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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

8/24 - 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)
Track Notes: 1984 Buy The Pressure Boys Rangledoon at Reckless Records Buy The Pressure Boys at iTunes Buy The Pressure Boys Rangledoon at eMusic Add to Collection
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
11:07am avery r. young Local sit down job (mudda mary) tubman. (FPE)
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11:03am Tegan and Sara Goodbye, Goodbye Heartthrob (Warner Bros)
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11:00am Weezer My Name is Jonas Weezer (DGC)
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8/24 - 10am hour
10:56am Robert Plant Even This Shall Pass Away Band of Joy (Es Paranza/Rounder)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Robert Plant Band of Joy at Reckless Records Buy Robert Plant at iTunes Buy Robert Plant Band of Joy at eMusic Add to Collection
10:50am Young Guv High on My Mind GUV I (Run for Cover)
Track Notes: Ben Cook out of Toronto, plays in f'd up. Buy Young Guv GUV I at Reckless Records Buy Young Guv at iTunes Buy Young Guv GUV I at eMusic Add to Collection
10:47am David Bowie Let Me Sleep Beside You London Boy (Spectrum)
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10:44am Johnny & the Whatnots Local Time To Live and Die in Kankakee (self-released)
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10:41am Parsnip For a Ride When the Tree Bears Fruit (Trouble in Mind)
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10:36am Generationals Save This for Never Reader As Detective (Polyvinyl)
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10:33am David Byrne & Fatboy Slim Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones) Here Lies Love (Nonesuch)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy David Byrne & Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love at Reckless Records Buy David Byrne & Fatboy Slim at iTunes Buy David Byrne & Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love at eMusic Add to Collection
10:29am The Pretty Things Private Sorrow S.F. Sorrow (Snapper)
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10:24am Lunch Lady Snakes Angel (Upset the Rhythm)
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10:21am Liz Phair Local 6'1" Exile in Guyville (Matador)
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Adrian Belew - Twang Bar King album artwork 10:17am Adrian Belew The Ideal Woman Twang Bar King (Island)
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10:12am G & D Smile (feat. Latoiya Williams, Aloe Blacc & Ms. Dezy) Black Love & War (SomeOthaShip Connect/Entertainment One)
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10:07am Khruangbin Il Clan Dei Siciliani Subete Ga KunKimi Ni Hohoemu (Night Time Stories)
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Laura Lee - Two Sides of Laura Lee album artwork 10:04am Laura Lee Rip Off Two Sides of Laura Lee (Hot Wax)
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