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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 here.

Mike Bennett's Playlists

8/6 - 9am hour
Ty Segall - Hello, Hi album artwork 9:51am Ty Segall Cement Hello, Hi (Drag City)
Track Notes: 14th solo LP Buy Ty Segall Hello, Hi at Reckless Records Buy Ty Segall at iTunes Buy Ty Segall Hello, Hi at eMusic Add to Collection
José González - Veneer album artwork 9:47am José González Hints Veneer (Hidden Agenda)
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Henson Cargill - Coming on Strong album artwork 9:44am Henson Cargill She Thinks I'm on that Train Coming on Strong (Monument)
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9:41am Hannah Hu Thirty single (self-released)
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Florist - Florist album artwork 9:36am Florist Feathers Florist (Double Double Whammy)
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Jason Moran - Facing Left album artwork 9:33am Jason Moran Yojimbo Facing Left (Blue Note)
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9:30am Teri Gender Bender Cai Caigo madre would not allow it through (Clouds Hill)
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NoSo - Stay Proud of Me album artwork 9:23am NoSo Everything I've Got Stay Proud of Me (Partisan)
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Van Halen - Women and Children First album artwork 9:20am Van Halen Could This Be Magic? Women and Children First (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Van Halen Women and Children First at Reckless Records Buy Van Halen at iTunes Buy Van Halen Women and Children First at eMusic Add to Collection
india.arie - Voyage to India album artwork 9:17am india.arie The Truth Voyage to India (Motown)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy india.arie Voyage to India at Reckless Records Buy india.arie at iTunes Buy india.arie Voyage to India at eMusic Add to Collection
9:13am John Prine Local 1959 Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson (Easy Eye Sound)
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Civic Center - Settlements album artwork 9:07am Civic Center Local Eyes to the Horizon Settlements (Chicago Research)
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John Denver - Aerie album artwork 9:04am John Denver Friends With You Aerie (RCA)
Track Notes: 1971 Buy John Denver Aerie at Reckless Records Buy John Denver at iTunes Buy John Denver Aerie at eMusic Add to Collection
Bat For Lashes - The Bride album artwork 9:00am Bat For Lashes In God's House The Bride (Parlophone)
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7/30 - 11am hour
11:50am Nick Macri & Mono No Aware Local Amache (for The Chicago Resettlers) Amache (Cuneiform)
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Working Men 11:45am Working Men's Club Ploys Fear Fear (Heavenly/PIAS)
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11:42am Jen Trynin Around It Gun Shy Trigger Happy (Warner Bros.)
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The Shadows of Knight - Gloria album artwork 11:39am The Shadows of Knight Oh Yeah Gloria (Sundazed)
Track Notes: R.I.P. Jim Sohns Buy The Shadows of Knight Gloria at Reckless Records Buy The Shadows of Knight at iTunes Buy The Shadows of Knight Gloria at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35am Green / Blue Gold Paper Thin (Feel It)
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Mikal Cronin - MCII album artwork 11:31am Mikal Cronin Change MCII (Merge)
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Big Joanie - Back Home album artwork 11:29am Big Joanie In My Arms Back Home (Kill Rock Stars)
Track Notes: Out Nov. 4. Buy Big Joanie Back Home at Reckless Records Buy Big Joanie at iTunes Buy Big Joanie Back Home at eMusic Add to Collection
11:23am Soft and Dumb Local work it Soft and Dumb (self-released)
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Wire - Object 47 album artwork 11:20am Wire Perspex Icon Object 47 (Pink Flag)
Track Notes: 2008 Buy Wire Object 47 at Reckless Records Buy Wire at iTunes Buy Wire Object 47 at eMusic Add to Collection
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love album artwork 11:17am Kate Bush Hounds Of Love Hounds Of Love (EMI)
Track Notes: Request from Matthew in Berwyn on Kate's b-day!!! Buy Kate Bush Hounds Of Love at Reckless Records Buy Kate Bush at iTunes Buy Kate Bush Hounds Of Love at eMusic Add to Collection
11:14am The Linda Lindas Tonite single (Epitaph)
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11:10am Lollygagger Local Mighty Methuselah's Salami Total Party Kill (What's for Breakfast)
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Love and Rockets - Express album artwork 11:06am Love and Rockets Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Men) Express (Beggars Banquet)
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Tina Turner - Acid Queen album artwork 11:01am Tina Turner Bootsey Whitelaw Acid Queen (United Artists)
Track Notes: 1975 Buy Tina Turner Acid Queen at Reckless Records Buy Tina Turner at iTunes Buy Tina Turner Acid Queen at eMusic Add to Collection
7/30 - 10am hour
Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever album artwork 10:56am Soccer Mommy Darkness Forever Sometimes, Forever (Loma Vista)
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Lizzo - Special album artwork 10:52am Lizzo Special Special (Nice Life/Atlantic)
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