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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

3/25 - 11am hour
Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts album artwork 11:55am Thurston Moore Benediction Demolished Thoughts (Matador)
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11:51am The Masticators Bastards of Young Left of the Dial: A Pop Tribute to The Replacements (Face Down Records)
Track Notes: The Replacements cover dedicated to Maria of Chicago for her donation of $25 in my name. Buy The Masticators Left of the Dial: A Pop Tribute to The Replacements at Reckless Records Buy The Masticators at iTunes Buy The Masticators Left of the Dial: A Pop Tribute to The Replacements at eMusic Add to Collection
11:49am Deadaires Constance Demario Deadaires (Anxious and Angry)
Track Notes: St. Augustine, FL band with Andrew Seward, former bass player for Against Me! Buy Deadaires Deadaires at Reckless Records Buy Deadaires at iTunes Buy Deadaires Deadaires at eMusic Add to Collection
Pierre & Bastien - Musique Grecque album artwork 11:44am Pierre & Bastien Bo a Rien Musique Grecque (SDZ)
Track Notes: Parisian trio. Buy Pierre & Bastien Musique Grecque at Reckless Records Buy Pierre & Bastien at iTunes Buy Pierre & Bastien Musique Grecque at eMusic Add to Collection
Homeboy Sandman - The Good Sun album artwork 11:42am Homeboy Sandman The Carpenter The Good Sun (High Water)
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The Bomb - Speed Is Everything album artwork 11:38am The Bomb Local Space Age Love Song Speed Is Everything (No Idea)
Track Notes: A Flock of Seagulls cover dedicated to Rita in Geneva for her $25 donation during my show last week. Buy The Bomb Speed Is Everything at Reckless Records Buy The Bomb at iTunes Buy The Bomb Speed Is Everything at eMusic Add to Collection
11:34am Gabriel Garzon-Montano Trial Jardin (Stones Throw)
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My Bloody Valentine - WHORE album artwork 11:30am My Bloody Valentine Map Ref. 41ºN 93ºW* WHORE (WMO)
Track Notes: Wire cover dedicated to Steve in West Lakeview for his $20 donatiion in my name. Buy My Bloody Valentine WHORE at Reckless Records Buy My Bloody Valentine at iTunes Buy My Bloody Valentine WHORE at eMusic Add to Collection
11:27am Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang Build Music Build Music (Luaka Bop)
Track Notes: 5th LP. Buy Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang Build Music at Reckless Records Buy Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang at iTunes Buy Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang Build Music at eMusic Add to Collection
Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig album artwork 11:21am Hüsker Dü Flexible Flyer Flip Your Wig (SST)
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11:17am Royal Crescent Mob Mama Said Knock You Out Good Lucky Killer (Enemy Productions)
Track Notes: LL Cool J cover dedicated to Josh in Jefferson Park for his donation of $25 in my name. Buy Royal Crescent Mob Good Lucky Killer at Reckless Records Buy Royal Crescent Mob at iTunes Buy Royal Crescent Mob Good Lucky Killer at eMusic Add to Collection
11:14am So Pretty Local No Hamburger Suck it Up (Bernice)
Track Notes: 2d LP Buy So Pretty Suck it Up at Reckless Records Buy So Pretty at iTunes Buy So Pretty Suck it Up at eMusic Add to Collection
11:09am Temples Volcano Volcano (Fat Possum)
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Jawbox - Jawbox album artwork 11:05am Jawbox Cornflake Girl Jawbox (Atlantic/TAG)
Track Notes: Tori Amos cover dedicated to Diana in St. Louis for her donation of $10 in my name. Buy Jawbox Jawbox at Reckless Records Buy Jawbox at iTunes Buy Jawbox Jawbox at eMusic Add to Collection
Coco Hames - Coco Hames album artwork 11:02am Coco Hames I Don't Wanna Go Coco Hames (Merge)
Track Notes: First solo LP from former frontwoman for The Ettes. Buy Coco Hames Coco Hames at Reckless Records Buy Coco Hames at iTunes Buy Coco Hames Coco Hames at eMusic Add to Collection
3/25 - 10am hour
Talk Talk - It 10:57am Talk Talk Call in the Night Boys It's My Life (EMI)
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Celebrity Skin - Celebrity Skin album artwork 10:54am Celebrity Skin S.O.S. Celebrity Skin (Triple X)
Track Notes: ABBA cover dedicated to Katie in Wicker Park for her donation of $120 on my show last week. Buy Celebrity Skin Celebrity Skin at Reckless Records Buy Celebrity Skin at iTunes Buy Celebrity Skin Celebrity Skin at eMusic Add to Collection
The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir album artwork 10:51am The Magnetic Fields 93: Me and Fred and Dave and Ted 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch)
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Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai album artwork 10:44am Ibibio Sound Machine Guide You (Edu Kpeme) Uyai (Merge)
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Material Issue - Sing Hollies in Reverse album artwork 10:41am Material Issue Local Bus Stop Sing Hollies in Reverse (Eggbert)
Track Notes: Hollies cover dedicated to Jay in St. Louis for his donation of $20 in my name. Buy Material Issue Sing Hollies in Reverse at Reckless Records Buy Material Issue at iTunes Buy Material Issue Sing Hollies in Reverse at eMusic Add to Collection
10:38am Gretchen's Wheel Left Turn Sad Scientist (Futureman)
Track Notes: 3rd LP - Lindsay Price Buy Gretchen's Wheel Sad Scientist at Reckless Records Buy Gretchen's Wheel at iTunes Buy Gretchen's Wheel Sad Scientist at eMusic Add to Collection
10:32am gLife The Agenda Pt. 3 My Rise (Self Expression Music)
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The Beautiful South - Welcome to The Beautiful South album artwork 10:29am The Beautiful South Girlfriend Welcome to The Beautiful South (Elektra)
Track Notes: Cover of Pebbles is dedicated to Jodi in Uptown for her donation of $20 during my show last week. Buy The Beautiful South Welcome to The Beautiful South at Reckless Records Buy The Beautiful South at iTunes Buy The Beautiful South Welcome to The Beautiful South at eMusic Add to Collection
10:26am The Cairo Gang Real Enough to Believe Untouchable (God?/Drag City)
Track Notes: 5th LP. Buy The Cairo Gang Untouchable at Reckless Records Buy The Cairo Gang at iTunes Buy The Cairo Gang Untouchable at eMusic Add to Collection
Chuck Berry - St. Louis to Liverpool album artwork 10:21am Chuck Berry Promised Land St. Louis to Liverpool (Chess)
Track Notes: Dedicated to the late, great. Buy Chuck Berry St. Louis to Liverpool at Reckless Records Buy Chuck Berry at iTunes Buy Chuck Berry St. Louis to Liverpool at eMusic Add to Collection
Freddie Notes & The Rudies - Montego Bay album artwork 10:19am Freddie Notes & The Rudies Montego Bay Montego Bay (Trojan)
Track Notes: Cover of the Bobby Bloom song dedicated to Morris in Berwyn, PA for his donation of $25. Buy Freddie Notes & The Rudies Montego Bay at Reckless Records Buy Freddie Notes & The Rudies at iTunes Buy Freddie Notes & The Rudies Montego Bay at eMusic Add to Collection
10:15am The Right Now Too Late Starlight (self-released)
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Xiu Xiu - FORGET album artwork 10:09am Xiu Xiu Forget FORGET (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: 10th LP Buy Xiu Xiu FORGET at Reckless Records Buy Xiu Xiu at iTunes Buy Xiu Xiu FORGET at eMusic Add to Collection
Jason Moran - All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller album artwork 10:06am Jason Moran Ain't Misbehavin' All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller (Blue Note)
Track Notes: Dedicated to Steve in Elmhurst for his donation of $60. Buy Jason Moran All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller at Reckless Records Buy Jason Moran at iTunes Buy Jason Moran All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller at eMusic Add to Collection
10:02am Sparks Hippopotamus Hippopotamus (Lil' Beethoven)
Track Notes: 23rd Studio album, out on September 8. Buy Sparks Hippopotamus at Reckless Records Buy Sparks at iTunes Buy Sparks Hippopotamus at eMusic Add to Collection
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