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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

9/20 - 11am hour
11:51am El Ten Eleven Entropy Tautology (Joyful Noise)
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11:48am Young Fresh Fellows Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of Arts Melody Fair (Eggbert)
Track Notes: Dedicated to Will in Andersonville Buy Young Fresh Fellows Melody Fair at Reckless Records Buy Young Fresh Fellows at iTunes Buy Young Fresh Fellows Melody Fair at eMusic Add to Collection
Le Couleur - Concorde album artwork 11:45am Le Couleur Silhouette Concorde (Lisbon Lux)
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11:38am Old Joy Local Life Is Long demo (self-released)
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11:34am Sharon Van Etten Machine Gun Save Stereogum An 00s Covers Comp (Stereogum)
Track Notes: This Portishead cover goes out to Elizabeth in East Lakeview for her donation in my name. Buy Sharon Van Etten Save Stereogum An 00s Covers Comp at Reckless Records Buy Sharon Van Etten at iTunes Buy Sharon Van Etten Save Stereogum An 00s Covers Comp at eMusic Add to Collection
11:30am Declan McKenna Beautiful Faces Zeros (Tomplicated)
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L.A. Witch - Play With Fire album artwork 11:23am L.A. Witch Fire Starter Play With Fire (Suicide Squeeze)
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11:20am The Chesterfield Kings (We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet Where the Action Is! (Sundazed)
Track Notes: This Blues Magoos cover is dedicated to Deborah in Evanston for her donation during my show. Buy The Chesterfield Kings Where the Action Is! at Reckless Records Buy The Chesterfield Kings at iTunes Buy The Chesterfield Kings Where the Action Is! at eMusic Add to Collection
11:16am Mungo's Hi-Fi x Marina P. The Beat Goes Ska! Soul Radio (Mungo's Hi Fi)
Track Notes: This Sonny & Cher cover goes out to Morris in Berwyn, PA for his donation in my name. Buy Mungo's Hi-Fi x Marina P. Soul Radio at Reckless Records Buy Mungo's Hi-Fi x Marina P. at iTunes Buy Mungo's Hi-Fi x Marina P. Soul Radio at eMusic Add to Collection
11:13am International Teachers of Pop Prince (the final wheelie)(introducing Katie Mason) Pop Gossip (Desolate Spools)
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11:05am No Joy Ageless Motherhood (Hand Drawn Dracula/Joyful Noise)
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11:03am Joan As Police Woman Sacred Trickster Cover (Sweet Police)
Track Notes: This Sonic Youth cover goes out to Chris in River East for his donatoin in my name. Buy Joan As Police Woman Cover at Reckless Records Buy Joan As Police Woman at iTunes Buy Joan As Police Woman Cover at eMusic Add to Collection
11:00am Arte Pop Itchykoo Park Versiones de verano para ti (Hurrah!)
Track Notes: This Small Faces cover goes out to Jett in Zaneville, OH for his donation in my name. Buy Arte Pop Versiones de verano para ti at Reckless Records Buy Arte Pop at iTunes Buy Arte Pop Versiones de verano para ti at eMusic Add to Collection
9/20 - 10am hour
10:58am LMNOP Okay Shoe Fetish (Parasol)
Track Notes: This Shoes cover goes out to Kirk in Ravenswood for hid donaton in my name. Buy LMNOP Shoe Fetish at Reckless Records Buy LMNOP at iTunes Buy LMNOP Shoe Fetish at eMusic Add to Collection
Floodlights - From a View album artwork 10:53am Floodlights Glory of Control From a View (Woo Me!)
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Jyoti - Mama, You Can Bet! album artwork 10:52am Jyoti RA's Noise (Thukumbado) (Featuring Lakecia Benjamin) Mama, You Can Bet! (eOne/SomeOthaShip)
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10:52am Warm Human Local Ennis del Mar single (self-released)
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10:48am Jyoti RA's Noise (Thukumbado) (Featuring Lakecia Benjamin) Mama, You Can Bet! (eOne/SomeOthaShip)
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10:35am The O'Jays Emotionally Yours Emotionally Yours (EMI America)
Track Notes: This Bob Dylan cover goes out to Dan out on the Gold Coast for his donation during my show. Buy The O'Jays Emotionally Yours at Reckless Records Buy The O'Jays at iTunes Buy The O'Jays Emotionally Yours at eMusic Add to Collection
10:33am Cults No Risk Host (Sinderlyn)
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Yelle - L 10:25am Yelle Karaté L'Ère du Verseau (Recreations Center)
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10:22am Diana Ross & The Supremes The Music That Makes Me Dance Sing and Perform "Funny Girl" (Motown)
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10:19am Chris Richards & The Subtractions Coax Me If It Feels Good Do It: A Sloan Tribute (Futureman)
Track Notes: This Sloan cover goes out to Robert in Crystal Lake for his donation during my show! Buy Chris Richards & The Subtractions If It Feels Good Do It: A Sloan Tribute at Reckless Records Buy Chris Richards & The Subtractions at iTunes Buy Chris Richards & The Subtractions If It Feels Good Do It: A Sloan Tribute at eMusic Add to Collection
Jeff Tweedy - Love is the King album artwork 10:16am Jeff Tweedy Local Guess Again Love is the King (dBpm)
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10:07am Triogo Local Dust in the Water demo (self-released)
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10:03am Chappaquiddick Skyline Leave Me Alone Chappaquiddick Skyline (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: This New Order cover is dedicated to John in Buffalo Grove for his donation in my name during CHIRP's Fall Fundraising drive. Buy Chappaquiddick Skyline Chappaquiddick Skyline at Reckless Records Buy Chappaquiddick Skyline at iTunes Buy Chappaquiddick Skyline Chappaquiddick Skyline at eMusic Add to Collection
10:01am Stonewall Jackson Me and You and a Dog Named Boo Original Greatest Hits (Real Gone Music/Columbia)
Track Notes: This cover of Lobo is dedicated to David in Glen Ridge, NJ for his donation in my name during CHIRP's fall campaign Buy Stonewall Jackson Original Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Stonewall Jackson at iTunes Buy Stonewall Jackson Original Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
9/20 - 9am hour
9:56am Nubya Garcia La cumbia me esta llamando (featuring La Perla) Source (Concord Jazz)
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9:49am Half Gringa Local Teggsas Force to Reckon (self-released)
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9:46am Anjimile Maker Giver Taker (Father Daughter)
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