My best-friend passed away on April 13th 2016. It doesn’t feel real yet, but I’m starting to celebrate his life and wisdom.

I always wished that ben would make a playlist of favorite songs to share. It turns out a corny Facebook chain-message intrigued him to create a list roughly one month before he passed.

Why does this warrant a blog post?

His taste was eclectic and intentional. He was a guitarist and drummer, his family all played instruments, it was obvious he connected to music and always went out of his way to go to shows and experience new sounds. I would say the Majority of time that we spent together included music, either in the background chillin’ or going to shows, or throwing a dance party.

When I dip, you dip, we dip.

(Below is a list of albums created and sorted by Ben)

1. Jeff Buckley - Mystery White Boy

2. Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall

3. Nirvana - Bleach

4. The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out The Trash

5. Souls of Mischief - ‘93 ‘til Infinity

6. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

7. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Airplane Over the Sea

8. Cat Power - What Would the Community Think

9. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

10. Alice in Chains - Unplugged

11. Pavement - Terror Twilight

12. Metallica - Kill ‘Em All

13. Modest Mouse - Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks