2010)

This NEW remix of my song “Feed Me To The Wolves” was made by “Supercosa” and has a sorta dark, super awesome thing going on with it. Have a listen. It’s GOOD. Like…REALLY good.

Logan Lynn: “Feed Me To The Wolves (Garmonbozia Mix by Supercorsa)” (2010). Remix by Tobias Berblinger and Brian McCauley. Original version appears on Logan Lynn: “From Pillar To Post” (2009 Beat The World Records).

"INDIE ROCK CAFE" PICKS LOGAN LYNN'S "FEED ME TO THE WOLVES" AS ONE OF THEIR "FAVORITE SONGS OF 2009"!!!

Logan Lynn (2010)

The writers over at the “Indie Rock Cafe” music blog have put out their list of their “Favorite Indie and Alternative Songs of 2009” and my song “Feed Me To The Wolves” made the list! I’m in awesome company (Neko Case, Public Radio, Bishop Allen, Harlem Shakes, Deer Tick, etc.)!!!

Check it out over at “Indie Rock Cafe” HERE.

"JUST OUT" NEWSWEEKLY REVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW AT "DOUG FIR" LOUNGE IN PORTLAND LAST NIGHT!!!

Logan Lynn performing at Doug Fir in Portland with The Gentry & Jen Folker (Dahlia) - 1/7/2010

I had such a nice time seeing all of you last night at the Doug Fir. It was a great turnout. Way to come show love on a Thursday night in the dead of winter, puddletown friends. I love you…SO MUCH.

Speaking of love, Portland Newsweekly “Just Out” posted a pretty amazing review of last night’s show on their website today. You can check it out HERE or you can read what they had to say below. There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned hometown sunshine to make me smile…

Logan Lynn Performing at Doug Fir in Portland with The Gentry and Jen Folker (1/7/2010) Photo by Bradley Roberge.

From “Just Out” Newsweekly (1/8/2010):
‘FEED US TO THE WOLVES, LOGAN’

“Portland features a plethora of musical geniuses; you can fill up any given week with a slew of stellar live shows boasting considerable talent (and, frankly, many do). That said, it never ceases to amaze me how excited my friends and I get when one of our beloved artists takes the stage — the endless parade of staggering talent never gets old.

Last night, Portland’s indie darling Logan Lynn delighted a rapt, wowed audience at the Doug Fir. He opened (and stayed) strong; his infamous anthem, “Feed Me to the Wolves,” set the tone for the night: alluring, assured, and more than a little bit amazing.

Not familiar with Lynn’s music? What rock have you been living under? Imagine Ladytron and Ben Gibbard having a secret, sexy love affair. Their entirely original, hybrid offspring: Logan Lynn. Shifting nimbly between energetic dance anthems and industrial alt-rock (and often combining both), he defies any easy niche or classification. Instrumentation is complex and multi-layered; lyrics are honest and exposed. Lynn, who doesn’t shy away from the “emo” moniker, doesn’t whine — he pleads, impassionedly. He pushes boundaries sonically and lyrically — and excels every time he does.

As he worked through his set, energy and momentum built — and the crowd danced. Man, did they dance. For his grand finale, Lynn brought fellow acts Cars and Trains and The Gentry on stage for a brilliant, raucous version of “Bottom Your Way to the Top.” Stunning everyone, even Lynn, Dahlia’s Jen Folker jumped on stage and joined in. One of the video’s stars, Devan McGrath, danced nearby. That moment of musical perfection sums up the entire evening: prodigious music, talent galore. Logan Lynn has a knack for turning a “concert” into a disco dance party. Isn’t that how every show should be? Well, a queer can dream.”

–Daniel Borgen

NOW, WATCH A LITTLE VIDEO CLIP THAT MY FRIEND JAMES BIRCH CAMPBELL PUT TOGETHER OF FOOTAGE AND STILLS HE SHOT DURING THE SHOW. IT’S SET TO THE “FROM PILLAR TO POST” VERSION OF “FEED ME TO THE WOLVES”.

FREE MP3!!! DOWNLOAD LOGAN LYNN: "FEED ME TO THE WOLVES (FLUFFTRONIX REMIX)" HERE FOR ZERO DOLLARS!!!

Logan Lynn (2010)

It’s a NEW YEAR, so I’ve been thinking it’s time for a NEW FREE SONG. A while back an up-and-comer in the electronic world who goes by “Flufftronix” remixed my song “Feed Me To The Wolves”. It’s really cool. For more info on “Flufftronix”, CLICK HERE.

Now, download “Feed Me To The Wolves (Flufftronix Remix)” FREE via the widget below. Yee-Haw!

Happy listening, folks…Love Love LOVE!

INDIE MUSIC BLOG "AUDIO DRUMS" PICKS LOGAN LYNN AS ONE OF THEIR TOP 25 ARTISTS OF 2009!

Logan Lynn (2009)

More end of the year love. This time, from the “Audio Drums” Indie Music Blog from California. Guess who’s number 17 on their list of the “Top 25 of 2009”?

You can check the post out HERE but I’ve posted the full list below. Once again, in AMAZING company.

From “Audio Drums” (12/31/2009):

25. Pet Shop Boys
24. Tiga
23. David E. Sugar
22. Jessica Tonder
21. Dan Black
20. Groove Armada
19. Discovery
18. Passion Pit
17. Logan Lynn
16. Little Dragon
15. Annie
14. Royksopp
13. Hot Chip
12. GusGus
11. Annie
10. Depeche Mode
9. Discovery (Again)
8. Little Boots
7. Esser
6. Bat For Lashes
5. Mstrkrft
4. Basement Jaxx
3. Animal Collective
2. Bag Raiders
1. Miike Snow

I LOVE A GOOD NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN, DON’T YOU???

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


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