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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

1/4 - 9am hour
9:17am Christine Perfect No Road is the Right Road am i dreaming? (RPM)
Track Notes: 1969 - the future Christine McVie. Buy Christine Perfect am i dreaming? at Reckless Records Buy Christine Perfect at iTunes Buy Christine Perfect am i dreaming? at eMusic Add to Collection
9:14am Peter Perrett Heavenly Day Humanworld (Domino)
Track Notes: My #18 LP of 2019 Buy Peter Perrett Humanworld at Reckless Records Buy Peter Perrett at iTunes Buy Peter Perrett Humanworld at eMusic Add to Collection
9:07am Gary Davenport Akhaldan Scattered Thoughts (Numero Group)
Buy Gary Davenport Scattered Thoughts at Reckless Records Buy Gary Davenport at iTunes Buy Gary Davenport Scattered Thoughts at eMusic Add to Collection
9:03am Rose Elinor Dougall Take What You Can Get A New Illusion (Vermilion)
Track Notes: My #19 LP of 2019 Buy Rose Elinor Dougall A New Illusion at Reckless Records Buy Rose Elinor Dougall at iTunes Buy Rose Elinor Dougall A New Illusion at eMusic Add to Collection
9:00am Joan Shelley Coming Down for You Like the River Loves the Sea (No Quarter)
Track Notes: My #20 LP of 2019 Buy Joan Shelley Like the River Loves the Sea at Reckless Records Buy Joan Shelley at iTunes Buy Joan Shelley Like the River Loves the Sea at eMusic Add to Collection
12/28 - 11am hour
11:54am Le Butcherettes spider/WAVES (feat. Jello Biafra) Bi/Mental (Rise)
Track Notes: My #21 LP of 2019. Buy Le Butcherettes Bi/Mental at Reckless Records Buy Le Butcherettes at iTunes Buy Le Butcherettes Bi/Mental at eMusic Add to Collection
11:48am International Teachers of Pop The Ballad of Remedy Nelson International Teachers of Pop (Desolate Spools)
Track Notes: My #22 LP of 2019 Buy International Teachers of Pop International Teachers of Pop at Reckless Records Buy International Teachers of Pop at iTunes Buy International Teachers of Pop International Teachers of Pop at eMusic Add to Collection
The Lemons - At Home album artwork 11:46am The Lemons Local Till The Sun At Home (We Are Busy Bodies)
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11:45am Blues Lawyer Something Different Something Different (Mt. St. Mtn.)
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Seratones - Power album artwork 11:41am Seratones Power Power (New West)
Track Notes: My #23 LP of 2019. Buy Seratones Power at Reckless Records Buy Seratones at iTunes Buy Seratones Power at eMusic Add to Collection
11:37am Live Skull Nova Police Saturday Night Massacre (Bronson)
Buy Live Skull Saturday Night Massacre at Reckless Records Buy Live Skull at iTunes Buy Live Skull Saturday Night Massacre at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35am Jasmine Kara Try My Love Blues Ain't Nothing But a Good Woman Gone Bad (Acid Jazz)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy Jasmine Kara Blues Ain't Nothing But a Good Woman Gone Bad at Reckless Records Buy Jasmine Kara at iTunes Buy Jasmine Kara Blues Ain't Nothing But a Good Woman Gone Bad at eMusic Add to Collection
11:31am Chris von Sneidern Hey Ron Emerge (Mastromonia)
Track Notes: My #24 LP of 2019. Buy Chris von Sneidern Emerge at Reckless Records Buy Chris von Sneidern at iTunes Buy Chris von Sneidern Emerge at eMusic Add to Collection
11:25am Junius Paul Local Asé Ism (International Anthem)
Buy Junius Paul Ism at Reckless Records Buy Junius Paul at iTunes Buy Junius Paul Ism at eMusic Add to Collection
11:22am Dolly Varden Local Forgiven Now Forgiven Now (Undertow)
Track Notes: Playing Space with Frisbie on January 11. Buy Dolly Varden Forgiven Now at Reckless Records Buy Dolly Varden at iTunes Buy Dolly Varden Forgiven Now at eMusic Add to Collection
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! album artwork 11:19am Devo Jocko Homo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Warner Bros.)
Buy Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! at Reckless Records Buy Devo at iTunes Buy Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! at eMusic Add to Collection
11:15am Mounties Burning Money Heavy Meta (Light Organ)
Track Notes: My #25 LP of 2019. Buy Mounties Heavy Meta at Reckless Records Buy Mounties at iTunes Buy Mounties Heavy Meta at eMusic Add to Collection
11:07am BassKase Local January Dub Once Upon a Time in the Midwest (SoundPoint)
Buy BassKase Once Upon a Time in the Midwest at Reckless Records Buy BassKase at iTunes Buy BassKase Once Upon a Time in the Midwest at eMusic Add to Collection
11:04am Jay Som Nighttime Drive Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: My #26 LP of 2019. Buy Jay Som Anak Ko at Reckless Records Buy Jay Som at iTunes Buy Jay Som Anak Ko at eMusic Add to Collection
Yola - Walk Through Fire album artwork 11:01am Yola Rock Me Gently Walk Through Fire (Easy Eye Sound)
Track Notes: My #27 LP of 2019. Playing Thalia Hall on Tuesday Jan. 14. Buy Yola Walk Through Fire at Reckless Records Buy Yola at iTunes Buy Yola Walk Through Fire at eMusic Add to Collection
12/28 - 10am hour
J. Robbins - Un-Becoming album artwork 10:57am J. Robbins Un-Becoming Un-Becoming (Dischord)
Track Notes: My #28 LP of 2019. Buy J. Robbins Un-Becoming at Reckless Records Buy J. Robbins at iTunes Buy J. Robbins Un-Becoming at eMusic Add to Collection
The Dream Syndicate - These Times album artwork 10:51am The Dream Syndicate Treading Water Underneath the Stars These Times (ANTI-)
Track Notes: My #29 LP of 2019 Buy The Dream Syndicate These Times at Reckless Records Buy The Dream Syndicate at iTunes Buy The Dream Syndicate These Times at eMusic Add to Collection
10:47am TOKiMONSTA Love that Never single (Young Art Sound)
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10:44am Italia 90 Road to Hell Italia 90 III (self-released)
Buy Italia 90 Italia 90 III at Reckless Records Buy Italia 90 at iTunes Buy Italia 90 Italia 90 III at eMusic Add to Collection
10:42am Pernice Brothers Lullaby Spread the Feeling (Ashmont)
Track Notes: My #30 LP of 2019 Buy Pernice Brothers Spread the Feeling at Reckless Records Buy Pernice Brothers at iTunes Buy Pernice Brothers Spread the Feeling at eMusic Add to Collection
10:37am Galcher Lustwerk Cig Angel Information (Ghostly International)
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10:35am Jim Croce Photgraphs and Memories You Don't Mess Around with Jim (ABC)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Jim Croce You Don't Mess Around with Jim at Reckless Records Buy Jim Croce at iTunes Buy Jim Croce You Don't Mess Around with Jim at eMusic Add to Collection
Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs album artwork 10:31am Jessica Pratt Fare Thee Well Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer)
Track Notes: My #31 LP of 2019. Buy Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs at Reckless Records Buy Jessica Pratt at iTunes Buy Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs at eMusic Add to Collection
10:25am The Springfields Local Reachin' for the Stars Singles 1986-1991 (Slumberland)
Track Notes: Ric Menck and Paul Chastain of Velvet Crush Buy The Springfields Singles 1986-1991 at Reckless Records Buy The Springfields at iTunes Buy The Springfields Singles 1986-1991 at eMusic Add to Collection
10:22am Caroline Spence Who's Gonna Make My Mistakes Mint Condition (Rounder)
Track Notes: Request from Matthew in Little Village Buy Caroline Spence Mint Condition at Reckless Records Buy Caroline Spence at iTunes Buy Caroline Spence Mint Condition at eMusic Add to Collection
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