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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.

You can listen to Mike's most recent shows below.

Mike Bennett's Playlists

2/4 - 11am hour
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris album artwork 11:51am Art Ensemble Of Chicago Local Variations and Sketches from the Bamboo Terrace The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris (Rogue Art)
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Guided by Voices - La La Land album artwork 11:47am Guided by Voices Another Day to Heal La La Land (GBV Inc)
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11:45am Bobby Patterson T.C.B. or T.Y.A. Soul Is My Music! (Sundazed)
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11:41am Black Honey Up Against It A Fistful of Peaches (Foxfive)
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11:38am Seasaw Laugh Along Projecting (self-released)
Track Notes: Out 4/21 Buy Seasaw Projecting at Reckless Records Buy Seasaw at iTunes Buy Seasaw Projecting at eMusic Add to Collection
George Harrison - Cloud Nine album artwork 11:35am George Harrison Fish in the Sand Cloud Nine (Capitol)
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The WAEVE - The WAEVE album artwork 11:29am The WAEVE Sleepwalking The WAEVE (Transgressive)
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Duckwrth - Chrome Bull album artwork 11:23am Duckwrth Power Power (featuring Shaun Ross) Chrome Bull (Supergood/The Blind Youth)
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11:20am Gecko Turner Un Limon En La Cabeza Soniquette: The Sensational Sound of Gecko Turner (Lovemonk)
Track Notes: Request from Victor in West Chicago Buy Gecko Turner Soniquette: The Sensational Sound of Gecko Turner at Reckless Records Buy Gecko Turner at iTunes Buy Gecko Turner Soniquette: The Sensational Sound of Gecko Turner at eMusic Add to Collection
Goldfrapp - Head First album artwork 11:16am Goldfrapp Shiny And Warm Head First (Mute)
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Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy album artwork 11:12am Young Fathers Drum Heavy Heavy (Ninja Tune)
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11:06am LOTEC Local Special Squares! (Self-Released)
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Le Butcherettes - Cry Is for the Flies album artwork 11:04am Le Butcherettes Demon Stuck in Your Eye Cry Is for the Flies (Ipecac)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Le Butcherettes Cry Is for the Flies at Reckless Records Buy Le Butcherettes at iTunes Buy Le Butcherettes Cry Is for the Flies at eMusic Add to Collection
Television - Marquee Moon album artwork 11:00am Television See No Evil Marquee Moon (Elektra)
Track Notes: R.I.P. Tom Verlaine Buy Television Marquee Moon at Reckless Records Buy Television at iTunes Buy Television Marquee Moon at eMusic Add to Collection
2/4 - 10am hour
Ladytron - Time 10:55am Ladytron City of Angels Time's Arrow (Cooking Vinyl)
Track Notes: 7th LP Buy Ladytron Time's Arrow at Reckless Records Buy Ladytron at iTunes Buy Ladytron Time's Arrow at eMusic Add to Collection
Yaeji - With a Hammer album artwork 10:50am Yaeji For Granted With a Hammer (XL)
Track Notes: Out April 7 Buy Yaeji With a Hammer at Reckless Records Buy Yaeji at iTunes Buy Yaeji With a Hammer at eMusic Add to Collection
10:48am Carla Thomas A Boy Named Tom Gee Whiz The Best of Carla Thomas (Rhino)
Track Notes: 1964 Buy Carla Thomas Gee Whiz The Best of Carla Thomas at Reckless Records Buy Carla Thomas at iTunes Buy Carla Thomas Gee Whiz The Best of Carla Thomas at eMusic Add to Collection
10:44am Push Puppets Local There's No One Else Like Lynette Allegory Gray (Waterweight)
Track Notes: Playing at Evanston Space 2/17 with Rachel Drew & Rob Newhouse. Request from Tommy. Buy Push Puppets Allegory Gray at Reckless Records Buy Push Puppets at iTunes Buy Push Puppets Allegory Gray at eMusic Add to Collection
10:41am Yelle Top Fan single (Recreations Center)
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10:35am Dippers Drift Space Looking for a Sphere (Goner)
Track Notes: Brisbane band. Buy Dippers Looking for a Sphere at Reckless Records Buy Dippers at iTunes Buy Dippers Looking for a Sphere at eMusic Add to Collection
Hot 8 Brass Band - Take Cover album artwork 10:32am Hot 8 Brass Band Love Will Tear Us Apart Take Cover (Tru Thoughts)
Track Notes: Request from Matthew in Berwyn Buy Hot 8 Brass Band Take Cover at Reckless Records Buy Hot 8 Brass Band at iTunes Buy Hot 8 Brass Band Take Cover at eMusic Add to Collection
Ava Max - Diamonds & Dancefloors album artwork 10:29am Ava Max Last Night on Earth Diamonds & Dancefloors (Atlantic)
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Fauvely - Alligator Rodeo album artwork 10:24am Fauvely Local Animals Alligator Rodeo (self-released)
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10:21am The Click Beetles Dear Liza Jane Emerald Green (Futureman)
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10:18am Juice Newton Trail of Tears Quite Lies (Capitol)
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Robert Forster - The Candle and The Flame album artwork 10:14am Robert Forster Always The Candle and The Flame (Tapete)
Track Notes: Ex-Go-Betweens Buy Robert Forster The Candle and The Flame at Reckless Records Buy Robert Forster at iTunes Buy Robert Forster The Candle and The Flame at eMusic Add to Collection
Little Simz - NO THANK YOU album artwork 10:07am Little Simz Gorilla NO THANK YOU (Forever Living Originals/AWAL)
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Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee album artwork 10:04am Japanese Breakfast Paprika Jubilee (Dead Oceans)
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Tom Verlaine - Tom Verlaine album artwork 10:00am Tom Verlaine Kingdom Come Tom Verlaine (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1979. R.I.P. Buy Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine at Reckless Records Buy Tom Verlaine at iTunes Buy Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine at eMusic Add to Collection
2/4 - 9am hour
9:57am Sick Day Local Death=Freedom single (self-released)
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