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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

8/31 - 10am hour
10:04am Spoon Rhthm & Soul Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
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Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One of Us album artwork 10:01am Gladys Knight & The Pips Daddy Could Swear, I Declare Neither One of Us (Soul)
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8/31 - 9am hour
9:55am Gary Numan M.E. The Pleasure Principle (Beggars Banquet)
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Jay Som - Anak Ko album artwork 9:50am Jay Som Nighttime Drive Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: Oct. 18 Lincoln Hall Buy Jay Som Anak Ko at Reckless Records Buy Jay Som at iTunes Buy Jay Som Anak Ko at eMusic Add to Collection
World Party - Goodbye Jumbo album artwork 9:43am World Party God on My Side Goodbye Jumbo (Chrysalis)
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9:42am Ami Dang Love-liesse Parted Plains (Leaving)
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Shannon Lay - August album artwork 9:40am Shannon Lay November August (Sub Pop)
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9:35am The Honeybus Delighted to See You She Flies Like a Bird (Sanctuary)
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9:32am Johnnie Taylor You're the Best Girl in the World Eargasm (Columbia)
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9:30am Marika Hackman any human friend Any Human Friend (Sub Pop)
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His Name Is Alive - All the Mirrors in the House (Home Recordings 1979 - 1986) album artwork 9:25am His Name Is Alive Something About Hope All the Mirrors in the House (Home Recordings 1979 - 1986) (Disciples)
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9:21am The Mekons Local I Am Crazy The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll (A & M/Twin/Tone)
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9:18am Erykah Badu 20 Feet Tall New Amerikah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (Universal Motown)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Erykah Badu New Amerikah Part Two: Return of the Ankh at Reckless Records Buy Erykah Badu at iTunes Buy Erykah Badu New Amerikah Part Two: Return of the Ankh at eMusic Add to Collection
9:15am Whitney Local My Life Alone Forever Turned Around (Secretly Canadian)
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9:07am Dream Shanti Music in our Dreams Music in Our Dreams (Ear Up)
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9:05am Buddy Holly Well... All Right The Buddy Holly Collection (MCA)
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9:01am Snail Mail Speaking Terms Lush (Matador)
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8/24 - 11am hour
11:55am Versus Mummified Ex Voto (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
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11:49am The Pressure Boys Policeman (In My Neighbor's Yard) Rangledoon (A Root Da Doot Doo)
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11:45am Nozinja Nwanga Nozinja Lodge (Warp)
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Ty Segall - First Taste album artwork 11:43am Ty Segall The Arms First Taste (Drag City)
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11:43am that dog. If You Just Didn't Do It Old LP (Universal)
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11:42am Ty Segall The Arms First Taste (Drag City)
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11:34am The Redcaps Talkin' Bout You The R & B Scene (Deram)
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Johnny Thunders - So Alone album artwork 11:31am Johnny Thunders Daddy Rollin' Stone So Alone (Sire)
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11:28am The Hold Steady Traditional Village Thrashing thru the Passion (Frenchkiss)
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11:22am The Diamond Street Players How Many Times, How Many Lies (featuring Adryon de León) The Diamond Street Players (Gemco)
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11:18am The Effigies Local Scarecrow Reside (Criminal IQ)
Track Notes: 2007 Buy The Effigies Reside at Reckless Records Buy The Effigies at iTunes Buy The Effigies Reside at eMusic Add to Collection
11:16am Max Loebman Local Wild One Wild One (self-released)
Track Notes: Request from Lou. Buy Max Loebman Wild One at Reckless Records Buy Max Loebman at iTunes Buy Max Loebman Wild One at eMusic Add to Collection
11:12am Redd Kross When Do I Get to Sing "My Way" Beyond the Door (Merge)
Track Notes: 7th LP, first in 7 years. Buy Redd Kross Beyond the Door at Reckless Records Buy Redd Kross at iTunes Buy Redd Kross Beyond the Door at eMusic Add to Collection
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