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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

6/2 - 11am hour
Cheer-Accident - Fades album artwork 11:54am Cheer-Accident Local I'm Just Afraid Fades (Skin Graft)
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Dirty Looks - Dirty Looks album artwork 11:49am Dirty Looks Take a Life Dirty Looks (Stiff)
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Queen - News of the World album artwork 11:45am Queen Sheer Heart Attack News of the World (Elektra)
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LITHICS - Mating Surfaces album artwork 11:43am LITHICS Excuse Generator Mating Surfaces (Kill Rock Stars)
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T-Bone Burnett - The Criminal Under My Own Hat album artwork 11:40am T-Bone Burnett I Can Explain Everything The Criminal Under My Own Hat (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy T-Bone Burnett The Criminal Under My Own Hat at Reckless Records Buy T-Bone Burnett at iTunes Buy T-Bone Burnett The Criminal Under My Own Hat at eMusic Add to Collection
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill album artwork 11:33am Lauryn Hill Lost Ones The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse)
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Peach Kelli Pop - Gentle Leader album artwork 11:31am Peach Kelli Pop Black Magic Gentle Leader (Mint)
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SSION - O album artwork 11:27am SSION 1980-99 (featuring Patty Schemel and Sky Ferreira) O (Dero Arcade)
Track Notes: 2d LP from Cody Critcheloe Buy SSION O at Reckless Records Buy SSION at iTunes Buy SSION O at eMusic Add to Collection
Sheer Mag - Need to Feel Your Love album artwork 11:23am Sheer Mag Just Can't Get Enough Need to Feel Your Love (Wilsuns Recording Company)
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Spooky Tooth - It 11:19am Spooky Tooth Society's Child It's All About (Island)
Track Notes: 1968. Janis Ian cover. Buy Spooky Tooth It's All About at Reckless Records Buy Spooky Tooth at iTunes Buy Spooky Tooth It's All About at eMusic Add to Collection
11:16am Super Neutral Local Your Little Still Life Your Little Still Life/Geek Speedball (self-released)
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Poptone - Poptone album artwork 11:11am Poptone Go! Poptone (Cleopatra)
Track Notes: Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) w/ Kevin's daughter Diva Dompé Buy Poptone Poptone at Reckless Records Buy Poptone at iTunes Buy Poptone Poptone at eMusic Add to Collection
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! album artwork 11:06am Parquet Courts Wide Awake Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)
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Mano Negra - Casa Babylon album artwork 11:04am Mano Negra La Vida (La Vida me da Palo) Casa Babylon (Virgin Latino)
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Spoon - Girls Can Tell album artwork 11:00am Spoon The Fitted Shirt Girls Can Tell (Merge)
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6/2 - 10am hour
Wussy - What Heaven Is Like album artwork 10:56am Wussy Skip What Heaven Is Like (Shake-It)
Track Notes: 7th LP Buy Wussy What Heaven Is Like at Reckless Records Buy Wussy at iTunes Buy Wussy What Heaven Is Like at eMusic Add to Collection
Smoking Popes - Destination Failure album artwork 10:51am Smoking Popes Local Pure Imagination Destination Failure (Capitol)
Track Notes: Dedicated to Cindy, mom of Josh, Matt, and Eli Caterer, who passed away this week. Buy Smoking Popes Destination Failure at Reckless Records Buy Smoking Popes at iTunes Buy Smoking Popes Destination Failure at eMusic Add to Collection
10:48am Kuwaisiana Gashxi Chapter 1 (self-released)
Track Notes: Kuwaiti music. Buy Kuwaisiana Chapter 1 at Reckless Records Buy Kuwaisiana at iTunes Buy Kuwaisiana Chapter 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit album artwork 10:44am Earth, Wind & Fire Local On Your Face Spirit (Columbia)
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10:40am Modern Studies It's Winter Welcome Stranger (Fire)
Track Notes: 2d LP Scottish band Buy Modern Studies Welcome Stranger at Reckless Records Buy Modern Studies at iTunes Buy Modern Studies Welcome Stranger at eMusic Add to Collection
10:37am The Vertebrats Local Left in the Dark A Thousand Day Dream (Parasol)
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10:35am The Vertabrats Local Left in the Dark A Thousand Day Dream (Parasol)
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Eleanor Friedberger - Rebound album artwork 10:31am Eleanor Friedberger The Letter Rebound (Frenchkiss)
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Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel album artwork 10:27am Depeche Mode Precious Playing the Angel (Mute)
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Amber Mark - Conexão album artwork 10:22am Amber Mark All the Work Conexão (PMR/Interscope)
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Sonido Gallo Negro - Mambo Cósmico album artwork 10:19am Sonido Gallo Negro Tolú Mambo Cósmico (Glitterbeat)
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The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday album artwork 10:17am The Byrds Time Between Younger Than Yesterday (Columbia)
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Neko Case - Hell-On album artwork 10:13am Neko Case Gumball Blue Hell-On (Anti-)
Track Notes: 8th LP -- produced by Bjorn Attling Buy Neko Case Hell-On at Reckless Records Buy Neko Case at iTunes Buy Neko Case Hell-On at eMusic Add to Collection
10:06am Courtesy Local Hey HEY (Moon Glyph)
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Kid Sister - Ultraviolet album artwork 10:03am Kid Sister Local You Ain't Really Down Ultraviolet (Downtown)
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