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25th August 2017 #BenjiMartinNC

Hello, everyone! How are you doing? I’m just letting you all know that I’m doing well and finding the time to practice my music as much around my work schedule as possible. I do plan to do some recording sometime in 2018, and I may resume my open mic performances either next week or the week after. Keep checking back here for updates! Thanks!

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!