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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

9/18 - 9am hour
9:42am Kaina Local Casita single (City Slang)
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9:37am Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Local The Sweet Candyman OST (Waxwork)
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9:34am Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers The Boxer Ramble in Music City (Nonesuch)
Track Notes: This cover dedicated to Joan in Westmont for her donation. Buy Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers Ramble in Music City at Reckless Records Buy Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers at iTunes Buy Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers Ramble in Music City at eMusic Add to Collection
Jose Gonzalez - Local Valley album artwork 9:31am Jose Gonzalez Swing Local Valley (Imperial/Mute)
Track Notes: 4th LP, First since 2015 Buy Jose Gonzalez Local Valley at Reckless Records Buy Jose Gonzalez at iTunes Buy Jose Gonzalez Local Valley at eMusic Add to Collection
Nite Jewel - No Sun album artwork 9:24am Nite Jewel Before I Go No Sun (Gloriette)
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9:21am Marshall Crenshaw Rockin' Around in NYC The 9-Volt Years (Razor & Tie)
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Nouvelle Vague - Curiosities album artwork 9:18am Nouvelle Vague Girl U Want Curiosities (Kwaidan)
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Kacey Musgraves - Star-Crossed album artwork 9:15am Kacey Musgraves Cherry Blossom Star-Crossed (Interscope/MCA Nashville)
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9:09am Big Thief Certainty single (4AD)
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Desire - Italians Do It Better album artwork 9:05am Desire Angel Italians Do It Better (Italians Do It Better)
Track Notes: This Madonna cover is dedicated to Chris in Downers Grove (Oops - othe way round) Buy Desire Italians Do It Better at Reckless Records Buy Desire at iTunes Buy Desire Italians Do It Better at eMusic Add to Collection
Fruit Bats - Siamese Dream album artwork 9:01am Fruit Bats Local Today Siamese Dream (self-released)
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9/11 - 11am hour
Obe - Lag album artwork 11:51am Obe Local Muro Lag (Chicago Research)
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The Monkees - Missing Links Volume Two album artwork 11:47am The Monkees All the King's Horses Missing Links Volume Two (Rhino)
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The Brothers Johnson - Look Out for #1 album artwork 11:44am The Brothers Johnson Get The Funk Out Ma Face Look Out for #1 (A & M)
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Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA album artwork 11:41am Rina Sawayama XS SAWAYAMA (Dirty Hit)
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Quicksand - Distant Populations album artwork 11:38am Quicksand Katakana Distant Populations (Epitaph)
Track Notes: 4th LP Buy Quicksand Distant Populations at Reckless Records Buy Quicksand at iTunes Buy Quicksand Distant Populations at eMusic Add to Collection
Naked Raygun - Over the Overlords album artwork 11:32am Naked Raygun Local Living in the Good Times Over the Overlords (Wax Trax!)
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Mano Negra - Puta 11:29am Mano Negra Indios De Barcelona Puta's Fever (Virgin)
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Girl K - Girl K Is for the People album artwork 11:27am Girl K Local You Girl K Is for the People (Take This to Heart)
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11:21am Fashion Pimps & the Glamazons Free World Jazz 4 Johnny (Feel It)
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Specials - Specials album artwork 11:19am Specials Gangsters Specials (2 Tone)
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Midnight Oil - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 album artwork 11:14am Midnight Oil Only the Strong 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (Columbia)
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Amyl and the Sniffers - Comfort to Me album artwork 11:11am Amyl and the Sniffers No More Tears Comfort to Me (ATO)
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Turnstile - Glow On album artwork 11:07am Turnstile New Heart Design Glow On (Roadrunner)
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Kelis - Tasty album artwork 11:04am Kelis Keep It Down Part II Tasty (Star Trak/Arista)
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Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight album artwork 11:00am Cheap Trick Local Stiff Competition Heaven Tonight (Epic)
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9/11 - 10am hour
10:57am Greenlights Music Local Just Ask Eye In Team (Self-Released)
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Emma-Jean Thackray - Yellow album artwork 10:53am Emma-Jean Thackray Yellow Yellow (Movementt)
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XTC - Black Sea album artwork 10:50am XTC Love At First Sight Black Sea (Virgin)
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Canasta - We Were Set Up album artwork 10:46am Canasta Local Slow Down Chicago We Were Set Up (Broken Middle C)
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