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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

10/14 - 11am hour
Owsley - Owsley album artwork 11:55am Owsley Oh No the Radio Owsley (Giant)
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The Arrivals - Goodbye New World album artwork 11:51am The Arrivals Local Surf Riot Goodbye New World (Thick)
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The Bronx - V album artwork 11:49am The Bronx Sore Throat V (ATO)
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11:43am Gary Numan Ghost Nation Savage (Song from a Broken World) (BMG)
Track Notes: Nov. 29 -- Thalia Hall Buy Gary Numan Savage (Song from a Broken World) at Reckless Records Buy Gary Numan at iTunes Buy Gary Numan Savage (Song from a Broken World) at eMusic Add to Collection
Homeboy Sandman - The Good Sun album artwork 11:39am Homeboy Sandman Low Co. The Good Sun (High Water)
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The Jam - The Jam at the BBC album artwork 11:37am The Jam Saturday's Kids The Jam at the BBC (Universal/Polydor)
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LADAMA - LADAMA album artwork 11:32am LADAMA Porro Maracatu LADAMA (Six Degrees)
Track Notes: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the U.S. Buy LADAMA LADAMA at Reckless Records Buy LADAMA at iTunes Buy LADAMA LADAMA at eMusic Add to Collection
Inspiral Carpets - Inspiral Carpets album artwork 11:29am Inspiral Carpets Hey Now Inspiral Carpets (Cherry Red)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Inspiral Carpets Inspiral Carpets at Reckless Records Buy Inspiral Carpets at iTunes Buy Inspiral Carpets Inspiral Carpets at eMusic Add to Collection
11:25am Paperhaus Nanana Are These the Questions We Need to Ask? (Misra)
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Sarge - The Glass Intact album artwork 11:19am Sarge Local Fast Girls The Glass Intact (Mud)
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The Vagrants - I Can 11:18am The Vagrants Oh Those Eyes I Can't Make a Friend 1965-1968 (Light in the Attic)
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Knox Fortune - Paradise album artwork 11:14am Knox Fortune Local Lil' Thing Paradise (self-released)
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11:09am Wild Belle Local Untamed Heart single (self-released)
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Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music album artwork 11:05am Killer Mike Ghetto Gospel R.A.P. Music (Williams Street)
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St. Vincent - Masseduction album artwork 11:01am St. Vincent Sugarboy Masseduction (Loma Vista)
Track Notes: 5th LP -- worked with Jack Antonoff of fun. who co-wrote this track. Buy St. Vincent Masseduction at Reckless Records Buy St. Vincent at iTunes Buy St. Vincent Masseduction at eMusic Add to Collection
10/14 - 10am hour
John Cale - Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood album artwork 10:56am John Cale I Wanna Talk 2 U Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (Double Six)
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Ata Kak - Obaa Sima album artwork 10:51am Ata Kak Obaa Sima Obaa Sima (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Ata Kak Obaa Sima at Reckless Records Buy Ata Kak at iTunes Buy Ata Kak Obaa Sima at eMusic Add to Collection
Shout Out Louds - Ease My Mind album artwork 10:47am Shout Out Louds Oh Oh Ease My Mind (Merge)
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Alex Lahey - I Love You Like a Brother album artwork 10:43am Alex Lahey I Love You Like a Brother I Love You Like a Brother (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: Aussie singer-songwriter Buy Alex Lahey I Love You Like a Brother at Reckless Records Buy Alex Lahey at iTunes Buy Alex Lahey I Love You Like a Brother at eMusic Add to Collection
Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing album artwork 10:41am Saul Williams The Noise Came From Here MartyrLoserKing (FADER)
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10:36am T Bone Burnett The Killer Moon The Talking Animals (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1988 Buy T Bone Burnett The Talking Animals at Reckless Records Buy T Bone Burnett at iTunes Buy T Bone Burnett The Talking Animals at eMusic Add to Collection
10:30am Dinner Marble Eyes New Work (Captured Tracks)
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10:27am NE-HI Local Sister CHIRP Factory Session 013 (CHIRP)
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Pere Ubu - 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo album artwork 10:25am Pere Ubu Prison of the Senses 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo (Ubu Projex)
Track Notes: 16th studio LP Buy Pere Ubu 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo at Reckless Records Buy Pere Ubu at iTunes Buy Pere Ubu 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo at eMusic Add to Collection
The Marmalade - BBC Sessions album artwork 10:21am The Marmalade Stop! In the Name of Love BBC Sessions (Castle Music)
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Joan of Arc - Flowers album artwork 10:18am Joan of Arc Local Explain Yourselves #2 Flowers (Polyvinyl)
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Cults - Offering album artwork 10:15am Cults Gilded Lily Offering (Sinderlyn)
Track Notes: 3d LP Buy Cults Offering at Reckless Records Buy Cults at iTunes Buy Cults Offering at eMusic Add to Collection
The Spinners - A One of a Kind Love Affair: The Anthology album artwork 10:09am The Spinners (Oh Lord) I Wish I Could Sleep A One of a Kind Love Affair: The Anthology (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy The Spinners A One of a Kind Love Affair: The Anthology at Reckless Records Buy The Spinners at iTunes Buy The Spinners A One of a Kind Love Affair: The Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
Omni - Multi-task album artwork 10:06am Omni Tuxedo Blues Multi-task (Trouble in Mind)
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Robert Plant - Carry Fire album artwork 10:01am Robert Plant Bluebirds Over the Mountain Carry Fire (Nonesuch)
Track Notes: 11th studio album, feat. Chrissie Hynde on backing vocals Buy Robert Plant Carry Fire at Reckless Records Buy Robert Plant at iTunes Buy Robert Plant Carry Fire at eMusic Add to Collection
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