Benn Neufeld

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Benn Neufeld currently lives in relative isolation in a big cave called Canada, where it is common practice to sleep all day and write madly into the night. He has been writing since his adolescent years,…
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Benn Neufeld currently lives in relative isolation in a big cave called Canada, where it is common practice to sleep all day and write madly into the night. He has been writing since his adolescent years, and although he hopes he has gotten better at it over time, it is his firm belief that it will never be as fun as those first few stories. His articles and essays have appeared in Beat Generation magazine and his reviews have seen the light of day thanks to numerous 'zines up and down the West Coast. His favorite band is They Might Be Giants, and he is perplexed and personally offended that they shun western Canada on every tour. His hobbies include coffee, cheating death, scorning sleepers, and not paying any rent. He really likes cats, and is thinking of starting a collection.

Desert Island Picks

The Top Five:

1. They Might Be Giants, Factory Showroom

2. Aphex Twin, Richard D. James Album

3 and 4. Pink Floyd, The Wall

5. Pixies, Death to the Pixies

Rock and Roll Music Changed my Life:

6. Jimi Hendrix, The Hendrix Experience

7. Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here

8. Jane's Addiction, Ritual de lo Habitual

9. Nirvana, Nevermind

10. The Beatles, Abbey Road

Celtic Acoustic-folk-songstresses - with a slice of lemon!:

11. Loreena McKennitt, The Book of Secrets

12. Moxy Fruvous, Bargainville

13. Tori Amos, Under the Pink

14. The Pogues, Essential

15. Mary Lou Lord, Mary Lou Lord

The Darker, Punker Side:

16. The Cure, Galore

17. Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Question the Answers

18. Joy Division, Permanent

19. Kerouac, Kicks Joy Darkness

20. Front Line Assembly, HardWired

The Bold, the Brave, the Wonderfully Weird:

21. Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Inevitable

22. Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds Five

23. They Might Be Giants, Flood

24. Primus, The Brown Album

Okay, so that's 24. I decided to forego the last one and use the space to pack some food instead. Being stranded in the middle of the ocean, you never know when you'll need to eat....