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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.

You can listen to Mike's most recent shows here.

Mike Bennett's Playlists

9/24 - 11am hour
Cass McCombs - Heartmind album artwork 11:52am Cass McCombs Heartmind Heartmind (ANTI-)
Buy Cass McCombs Heartmind at Reckless Records Buy Cass McCombs at iTunes Buy Cass McCombs Heartmind at eMusic Add to Collection
11:46am Heaven 17 Temptation The Luxury Gap (Virgin)
Buy Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap at Reckless Records Buy Heaven 17 at iTunes Buy Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap at eMusic Add to Collection
Gleaming Spires - Walk on Well Lighted Streets album artwork 11:43am Gleaming Spires Does Your Mother Know? Walk on Well Lighted Streets (Omnivore)
Track Notes: This ABBA cover is dedicated to Jane in Lincoln Square for her donation in my name. Buy Gleaming Spires Walk on Well Lighted Streets at Reckless Records Buy Gleaming Spires at iTunes Buy Gleaming Spires Walk on Well Lighted Streets at eMusic Add to Collection
11:39am The Alright Maybes Local Kurt Yours Truly (self-released)
Buy The Alright Maybes Yours Truly at Reckless Records Buy The Alright Maybes at iTunes Buy The Alright Maybes Yours Truly at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35am No Age Rush to the Pond People Helping People (Drag City)
Buy No Age People Helping People at Reckless Records Buy No Age at iTunes Buy No Age People Helping People at eMusic Add to Collection
11:31am Rod Stewart Cigarettes and Alcohol When We Were the New Boys (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: This Oasis cover is dedicated to Eric in Arlington Heights for donating during my show Buy Rod Stewart When We Were the New Boys at Reckless Records Buy Rod Stewart at iTunes Buy Rod Stewart When We Were the New Boys at eMusic Add to Collection
11:31am Rod Stewart Cigarettes and Alcohol When We Were the New Boys (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: This Oasis cover is dedicated to Eric in Arlington Heights for donating during my show Buy Rod Stewart When We Were the New Boys at Reckless Records Buy Rod Stewart at iTunes Buy Rod Stewart When We Were the New Boys at eMusic Add to Collection
11:28am The Casual Dots Gypsum Mortar Sanguine Truth (Ixor Stix)
Track Notes: First album in 18 years Buy The Casual Dots Sanguine Truth at Reckless Records Buy The Casual Dots at iTunes Buy The Casual Dots Sanguine Truth at eMusic Add to Collection
11:22am LIFE Our Love is Growing North East Coastal Town (The Liquid Label)
Buy LIFE North East Coastal Town at Reckless Records Buy LIFE at iTunes Buy LIFE North East Coastal Town at eMusic Add to Collection
11:19am Du Blonde Black Flag Welcome Back to Milk (Mute)
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11:16am Ballzy Tomorrow Lysistrata single (self-released)
Track Notes: This Utopia cover is dedicated to Dolph in Homewood for his donation in my name during CHIRP's Fall Fundraising Drive Buy Ballzy Tomorrow single at Reckless Records Buy Ballzy Tomorrow at iTunes Buy Ballzy Tomorrow single at eMusic Add to Collection
11:11am Circuit Des Yeux Local Double Dare single (Matador)
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11:06am The Paranoyds Nissan Overdrive Talk Talk Talk (Third Man)
Buy The Paranoyds Talk Talk Talk at Reckless Records Buy The Paranoyds at iTunes Buy The Paranoyds Talk Talk Talk at eMusic Add to Collection
11:02am Liska Local Just a Girl single (self-released)
Track Notes: This No Doubt cover goes out to Kerri in San Clemente for her donation in my name during the drive Buy Liska single at Reckless Records Buy Liska at iTunes Buy Liska single at eMusic Add to Collection
11:00am Cinco De Gatos Local The Envoy single (self-released)
Track Notes: This Warren Zevon cover goes out to Alan in Fairfax Va for his donation in my name. Buy Cinco De Gatos single at Reckless Records Buy Cinco De Gatos at iTunes Buy Cinco De Gatos single at eMusic Add to Collection
9/24 - 10am hour
10:56am Cate Le Bon Typical Love single (Mexican Summer)
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10:50am Miya Folick Nothing to See 2007 (Nettwerk)
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10:47am Rockpile Pet You and Hold You Seconds of Pleasure (Columbia)
Track Notes: Request from Dave in Lake County Buy Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure at Reckless Records Buy Rockpile at iTunes Buy Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure at eMusic Add to Collection
10:45am Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Charlie Brown Before You Go/No One But You (Capitol)
Track Notes: Dedicated to my dad in Hinsdale (Coasters cover) for his donation Buy Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Before You Go/No One But You at Reckless Records Buy Buck Owens and His Buckaroos at iTunes Buy Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Before You Go/No One But You at eMusic Add to Collection
10:42am The Comet Is Coming The Hammer Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse!)
Track Notes: At Thalia Hall Oct. 13 Buy The Comet Is Coming Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam at Reckless Records Buy The Comet Is Coming at iTunes Buy The Comet Is Coming Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam at eMusic Add to Collection
10:37am Au Suisse Thing Au Suisse (City Slang)
Buy Au Suisse Au Suisse at Reckless Records Buy Au Suisse at iTunes Buy Au Suisse Au Suisse at eMusic Add to Collection
10:32am Ted Leo Heaven Is in Your Mind The Old 200 EP (self-released)
Track Notes: This Traffic cover is dedicated to Steve in Elmhurst for his donation in my name during the pledge drive Buy Ted Leo The Old 200 EP at Reckless Records Buy Ted Leo at iTunes Buy Ted Leo The Old 200 EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Nikki Lane - Denim & Diamonds album artwork 10:29am Nikki Lane Try Harder Denim & Diamonds (New West)
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Röyksopp - Profound Mysteries II album artwork 10:22am Röyksopp Unity (featuring Karen Harding) Profound Mysteries II (Dog Triumph)
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10:19am Van Go Local Your Three Minutes Are Up The Long Lost Last Call (Wonderland)
Track Notes: Request by Steve. Lou Galassini on bass. Buy Van Go The Long Lost Last Call at Reckless Records Buy Van Go at iTunes Buy Van Go The Long Lost Last Call at eMusic Add to Collection
10:17am Small Faces Runaway From the Beginning (Decca )
Track Notes: This Small Faces cover is dedicated to Steve in Irving Park for his donation in my name. Buy Small Faces From the Beginning at Reckless Records Buy Small Faces at iTunes Buy Small Faces From the Beginning at eMusic Add to Collection
10:14am Calexico Rambler single (Anti-)
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10:07am Así Así Local Descubrimientos Mal de Otros (Self-Released)
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10:03am The Chosen Few Shaft Hit After Hit (Trojan)
Track Notes: This Isaac Hayes cover goes out to Grant in Sheridan Park for his donation on my show. Buy The Chosen Few Hit After Hit at Reckless Records Buy The Chosen Few at iTunes Buy The Chosen Few Hit After Hit at eMusic Add to Collection
10:01am Pretenders What You Gonna Do About It Pretenders II (Warner Music UK)
Track Notes: This Small Faces cover is dedicated to Johanna in Avondale for her donation in my name. Buy Pretenders Pretenders II at Reckless Records Buy Pretenders at iTunes Buy Pretenders Pretenders II at eMusic Add to Collection
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