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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

1/13 - 11am hour
Irreversible Entanglements - Irreversible Entanglements album artwork 11:52am Irreversible Entanglements Enough Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem/Don Giovanni)
Buy Irreversible Entanglements Irreversible Entanglements at Reckless Records Buy Irreversible Entanglements at iTunes Buy Irreversible Entanglements Irreversible Entanglements at eMusic Add to Collection
Air - Moon Safari album artwork 11:46am Air Kelly Watch The Stars Moon Safari (Astralwerks)
Track Notes: 1998 -- 20 years old! Buy Air Moon Safari at Reckless Records Buy Air at iTunes Buy Air Moon Safari at eMusic Add to Collection
Exploded View - Summer Came Early EP album artwork 11:43am Exploded View Summer Came Early Summer Came Early EP (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: Request Buy Exploded View Summer Came Early EP at Reckless Records Buy Exploded View at iTunes Buy Exploded View Summer Came Early EP at eMusic Add to Collection
11:40am The Prids Mangled Hearts Does It Look Like I'm in Love? (This-a-way)
Buy The Prids Does It Look Like I'm in Love? at Reckless Records Buy The Prids at iTunes Buy The Prids Does It Look Like I'm in Love? at eMusic Add to Collection
Billy Bragg - Workers Playtime album artwork 11:36am Billy Bragg Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards Workers Playtime (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1988 Buy Billy Bragg Workers Playtime at Reckless Records Buy Billy Bragg at iTunes Buy Billy Bragg Workers Playtime at eMusic Add to Collection
Method Man & Redman - Blackout album artwork 11:31am Method Man & Redman Run 4 Cover (featuring Streetlife & Ghostface Killah) Blackout (Def Jam)
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11:29am Tarantüla Local Reactors Leaking Radiation Weird Tales of Radiation and Hate (Deranged)
Track Notes: Second EP. Buy Tarantüla Weird Tales of Radiation and Hate at Reckless Records Buy Tarantüla at iTunes Buy Tarantüla Weird Tales of Radiation and Hate at eMusic Add to Collection
Shame - Songs of Praise album artwork 11:25am Shame Dust on Trial Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans)
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The Dirtbombs - Party Store album artwork 11:19am The Dirtbombs Cosmic Cars Party Store (In the Red)
Track Notes: Originally by Cybotron. Buy The Dirtbombs Party Store at Reckless Records Buy The Dirtbombs at iTunes Buy The Dirtbombs Party Store at eMusic Add to Collection
The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics album artwork 11:17am The Sonics Dirty Robber Here Are the Sonics (Norton)
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11:14am Oneida All in Due Time Romance (Joyful Noise)
Track Notes: Out March 9. Buy Oneida Romance at Reckless Records Buy Oneida at iTunes Buy Oneida Romance at eMusic Add to Collection
tUnE-yArDs - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life album artwork 11:10am tUnE-yArDs Heart Attack I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (4AD)
Track Notes: Out Friday January 19. 4th LP. Buy tUnE-yArDs I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life at Reckless Records Buy tUnE-yArDs at iTunes Buy tUnE-yArDs I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life at eMusic Add to Collection
Booji Boys - Weekend Rocker album artwork 11:06am Booji Boys Highest Guy (in the HRM) Weekend Rocker (Drunken Sailor)
Track Notes: Second LP from Halifax, NS band. Buy Booji Boys Weekend Rocker at Reckless Records Buy Booji Boys at iTunes Buy Booji Boys Weekend Rocker at eMusic Add to Collection
The Chi-Lites - (For God 11:03am The Chi-Lites Local (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People (Brunswick)
Buy The Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People at Reckless Records Buy The Chi-Lites at iTunes Buy The Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People at eMusic Add to Collection
Black Sabbath - Never Say Die album artwork 11:00am Black Sabbath Never Say Die Never Say Die (Warner Bros.)
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1/13 - 10am hour
Profligate - Somewhere Else album artwork 10:56am Profligate Black Plate Somewhere Else (Wharf Cat)
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Orange Juice - The Heather 10:51am Orange Juice Breakfast Time, Breakfast Time The Heather's on Fire (Postcard)
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The Bobby Fuller Four - Never to Be Forgotten album artwork 10:48am The Bobby Fuller Four Never to Be Forgotten Never to Be Forgotten (Del-Fi)
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10:45am Gingerlys Purple Sunshine Gingerlys (Topshelf/Babe City)
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Denise LaSalle - Trapped By a Thing Called Love album artwork 10:42am Denise LaSalle Now Run and Tell That Trapped By a Thing Called Love (Westbound)
Track Notes: RIP. Buy Denise LaSalle Trapped By a Thing Called Love at Reckless Records Buy Denise LaSalle at iTunes Buy Denise LaSalle Trapped By a Thing Called Love at eMusic Add to Collection
Cindy Wilson - Change album artwork 10:35am Cindy Wilson Brother Change (Kill Rock Stars)
Track Notes: First full solo album from this B-52. Buy Cindy Wilson Change at Reckless Records Buy Cindy Wilson at iTunes Buy Cindy Wilson Change at eMusic Add to Collection
Chicago - Chicago album artwork 10:32am Chicago Local Where Do We Go From Here Chicago (Columbia)
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10:29am Sunshine Boys Local Caroline Yes Blue Music (self-released)
Track Notes: Dag Juhlin, Jacqueline Schimmel, Freda Love Smith. Buy Sunshine Boys Blue Music at Reckless Records Buy Sunshine Boys at iTunes Buy Sunshine Boys Blue Music at eMusic Add to Collection
The Isley Brothers - Brother, Brother, Brother album artwork 10:24am The Isley Brothers Work to Do Brother, Brother, Brother (T-Neck)
Track Notes: 1972. #11 R & B, #51 pop. Buy The Isley Brothers Brother, Brother, Brother at Reckless Records Buy The Isley Brothers at iTunes Buy The Isley Brothers Brother, Brother, Brother at eMusic Add to Collection
10:20am Alex Lipiniski Going Nowhere Fast Alex (A Recordings)
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The Hotrats - Turn Ons album artwork 10:18am The Hotrats Damaged Goods Turn Ons (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: Request from a listener in Cincinnati. Buy The Hotrats Turn Ons at Reckless Records Buy The Hotrats at iTunes Buy The Hotrats Turn Ons at eMusic Add to Collection
The Go! Team - Semicircle album artwork 10:14am The Go! Team All the Way Live Semicircle (Memphis Industries)
Track Notes: Out Fri. Jan. 19. Buy The Go! Team Semicircle at Reckless Records Buy The Go! Team at iTunes Buy The Go! Team Semicircle at eMusic Add to Collection
10:09am 100 YEARS OF SOLID 'TUDE Local TRIP ADVISOR 100 YEARS OF SOLID 'TUDE (self-release)
Track Notes: Members of Hood Internet and Verma. Buy 100 YEARS OF SOLID 'TUDE 100 YEARS OF SOLID 'TUDE at Reckless Records Buy 100 YEARS OF SOLID 'TUDE at iTunes Buy 100 YEARS OF SOLID 'TUDE 100 YEARS OF SOLID 'TUDE at eMusic Add to Collection
Big Boi - Boomiverse album artwork 10:04am Big Boi All Night (featuring LunchMoney Lewis) Boomiverse (Epic)
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1/13 - 9am hour
Pet Shop Boys - Format album artwork 9:59am Pet Shop Boys We're the Pet Shop Boys Format (Parlophone)
Track Notes: Cover of song by My Robot Friend Buy Pet Shop Boys Format at Reckless Records Buy Pet Shop Boys at iTunes Buy Pet Shop Boys Format at eMusic Add to Collection
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