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For The Record

Good evening, everyone! I hope that you are doing well. The purpose of this blog post is so that I can debunk a rumour that has been going around for years.  I remain aware that some questions and speculation about my sexual orientation have been raised for years. Some of my friends have told me many times that they were being asked if I was homosexual, and I have been asked that question also. My response to this speculation about my alleged homosexual is completely false. The truth is that I am actually a bisexual male who is more attracted to women than I am towards men. While I do not wish to go into details about how or when I knew i was bi, I wish to further assert that I would still want to settle down with a beautiful lady someday as I have dreamed since childhood.

I hope that this post answers any questions that you may have about this matter and that this ends any and all false speculation. Thank you very much for reading.

If You Need Someone To Talk To… #RIPChester

What’s up, everyone? I am sure that you were as shocked as I was to learn of the recent passing of Chester Bennington, who was the lead singer of Linkin Park, and the way in which this sad event happened. Suicide is never the answer to your problems. It has already claimed the lives of a number of other legendary musicians (besides Chester) and music moguls, including Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Nirvana axeman Kurt Cobain, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave. These artists were consumed by their personal demons, but you do not have to let it happen to you because there is help out there. Here are a couple of resources:

Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Text Line — Text HELLO to 741741, or message at facebook.com/crisistextline.

Chester’s family and the surviving members of Linkin Park are in my thoughts, and they have my condolences. Thank you, Chester, for lending your wailing tenor voice to some of the best music recorded these past almost two decades.

Love, peace, and rock ‘n roll,

Benji Martin

Well…

July has come and almost gone, and I have not resumed my open mic night appearances this month as originally intended. Don’t worry, though, because I am looking to be back on stage within the next week or two, so stay tuned!

Beth (Y’d U Have 2 Leave Me)

I remember the email you sent me/Tellin’ me we were done/It came like breakin’ news on Cable 21/You never gave a reason/For your walkin’ away/I wanna call and ask you why/But I’m scared of what you might say

Beth, why’d you have to leave me/Drownin’ in this pool of pity?/Beth, what did I say to make you turn me away?/What did I do to hurt you?

I tried to strum you outta my life/But it only lasts for a while/’Cos thoughts of the good times we had/Now seem so vile/We used to be best friends/Almost like brothers and sisters/And now you’re stuck in my head/Though my buddies say, “Resist her.”

Beth, why’d you have to hurt me/Do me dirty and desert me?/Beth, what did I say to make you turn me away?/What did I do to hurt you?

Did you find someone new?/If you did, what does he have that I don’t?/And if he ain’t even equal to me/Then please give me another try.

©2017 Benji Martin Music

Who Report This Website?

Hello, y’all. My reason for this blog entry is because it has been brought to my attention that someone has reported my website to Facebook and Instagram for alleged abusive content. All of you who have been following me here know that most of the stuff that I have written here has been related to my music and does not contain any content that is inappropriate, abusive, or harassive in any way shape or form. I have, in fact, alerted both FB and Instagram of this misunderstanding these past few days, and they have yet to fix this misunderstanding, and I will keep you guys posted on this matter.

While I am sure that whoever has reported my website has done so out of jealousy and animosity, it is important to no one jumps to any conclusions without knowing the truth about this first. In the meantime, stay tuned.