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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

3/23 - 11am hour
11:54am Elizabeth Colour Wheel 23 Nocebo (The Flenser)
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11:47am Cheap Trick Brontosaurus single (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: This cover of The Move is dedicated to Richard in Minooka for his donation earlier in the show. Buy Cheap Trick single at Reckless Records Buy Cheap Trick at iTunes Buy Cheap Trick single at eMusic Add to Collection
11:45am Volcano Suns Needle In The Camel's Eye Thing of Beauty (SST)
Track Notes: This Brian Eno cover is dedicated to Steve in Elmhurst for his donation in my name during CHIRP's Spring Fundraising Drive Buy Volcano Suns Thing of Beauty at Reckless Records Buy Volcano Suns at iTunes Buy Volcano Suns Thing of Beauty at eMusic Add to Collection
11:40am The Fall US 80s-90s Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus! (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: Reissue of 9th studio LP Buy The Fall Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus! at Reckless Records Buy The Fall at iTunes Buy The Fall Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus! at eMusic Add to Collection
11:33am Du Blonde Baby Talk Lung Bread for Daddy (Moshi Moshi)
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11:33am The Fall US 80s-90s Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus! (Beggars Banquet)
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11:31am Royal Crescent Mob The Immigrant Song S.N.O.B. (Moving Target)
Track Notes: Led Zeppelin cover dedicated to Mike in Wheaton for his donation in my name during the drive Buy Royal Crescent Mob S.N.O.B. at Reckless Records Buy Royal Crescent Mob at iTunes Buy Royal Crescent Mob S.N.O.B. at eMusic Add to Collection
11:28am Ex Hex Good Times It's Real (Merge)
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11:21am Dubstar Everyday I Die Random (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: This Gary Numan cover is dedicated to Elizabeth in Lakeview for her donation in my name during CHIRP's Spring Fundraising drive Buy Dubstar Random at Reckless Records Buy Dubstar at iTunes Buy Dubstar Random at eMusic Add to Collection
11:17am DIÄT Foreign Policy Positive Disintegration (Iron Lung)
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11:14am Popdudes Chains single (Big Stir)
Track Notes: This cover of the Cookies is dedicated to Elizabeth in Niles for her donation earlier in my show. Buy Popdudes single at Reckless Records Buy Popdudes at iTunes Buy Popdudes single at eMusic Add to Collection
11:06am Oozing Wound Local Tween Shitbag High Anxiety (Thrill Jockey)
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11:04am Ramones I Don't Want to Grow Up ¡Adios Amigos! (Radioactive)
Track Notes: This Tom Waits cover is dedicated to Allison in Horner Park for her donation in my name earlier in this pledge drive. Buy Ramones ¡Adios Amigos! at Reckless Records Buy Ramones at iTunes Buy Ramones ¡Adios Amigos! at eMusic Add to Collection
11:00am Suran Song in Stag Essence Rare Cowboys and Indians (Cruel Music)
Track Notes: This Gang of Four cover is dedicated to Mike in Old Town for his donation earlier this show. Buy Suran Song in Stag Cowboys and Indians at Reckless Records Buy Suran Song in Stag at iTunes Buy Suran Song in Stag Cowboys and Indians at eMusic Add to Collection
3/23 - 10am hour
10:57am TEEN Runner Good Fruit (Carpark)
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10:51am Ricky Van Shelton Ultimately Fine Wild-Eyed Dream (Columbia)
Track Notes: This BoDeans cover is dedicated to Allie in Evanston for her donation in my name during CHIRP's Spring Fundraising Drive Buy Ricky Van Shelton Wild-Eyed Dream at Reckless Records Buy Ricky Van Shelton at iTunes Buy Ricky Van Shelton Wild-Eyed Dream at eMusic Add to Collection
10:48am Durand Jones & The Indications Too Many Tears American Love Call (Dead Oceans)
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10:47am Fastbacks The Queen of Eyes single (No Threes/Steve Priest Fan Club)
Track Notes: This cover of The Soft Boys is dedicated to Miles in Lexington, VA for his donation in my name earlier in the pledge drive. Buy Fastbacks single at Reckless Records Buy Fastbacks at iTunes Buy Fastbacks single at eMusic Add to Collection
10:43am Tamaryn The Jealous Kind Dreaming the Dark (DERO Arcade)
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10:35am Chaka Khan Local Hello Happiness Hello Happiness (Island)
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10:33am Hollows Local Mary Goes to Law School Hollows (Addenda)
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10:29am Robert Palmer You Are in My System Pride (Island)
Track Notes: This cover of The System is dedicated to Matthew in Little Village for his donation in my name earlier in the CHIRP Spring Fundraising Drive. Buy Robert Palmer Pride at Reckless Records Buy Robert Palmer at iTunes Buy Robert Palmer Pride at eMusic Add to Collection
10:23am Chip Taylor & Edie Sands Let's Put Our Hearts Together Caroline Now! (Marina)
Track Notes: This Beach Boys cover is dedicated to Evelyn in Rogers Park for her donation on my show today. Buy Chip Taylor & Edie Sands Caroline Now! at Reckless Records Buy Chip Taylor & Edie Sands at iTunes Buy Chip Taylor & Edie Sands Caroline Now! at eMusic Add to Collection
10:20am Solange Stay Flo When I Get Home (Columbia)
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10:14am Gretchen's Wheel Killian's Red Moth to Lamplight A Tribute to Nada Surf (Futureman)
Track Notes: Dedicated to Heidi in Lincoln Square for her donation in my name during CHIRP's Spring Fundraising Drive. Buy Gretchen's Wheel Moth to Lamplight A Tribute to Nada Surf at Reckless Records Buy Gretchen's Wheel at iTunes Buy Gretchen's Wheel Moth to Lamplight A Tribute to Nada Surf at eMusic Add to Collection
10:07am Cochemea Maso Yeeme All My Relations (Daptone)
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10:04am Neko Case & Her Boyfriends Local Bowling Green The Virginian (Mint)
Track Notes: This cover of The Everly Brothers is dedicated to Ginger on the south side for her donation in my name during CHIRP's Spring Fundraising Drive Buy Neko Case & Her Boyfriends The Virginian at Reckless Records Buy Neko Case & Her Boyfriends at iTunes Buy Neko Case & Her Boyfriends The Virginian at eMusic Add to Collection
10:01am Mystery Machine Heart of Glass single (Nettwerk)
Track Notes: This Blondie cover is dedicated to Kim in Wheaton for her donation in my name during CHIRP's Spring Fundraising Drive. Buy Mystery Machine single at Reckless Records Buy Mystery Machine at iTunes Buy Mystery Machine single at eMusic Add to Collection
3/23 - 9am hour
9:57am Frisbie Local To See and Be Seen Subversive Sounds of Love (Hear Diagonally)
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9:50am Hand Habits what lovers do placeholder (Saddle Creek)
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