That thing he does.

The watch.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve spent a considerable amount of time studying any and all live footage I can find of my beloved Benjamin, and in doing so I have picked up on some adorable little things he does that increase my love for him exponentially.

Of course I am enchanted by his beautiful smile, and the way his long, slender fingers move over the neck of his bass, and the sexy posture he assumes on stage, and by a myriad of other details about his perfection. This post isn’t as much about those obvious, given traits as it is about the subtle layers of who Benjamin is that come out in understated ways. Can’t call them ‘quirks’ exactly, and some of them are not really unique to him or even particularly unusual. They are just habits or patterns he has, or little changes he makes to his ‘norm’ that make me crazy when I notice them.

Because I have a freaky list-keeper personality, I’m going to catalog these endearing mannerisms that have caught my eye (in no particular order), and will probably add to this list as I continue to discover more about my precious Benj. Just can’t help myself.

  1. The pout-and-blink combination.
  2. Playing without a pick.
  3. Chewing gum in concert and during music videos.
  4. Hiding cigarettes in photos.
  5. Looking to his left during his song performances.
  6. Matchy-matchy outfits with other band members.
  7. Tucking his sunglasses into his clothing.
  8. Giving a rock-n-roll kick.
  9. When he does that bad-ass move with his bass.
  10. His signature “yeah.”
  11. Tucking his legs up when he’s sitting down.
  12. Wearing his watch so that the face is on the inside of his wrist.
  13. Holding down the fort with his pinkie on that bottom string.
  14. Aggressively adjusting his guitar strap.
  15. Storing his pick IN his mouth, not just between his teeth (thanks, Vanessa!)
  16. When I catch a glimpse of that 5 o’clock shadow.

Some of these I know I am going to cover elaborately in separate posts because I have so much more gushing to get out of my system. You’ve been warned! LOL


5 thoughts on “That thing he does.

  1. May I just say a huge thank you for creating Benjamin Central!! You have made my quest for all things Benjamin Orr a cakewalk!! God bless you!! BTW where can one see Benjamin with the guitar pick in his mouth?

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    1. Aw, thank you for your kind words! I’m so glad you found my blog. And YES — the pick in the mouth! Check him out here: You can see him adjusting it in his mouth at about 0:33, and then he pulls it out at 0:43. I know there are better versions of the RGTC show out there; this was just the fastest one for me to get to you. I’m so glad you asked this because I haven’t indulged in RGTC for a while … it’s such an excellent show! I may have to lock myself away in my room and crush on it from start to finish! Haha! I always watch for it now when I see footage of them perform “MyBFG.” ❤ Anyway… thanks for commenting and stay in touch!


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