Hello, #Martinisers! How are you doing? I apologise for not posting much lately. I was offstage these past few weeks because I was a bit under the weather a couple of weeks ago, and if the Lord is willing, I will be back at the local open mic nights in the Piedmont Triad within the next week or so. I will keep you updated, and if you are anywhere in the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem area, come on out and enjoy some great music.
Also, due to continuing issues with two websites/apps whose names start with an F and an I not allowing this website’s URL or contents to be shared, I am in the process of starting a new website, and I will have more details about it soon. Meanwhile, keep watching, liking, and sharing my videos at YouTube.com/BenjiMartinMusic.
Thank you very much for your support.
Apparently, sexual harassment affects more than just women. It affects men, too, and not just as secondary victims but also as primary victims. The problem is that very few men speak up for fear of shame or not being believed.
I, too, was sexually harassed when I was about 18 years old. This happened in the early 90s when I was working at McDonald’s on Randolph Street in Thomasville, and it was before I was still unaware of my sexuality. I do not remember all of the details of what happened, but a male manager and a fellow cook, both of whose names will not be mentioned, said that they would do sexual things to me, dry-hump me, and use a broomstick as an erect penis to try to give me anal sex. These events would happen mostly after closing. My regret now is not reporting these individuals because I thought they were just playing, but looking back at those times, it WAS sexual harassment. I tried talking about it with other people, including therapists, but they they brushed it off thinking it was no big deal nor important. Wrong! It IS a big deal no matter what your gender is.
Men, if you have been sexually harassed at any time, speak out about it. There is no need to be or feel ashamed of doing so. Also, report it to your manager, teacher, or supervisor. Also, be very mindful of what you say to women (ie: comments, compliments, physical contact) because they may take it the wrong way. Sexual harassment is not only unethical — it is ILLEGAL, and you can be sued, prosecuted, or both.
Hello from a snow-covered NC!
If you live here in the Piedmont Triad, I am terribly sorry that I could not come out to any open mic nights to play my #music for you this week, but if the weather cooperates (and I am sure it will), I will resume my performances next week. I hope that all of you are staying in and staying warm if you do not have to go out. If you do have to go out, be careful.
Hello, #Martinisers! How are you doing? I hope that you’ve had a good holiday season. This is a short note that I will be back playing #openmicnights again next week, and I will keep you updated on where I will be playing, so keep checking back here for further details.
May 2018 be for you a year of peace, blessings, and prosperity.
Good evening, #Martinisers! I hope that you have had a good Christmas. I want to take this time to thank you for supporting me this past year. Returning to the #openmic stage for the first time in five years has made me feel at home once again, so I want to thank Country Dan Collins, Matty Sheets, and everyone at Muddy Creek Cafe in Bethania and Westerwood Tavern in Greensboro for giving me an outlet for my music. 2018 has so much more in store, but the best is yet to come! So stay tuned for future updates by checking back here. God bless you all, and have a happy and safe New Year!
Good evening, #Martinisers! I just want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for your support this past year. I will be back out performing at #openmicnights again after the holidays are over with. Thank you once again, and God bless you all!