[BadPanda047] Leonard Mynx – Song With No Name
“Lyrically and musically, Mynx will inevitably draw comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, but no matter the genealogy of his material there is no doubt Mynx is onto something singular” wrote the Fader.
Leonard Mynx is a singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon and he already released two albums, Vesper and Le Petit Mort. These efforts called on many Portland musicians, whose other projects include Adam Selzer, Norfolk and Western, The Decemberists, M. Ward, Horse Feathers, Loch Lomond, Audie Darling, Laura Gibson, Jolie Holland (and many more), to give his songwriting more flavor.
He is also running an interesting project called Project Free: simply contact him at leonardmynx at gmail dot com and you’ll get a free digital download of his debut album Vesper.
For you a duet with Laura Gibson for “My Old Friend” and a “Song With No Name”.
Where do you live actually?
Currently my body resides in a loft in Portland, OR. But mostly, I live inside my head.
What is the last thing you ate?
A glass of Oban 14 year.
Mean women, late nights, cheese.
What do you collect?
Dust and memories.
“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” Yogi Berra
“Sabotage” Alfred Hitchcock. 1936
“The Spell Of The Sensuous” by David Abram.
Which song do you listen to when you wake up?
Usually whichever song the birds are singing.
A song you wish you wrote yourself?
The song to be played at your funeral?
A song for relaxing on a beach?
I haven’t relaxed on a beach in a long time. “Sweet Lady” by the Mighty Diamonds.
What do you think about music industry in the year 2010?
I think the music industry is in a good place since control appears to have been wrangled from the hands of massive corporate entities, at least a little bit. When I was younger, I was exposed to so many artists through mix tapes. These were obviously illegal but without them and only relying on the crap on the TV and radio, I would probably never have found any of the artists I love today. So I think the internet and file-sharing is a wonderful thing. There are some greedy people out there who want a nickel every time that their song is played, but that is ridiculous. Free music is a wonderful thing to give to your fans. The odd thing is, is that when people are given music for free and they love it, they end up supporting the artist financially in one way or another.
Lazarus Pullman. He was a one man band/street musician of sorts whom I happened to see in Raleigh, North Carolina when I was about 7 or 8 years old. He said something to me that I can’t quite remember.
Favourite place on earth?
Anywhere I can see the sky.
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?