Links

Links

 

Traverse City Record-Eagle newspaper article about Ben

 

 

Take No Prisoners Here is a link to the archive of the underground Rock and Roll scene of Flint, MI.  Ben used to co-host a show called, you guessed it, Take No Prisoners, which was broadcast on the now-defunct WFBE Flint public access station.  Every week, Ben and his cohorts would spin two hours worth of mind-blowing Rock and Roll; everything from the Pink Fairies to the Stormtroopers Of Death.  TNP definitely influenced the local underground punk/rock scene as a whole, turning on the Flint area to a whole slew of music every Saturday night that most people probably would have never had heard, if it weren't for the show.  Among the archives are quite a few of the actual radio broadcatings from back in the day.  TNP also greatly supported the local bands, and would often play even the worst recordings of any band that could manage to record a rehearsal or live show onto cassette using a boombox (This was before the days of digital recording, hell, this was before the days of Fostex 4-track recorders).  Bonus points if you can find Ben's old band on the site.  Also archived are the video versions of TNP, which hosted a plethora of local talent on the local cable access channel.

 

Ben's website, though it hasn't been updated in awhile.  Still informative and entertaining.

 

 

And, yes, Ben has his very own Wikipedia page.