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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

9/14 - 11am hour
Shura - forevher album artwork 11:56am Shura skyline, be mine forevher (Secretly Canadian)
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11:48am The Futureheads Idle Hands POWERS (Nul)
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Jawbreaker - Etc. album artwork 11:46am Jawbreaker Into You Like a Train Etc. (Blackball)
Track Notes: This Psychedelic Furs cover is dedicated to Steve in Elmhurst for his donation in my name during CHIRP's Fall Fundraising Drive. Buy Jawbreaker Etc. at Reckless Records Buy Jawbreaker at iTunes Buy Jawbreaker Etc. at eMusic Add to Collection
11:44am Olivia Jean The Hunt Night Owl (Third Man)
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Powerplant - People in the Sun album artwork 11:37am Powerplant Get in the Trunk People in the Sun (Erste Theke Tonträger)
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Cobra Verde - Copycat Killers album artwork 11:35am Cobra Verde Get The Party Started Copycat Killers (Scat)
Track Notes: This Pink cover is dedicated to Tamara in Lincoln Square for becoming our latest sustaining member during this show! Buy Cobra Verde Copycat Killers at Reckless Records Buy Cobra Verde at iTunes Buy Cobra Verde Copycat Killers at eMusic Add to Collection
11:31am The Unholy Trio Bring the Noise Down to the Promised Land (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: This Public Enemy cover is dedicated to Scott on the far Northwest Side for his donation in my name during CHIRP's Fall Fundraising Drive. Buy The Unholy Trio Down to the Promised Land at Reckless Records Buy The Unholy Trio at iTunes Buy The Unholy Trio Down to the Promised Land at eMusic Add to Collection
Hide - Hell Is Here album artwork 11:24am Hide 1/2 Trash Hell Is Here (Dais)
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11:21am Off Broadway Local Tonight Raspberries Preserved (Ginger)
Track Notes: This Raspberries cover is dedicated to John in North Center for his donation during the show today. Buy Off Broadway Raspberries Preserved at Reckless Records Buy Off Broadway at iTunes Buy Off Broadway Raspberries Preserved at eMusic Add to Collection
11:17am Eagles of Death Metal Abracadabra Eagles of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing the Best Songs We Never Wrote (Universal Music)
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Alice Cooper - Breadcrumbs album artwork 11:15am Alice Cooper East Side Story Breadcrumbs (EarMUSIC)
Track Notes: This Bob Seger cover is dedicated to Hunter in Media, PA for his donation during my show this morning. Buy Alice Cooper Breadcrumbs at Reckless Records Buy Alice Cooper at iTunes Buy Alice Cooper Breadcrumbs at eMusic Add to Collection
Missy Elliott - ICONOLOGY EP album artwork 11:07am Missy Elliott Throw It Back ICONOLOGY EP (Atlantic)
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11:03am Otherstarpeople Suffragette City Blockbuster (Robison)
Track Notes: This David Bowie cover is dedicated to Maureen in Ravenswood Gardens for her donation during my show this morning. Buy Otherstarpeople Blockbuster at Reckless Records Buy Otherstarpeople at iTunes Buy Otherstarpeople Blockbuster at eMusic Add to Collection
11:00am Arcwelder Sign O' The Times single (Big Money)
Track Notes: This Prince cover is dedicated to Kristin in Oak Park for her donation in my name during CHIRP's Buy Arcwelder single at Reckless Records Buy Arcwelder at iTunes Buy Arcwelder single at eMusic Add to Collection
9/14 - 10am hour
10:56am G&D Again (featuring Latoiya Williams) Black Love & War (SomeOthaShip Connect/Entertainment One)
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10:50am Young Guv Try Not to Hang on So Hard GUV II (Run For Cover)
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10:47am The Well Wishers Radio Waves Covered (self-released)
Track Notes: This OMD cover is dedicated to John in Lincoln Square/Budlong Woods for his donation in my name. Buy The Well Wishers Covered at Reckless Records Buy The Well Wishers at iTunes Buy The Well Wishers Covered at eMusic Add to Collection
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Physical Graffiti Redrawn album artwork 10:44am Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Boogie With Stu Physical Graffiti Redrawn (MOJO Magazine)
Track Notes: This Led Zeppelin cover is dedicated to Joan in Westmont for her generous donation during CHIRP's Fall Fundraising Drive. Buy Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Physical Graffiti Redrawn at Reckless Records Buy Kitty, Daisy & Lewis at iTunes Buy Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Physical Graffiti Redrawn at eMusic Add to Collection
10:36am Ezra Furman Local Trauma Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
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10:32am The B-52's Planet Claire The B-52's (Warner Bros.)
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10:28am Dolph Chaney Local It's OK single (Big Stir)
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Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow album artwork 10:22am Oso Oso Wake Up Next to God Basking in the Glow (Triple Crown)
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10:19am Thea Gilmore I'm Not Down A Tribute to The Clash (Uncut)
Track Notes: This Clash cover is dedicated to Jason in Uptown/Edgewater for his donation in my name during CHIRP's Fall Fundraising Campaign Buy Thea Gilmore A Tribute to The Clash at Reckless Records Buy Thea Gilmore at iTunes Buy Thea Gilmore A Tribute to The Clash at eMusic Add to Collection
10:15am Bun E. Carlos Local Let the Mystery Be Greetings From Bunezuela (eOne)
Track Notes: This Iris Dement cover is dedicated to Heidi in Lincoln Square for her generous donation on my behlaf Buy Bun E. Carlos Greetings From Bunezuela at Reckless Records Buy Bun E. Carlos at iTunes Buy Bun E. Carlos Greetings From Bunezuela at eMusic Add to Collection
10:13am Steve Lacy Guide Apollo XXI (3QTR/AWAL)
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10:05am Fire-Toolz Local Hologram of a Composite (World of Objects) Field Whispers (Into the Crystal Palace) (Orange Milk)
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10:02am Lene Lovich I Think We're Alone Now Stateless (Stiff)
Track Notes: This Tommy James and the Shondells cover is dedicated to Will in Lakeview for his generous donation in my name during CHIRP's Fall Fundraising Drive. Buy Lene Lovich Stateless at Reckless Records Buy Lene Lovich at iTunes Buy Lene Lovich Stateless at eMusic Add to Collection
10:00am Stevie Wonder Bang Bang Down to Earth (Tamla)
Track Notes: This Cher cover is dedicated to my Aunt Susan in Nashville for her generous donation in my name during this Fall fundraising drive. Buy Stevie Wonder Down to Earth at Reckless Records Buy Stevie Wonder at iTunes Buy Stevie Wonder Down to Earth at eMusic Add to Collection
9/14 - 9am hour
9:56am Sequoyah Murray Let's Take the Time Before You Begin (Thrill Jockey)
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Esther Rose - You Made It This Far album artwork 9:51am Esther Rose Five Minute Drive You Made It This Far (Father/Daughter)
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