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Mike Bennett DJ Profile

Mike was an original member of the CHIRP board of directors, a former vice-president of CHIRP, and he now is a board member emeritus.  He got his start in radio in high school at Hinsdale Central's WHSD, and then moved on to WIDB at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  His radio dreams were deferred by a detour into retail music and then a U-turn to law school.  Even while working as an attorney at the State Appellate Defender, Mike stayed in touch with the music scene, writing reviews on the web for Pop Palace, Fufkin.com and his own blog, Hablo Ennui.  His favorites include Sparks, Sweet, Cheap Trick, The Fall, Didjits, Buck Owens, Ted Leo, The Zombies, Bo Diddley and many, many others. You can follow Mike on Twitter (and who wouldn't want to?) at @mrhonorama.

Mike Bennett's Playlists

6/24 - 11am hour
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack album artwork 11:54am Queen Brighton Rock Sheer Heart Attack (Elektra)
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11:51am Bonniwell Music Machine Mother Nature, - Father Earth Bonniwell Music Machine (Sundazed)
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11:47am The Thin Cherries So Many Faces The Thin Cherries (self-released)
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Beach Fossils - Somersault album artwork 11:41am Beach Fossils Social Jetlag Somersault (Bayonet)
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11:39am The Sonnets Local Slow Express The Sonnets (self-released)
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The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever album artwork 11:36am The Hold Steady Hurricane J Heaven Is Whenever (Vagrant)
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11:32am The Original 7even Condensate Condensate (Saguaro Road)
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11:28am Eko M'ongele M'am Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (Analog Africa)
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11:25am Sunshine Boys Local Schoolyard Bully single (self-released)
Track Notes: Dag Juhlin of The Slugs, Freda Love Smith of Blake Babies/The Mysteries of Life and Jackie Schimmel of Big Hello and Justin Roberts' band. Buy Sunshine Boys single at Reckless Records Buy Sunshine Boys at iTunes Buy Sunshine Boys single at eMusic Add to Collection
Chrissy Murderbot - Women 11:20am Chrissy Murderbot Local Under Dress (featuring Warrior Queen) Women's Studies (Planet Mu)
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The Angels - No Exit album artwork 11:16am The Angels Save Me No Exit (Albert Productions)
Track Notes: 3rd LP. Buy The Angels No Exit at Reckless Records Buy The Angels at iTunes Buy The Angels No Exit at eMusic Add to Collection
Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar album artwork 11:12am Beth Ditto Lover Fake Sugar (Virgin)
Track Notes: Solo debut. Buy Beth Ditto Fake Sugar at Reckless Records Buy Beth Ditto at iTunes Buy Beth Ditto Fake Sugar at eMusic Add to Collection
B Boys - Dada album artwork 11:07am B Boys Another Thing Dada (Captured Tracks)
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The Chamber Strings - Gospel Morning album artwork 11:04am The Chamber Strings Local The Race is On Gospel Morning (Bobsled)
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Algiers - The Underside of Power album artwork 11:00am Algiers Cleveland The Underside of Power (Matador)
Track Notes: 2d album. Buy Algiers The Underside of Power at Reckless Records Buy Algiers at iTunes Buy Algiers The Underside of Power at eMusic Add to Collection
6/24 - 10am hour
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - King & Queen album artwork 10:56am Otis Redding & Carla Thomas Tramp King & Queen (Stax)
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Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth album artwork 10:53am Van Halen You and Your Blues A Different Kind of Truth (Interscope)
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The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding album artwork 10:48am The War on Drugs Holding On A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Due out 7/14. Buy The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding at Reckless Records Buy The War on Drugs at iTunes Buy The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding at eMusic Add to Collection
Trombone Shorty - Parking Lot Symphony album artwork 10:45am Trombone Shorty Tripped Out Slim Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)
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D 10:41am D'Angelo Chicken Grease Voodoo (Virgin)
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Game Theory - 2 Steps from the Middle Ages album artwork 10:37am Game Theory In a Delorean 2 Steps from the Middle Ages (Omnivore)
Track Notes: Final Game Theory reissue. Buy Game Theory 2 Steps from the Middle Ages at Reckless Records Buy Game Theory at iTunes Buy Game Theory 2 Steps from the Middle Ages at eMusic Add to Collection
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street album artwork 10:32am The Rolling Stones Happy Exile on Main Street (Atlantic)
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10:30am Dream Version Local Fight Fair Fight Fair (self-released)
Track Notes: 2d LP. Buy Dream Version Fight Fair at Reckless Records Buy Dream Version at iTunes Buy Dream Version Fight Fair at eMusic Add to Collection
Songhoy Blues - Résistance album artwork 10:26am Songhoy Blues Dabari Résistance (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: 2d LP Buy Songhoy Blues Résistance at Reckless Records Buy Songhoy Blues at iTunes Buy Songhoy Blues Résistance at eMusic Add to Collection
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory album artwork 10:20am Vince Staples 745 Big Fish Theory (Def Jam/ARTium/Blacksmith)
Track Notes: 2d LP. Buy Vince Staples Big Fish Theory at Reckless Records Buy Vince Staples at iTunes Buy Vince Staples Big Fish Theory at eMusic Add to Collection
Todd Rundgren - Healing album artwork 10:17am Todd Rundgren Time Heals Healing (Bearsville)
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Phoenix - Ti Amo album artwork 10:13am Phoenix Tuttifrutti Ti Amo (Loyaute/Glassnote)
Track Notes: 6th LP. Buy Phoenix Ti Amo at Reckless Records Buy Phoenix at iTunes Buy Phoenix Ti Amo at eMusic Add to Collection
10:07am Cafe Tacvba Me Gusta Tu Manera Jei Beibi (self-released)
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10:04am The Nerk Twins Local 2 Women The Nerk Twins (Broken)
Track Notes: Jeff Murphy of Shoes and Herb Eimerman of The Britannicas. Buy The Nerk Twins The Nerk Twins at Reckless Records Buy The Nerk Twins at iTunes Buy The Nerk Twins The Nerk Twins at eMusic Add to Collection
10:01am The Monks I Need U Shatzi Hamburg Recordings 1967 (Third Man)
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