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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

9/15 - 11am hour
11:55am Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Revolution Rock Vasos Vacios (Sony)
Track Notes: This Clash cover is dedicated to Kristin in Michigan for her $20 donation in my name. Buy Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Vasos Vacios at Reckless Records Buy Los Fabulosos Cadillacs at iTunes Buy Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Vasos Vacios at eMusic Add to Collection
11:50am Blizzard Babies Local Pretty Lights Missing Time (Don Giovanni)
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LAUREL - DOGVIOLET album artwork 11:47am LAUREL Lovesick DOGVIOLET (Counter)
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OK Go - Future Soundtrack For America album artwork 11:45am OK Go Local This Will Be Our Year Future Soundtrack For America (Barsuk)
Track Notes: This cover of The Zombies goes out to Abby in West Lakeview for her $20 donation! Buy OK Go Future Soundtrack For America at Reckless Records Buy OK Go at iTunes Buy OK Go Future Soundtrack For America at eMusic Add to Collection
Advance Base - Animal Companionship album artwork 11:42am Advance Base Local Care Animal Companionship (Run For Cover)
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11:33am Waylon Jennings Rhiannon Turn the Page (RCA)
Track Notes: This Fleetwood Mac cover goes out to Dillon in Ukranian Village for his $10 donation. Buy Waylon Jennings Turn the Page at Reckless Records Buy Waylon Jennings at iTunes Buy Waylon Jennings Turn the Page at eMusic Add to Collection
ADULT. - This Behavior album artwork 11:30am ADULT. Silent Exchange This Behavior (Dais)
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11:27am Toots & The Maytals I've Got Dreams To Remember Toots in Memphis (Mango)
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11:21am etti/etta Baked Again Old Friends (Mint 400)
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11:21am Tommy Keene Much Too Much Excitement at your Feet (Second Motion)
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11:19am etti/etta Baked Again Old Friends (Mint 400)
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Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers album artwork 11:14am Richard Thompson The Rattle Within 13 Rivers (New West)
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11:07am Marlowe Palm Readers Marlowe (Mello Music Group)
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11:03am Superchunk Beat My Guest Cup of Sand (Merge)
Track Notes: This Adam and the Ants cover is dedicated to Fletcher in Lombard for his $30 donation in my name. Buy Superchunk Cup of Sand at Reckless Records Buy Superchunk at iTunes Buy Superchunk Cup of Sand at eMusic Add to Collection
11:01am Def Leppard Hanging on the Telephone Yeah! (Mercury)
Track Notes: This The Nerves/Blondie cover goes out to Linda in Aurora for her $25 donation. Buy Def Leppard Yeah! at Reckless Records Buy Def Leppard at iTunes Buy Def Leppard Yeah! at eMusic Add to Collection
9/15 - 10am hour
10:55am The Delgados Mr. Blue Sky The Complete BBC Peel Sessions (Chemikal Underground)
Track Notes: This Electric Light Orchestra cover is dedicated to Jim in Ravenswood for his $50 donation in my name. Buy The Delgados The Complete BBC Peel Sessions at Reckless Records Buy The Delgados at iTunes Buy The Delgados The Complete BBC Peel Sessions at eMusic Add to Collection
10:50am The Monkees Listen To The Band Music Box (Rhino)
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10:48am El Ten Eleven We Don't Have A Sail But We Have A Rudder Banker's Hill (Topshelf)
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Cold Beat - A Simple Reflection album artwork 10:45am Cold Beat Never Gonna Cry Again A Simple Reflection (Dark Entries)
Track Notes: Eurythmics cover dedicate to Yvonne in Hampshire for her $10 donation. Buy Cold Beat A Simple Reflection at Reckless Records Buy Cold Beat at iTunes Buy Cold Beat A Simple Reflection at eMusic Add to Collection
10:41am Eryn Allen Kane Local Feel the Need single (self-released)
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10:35am The Jam Stoned Out of My Mind Direction Reaction Creation (Polydor)
Track Notes: This Chi-Lites cover is dedicated to Sara in Orange County, CA for her $30 donation in my name. Buy The Jam Direction Reaction Creation at Reckless Records Buy The Jam at iTunes Buy The Jam Direction Reaction Creation at eMusic Add to Collection
10:31am The Searchers Almost Saturday Night Love's Melodies (Sire)
Track Notes: This John Fogerty Cover goes out to Steven in Old Irving Park for his $30 donation in my name. Buy The Searchers Love's Melodies at Reckless Records Buy The Searchers at iTunes Buy The Searchers Love's Melodies at eMusic Add to Collection
10:28am The Last Afternoons Local Fantastic Way Little Habitz (Self-Released)
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10:20am Natalie Duncan Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Yellow Submarine Resurfaces (MOJO Magazine)
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10:18am Kyle Knight The Truth (Seneca Tha Product Mix) The Truth (Self-Released)
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10:14am Low Quorum Double Negative (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: 12th studio album. Buy Low Double Negative at Reckless Records Buy Low at iTunes Buy Low Double Negative at eMusic Add to Collection
10:05am Kurt Vise Local Puppet Master Aftermaths: Chicago Unites for Puerto Rico (Groove Cafe)
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10:01am Juliana Hatfield A Little More Love Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (American Laundromat)
Track Notes: ONJ cover dedicated to Heidi and Dave in Lincoln Square for their $50 donation in my name. Buy Juliana Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John at Reckless Records Buy Juliana Hatfield at iTunes Buy Juliana Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John at eMusic Add to Collection
10:00am Buddy Holly Brown Eyed Handsome Man The Buddy Holly Collection (MCA)
Track Notes: Chuck Berry cover dedicated to Paul in Jefferson Park for his donation in my name for $25 Buy Buddy Holly The Buddy Holly Collection at Reckless Records Buy Buddy Holly at iTunes Buy Buddy Holly The Buddy Holly Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
9/15 - 9am hour
9:57am Odetta Hartman You You Old Rockhounds Never Die (Northern Spy)
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