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Pilgrimage to Please

Pilgrimage to Please October 27, 2006

everyone is, everything is broken

"Pilgrimage," R.E.M.
"Pillar to Post," Aztec Camera
"Pineapple Head," Crowded House
"Pink Cashmere," Prince
"Pink Houses," John Cougar Mellencamp
"Pink Moon," Nick Drake
"Planet Telex," Radiohead
"Please Don't Go," Violent Femmes
"Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want," The Smiths
"Please Send Me Someone to Love," Fiona Apple

Re: "Please Don't Go," Brian Ritchie rules.

Listen to "Pink Houses" and then listen to Mellencamp's revisiting of the same theme in that song of his they're now using to sell beer or pickup trucks or whatever it is the ad is for. The contrast is like a clinic in the importance of details.

And, yeah, that link for "Pink Moon" is to the Volkswagen commercial. Remember when that ad came out and people recoiled in horror from the sacrilege? But then some others argued that at least the ad would help to introduce Nick Drake to a new audience. Well, I was part of that new audience, so I'm gratefully fond of that ad.


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27 responses to “Pilgrimage to Please”

  1. Pink & Blue – Andre 3000
    Pink Glove – Pulp
    Pitseleh – Elliott Smith
    Planet of the Shapes – Orbital
    Planet Telex – Radiohead
    PLastic Man, You’re the Devil – Pink Mountaintops (no, I don’t know either)
    Play Dead – Bjork
    Play It Cool – Super Furry Animals
    Playground For A Wedgeless Firm – Chemical Brothers
    Playground Love – Air
    Please Forgive Me – David Gray
    Hmm, I used to have the REM, Violent Femmes, and Smiths songs – must have been on tape. Time to get the credit card out…

  2. Speaking of songs that are incongruous to the commercials they appear in: Richard Buckner’s _Ariel Ramirez_ as a Volkswagon ad – or at least that Volkswagon ad. It might have been apt if they were coming out with a line of technicolor VW buses.
    But, that song is now on my favorites playlist, and I’d never heard of him before.

  3. “Pilgrimage,” Nine Inch Nails
    “Pillars,” Sunny Day Real Estate
    “Pills & Smoke,” Swingin’ Utters
    “Pinball Wizard,” Original Broadway Cast of The Who’s Tommy
    “Pinball Wizard,” The Who
    “Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op,” Mark Mothersbaugh [from The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou soundtrack]
    “Pinhead,” The Ramones
    “Pinion,” Nine Inch Nails
    “Pink Triangle,” Weezer
    “Piss On The Wall,” J. Geils Band
    “Pixeleen,” Steely Dan
    “Plainsong,” The Cure
    “Planet Earth,” Duran Duran
    “Planet Of The Apes Medley,” The Simpsons
    “Play Dead,” Bjork
    “Play It All Night Long,” Warren Zevon
    “Play The Game,” Queen
    “Play The Game Tonight,” Kansas
    “Play With Fire,” The Rolling Stones
    “Played Out,” The Urge
    “Playground Love,” Air
    “Please,” Nine Inch Nails
    “Please,” Yipes!
    “Please Baby,” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    “Please Don’t Bend” Desmond Dekker
    “Please Lock The Door,” Pat McCurdy And The Confidentials
    “Please Pass The Milk,” They Might Be Giants
    “Please Stand Up,” British Sea Power
    “Please Stay,” Warren Zevon
    The top recommendation is Warren Zevon’s grim-eyed ode to the South, “Play It All Night Long,” followed closely by British Sea Power’s anything-but-grim “Please Stand Up.”
    Like Ray, I apparently need to update my Violent Femmes collection to digital.

  4. The unsigned one previously is from me — how did “Remember personal info?” get deselected?

  5. Pills – the New York Dolls
    Planet Earth 1988 – the Ramones
    Platypus (I Hate You) – Green Day
    Please Don’t Touch – Headgirl (Motörhead & Girlschool)
    Please, Mrs. Henry – Bob Dylan

  6. “Pissing in the Wind,” Badly Drawn Boy
    “Plan B,” Badly Drawn Boy
    “Please Don’t Tease,” The Donnas

  7. Wow, that’s a lot.
    The Chieftains, “Pilgrimage to Santiago” (five parts)
    Elvis Costello, “Pills and Soap”
    Depeche Mode, “Pimpf”
    Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, “Pine Box”
    The Legendary Shack Shakers, “Pinetree Boogie”
    Pulp, “Pink Glove”
    Stan Ridgway, “Pink Parakeet”
    XTC, “Pink Thing”
    Siúcra, “Piper’s Despair/The Earl’s Chair/Richard Dwyer’s”
    Gordon Bok, “Piper’s Refrain”
    Nina Simone, “Pirate Jenny”
    Jeremy & Julian Soule, “Pirate Theme”
    The Legendary Shack Shakers, “Piss and Vinegar”
    Sage Francis, “Pitchers of Silence”
    Milkcan, “PJ Berri Jam”
    The Cure, “Plainsong”
    Joan Baez, “Plaisir d’Amour”
    Dexys Midnight Runners, “Plan B”
    Duran Duran, “Planet Earth”
    Johnny Dowd, “Planet Happiness”
    Teenage Fanclub, “Planets”
    The Chieftains, “Planxty George Brabazon”
    The Pogues, “Planxty Noel Hill”
    Buck 65, “Plastic Bag”
    Suikoden II, “Plastic Castle in the Air”
    Jefferson Airplane, “Plastic Fantastic Lover”
    Aesop Rock, “Plastic Soldiers”
    Jethro Tull, “Play in Time”
    Nullsleep, “Playful Panda”
    The Revels, “Pleasant and Delightful”
    The Monkees, “Pleasant Valley Sunday”
    Tom Waits, “Please Call Me Baby”
    Royal Sefton, “Please Enjoy Your Stay”
    The Smiths, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”
    The Revels, “Please to See the King”
    Tom Waits, “Please Wake Me Up”

  8. “Pinball Number Count (DJ Food Edit)” – Sesame Street
    “Ping” – Tosca
    “Pins & Needles” – Tipper
    “Pittsfield” – Sufjan Stevens
    “Planet 54” – Harmonic 33
    “Planet of Visions” – Kraftwerk
    “Platinum Spider” – Fila Brazillia

  9. “Pilots Of Purple Twilight”, Tangerine Dream
    “Piney Brown Blues”, Big Joe Turner
    “Pink Elephants On Parade”, The Disney Chorus
    “Píobaireachd”, Máire Breatnach
    “Pipeline”, The Chantays
    “Pipeline”, Dick Dale (With Stevie Ray Vaughn)
    “Pique 7”, Wolgemut
    “Plaisir De La Table/Eibhli Gheal Chuiun”, Orealis
    “Planet Of The Apes”, Jerry Goldsmith
    “Planxty Burting (Live)”, The Chieftains
    “Planxty Loftus Jones”, Mick Moloney
    “Platterspil”, Wolgemut
    “Playboy of the Western World”, Derek Bell
    “Playground”, Henry Adam Curtis
    “Please Please Me”, The Beatles
    Lots of Celtic music in this bunch. I can’t believe I’m the first one to post the Beatles, though.

  10. “Pillars of Salt” – Murder by Death
    “Pimp” – Shivaree
    “Pimpin’ All Over the World” – Ludacris
    “Pin (Remix)” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    “Pink Moon” – Damien Jurado (yep, it’s a cover)
    “Pinned Together, Falling Apart (Live)” – the Dears
    “Pioneer Skies” – Chemical Brothers
    “Pioneers” – Tunng (also a cover)
    “Pissing” – Low
    “Pitbull” – Jega
    That was a particularly bizarre selection.

  11. Re: “Please Don’t Go,” Brian Ritchie rules.
    True enough, though if you ever saw them in concernt, Victor DiLorenzo, rock’s most peripitetic percussionist, made the show.

  12. Re: “Please Don’t Go,” Brian Ritchie rules.
    True enough, though if you ever saw them in concernt, Victor DiLorenzo, rock’s most peripitetic percussionist, made the show.

  13. Pillar Of Davidson – Live
    Pineapple And The Monkey – The Faces
    Pinegrove Blues – Sonny Landreth
    Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie – Clifton Chenier
    Pink Napkins – Frank Zappa
    Pink Turns to Blue – Hüsker Dü
    Pinocchio’s Furniture – Frank Zappa
    Pipeline – Agent Orange
    Piss Aaron – Todd Rundgren
    Pittsburgh to Lebanon – Butthole Surfers
    Plague – Courtney Love
    Plan Your Revolution – John Mayall
    Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath
    Planet of Sound – Pixies
    Planet Queen – T. Rex
    Planets of the Universe – Fleetwood Mac
    Plastic Factory – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
    Plastic Fantastic Lover – Jefferson Airplane
    Plastic People – Frank Zappa
    Plastic Rose – Dave Alvin
    Platinum High – Jucifer
    Play for Today – The Cure
    Play Guitar – John Mellencamp
    Play In Time – Jethro Tull
    Play It All Night Long – David Lindley & Hani Naser
    Play On Little Girl – T-Bone Walker
    Play With Me – Jeff Beck
    Playboy – Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam
    Playboy’s Theme – Henry Mancini
    Playing With Pink Noise – Kaki King
    Playing Your Song – Hole
    Please Be Kind – Django Reinhardt
    Please Don’t Be Gentle With Me – The Minutemen
    Please Don’t Turn Me Away – Roy Buchanan
    Please Go Home – The Rolling Stones
    Please, Please Baby – Dwight Yoakam
    Please Release Me – Roger Miller
    Please Send Me Someone To Love – Freddie King
    Please, Don’t Puke In My Car – The Ruiners

  14. Pilgrim, Sarah Slean
    Pinball Wizard, The Who
    Playground, 54-40
    Plea From a Cat Named Virtue, The Weakerthans

  15. Please Mister Postman Beatles
    Please Please Me Beatles
    Plunky’s Lament Bela Fleck
    Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
    Putting on the Ritz Ella Fitzgerald
    Putting on the Ritz Fred Astaire
    Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want Josh Rouse
    Punjabi Folk Song Ravi Shankar
    Paint me on velvet Austin Lounge Lizards
    Pizza on the ground Austin Lounge Lizards
    Please Let Me Be Your Third Wo The Bobs
    Papa Was a Rolling Stone Temptations
    Proud Mary Traveling Wilburys
    Panic Pure Vic Chesnutt/Kristin Hersh
    Part Time Lover Stevie Wonder
    Pride & Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Peg Steely Dan
    Piano Improv (Live) Prince
    PiratesWhoDontDoAnything VeggieTales
    Prince Caspian Phish
    Put Me Out of My Misery Melissa Etheridge
    Piece of my Heart Melissa Etheridge
    Paradise by the Dashboard Ligh Meatloaf
    Peel Me a Grape Lyle Lovett/Blossom Dearie
    Paper and Fire John Cougar Mellencamp
    Pick Yourself Up Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers
    People Get Ready Eva Cassidy
    Presence Of The Lord Eric Clapton & Blind Faith
    Playground in my Mind Clint Holmes
    Peace Train Cat Stevens
    Promised Land Bruce Springsteen
    Prelude/Angry Young Man Billy Joel
    Pressure Billy Joel
    Piano Man Billy Joel
    Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer Bessie Smith

  16. “Pilgrim”, Steve Earle
    “Pinch Me” Barenaked Ladies
    “Pink Emerson Radio” Kathleen Edwards
    “Pixie” Ani DiFranco
    “Plastic Jesus” Dead Kennedys
    “Please” Ray Lamontagne
    “Please Don’t Bury Me” John Prine

  17. While I am gratified to see XTC and Azec Camera, I’m a little taken aback that neither Van der Graaf Generator’s Pilgrims or Mr. Bungle’s Pink Cigarette aren’t mentioned at all. Both essential tracks for the even slightly more adventurous palate.
    High Llamas – Pilgrims
    Van Der Graaf Generator – Pilgrims
    Chris Cornell – Pillow of Your Bones
    Goldfrapp – Pilots
    Sparks – Pineapple
    Momus – Ping Pong With Hong Kong King Kong (A Sing Song)
    Robert Plant – Pink and Black
    Mr. Bungle – Pink Cigarette
    Muse – Pink Ego Box
    Mew – Pink Monster
    No-man – Pink Moon
    Stan Ridgway – Pink Parakeet
    Marc Almond – Pink Shack Blues
    Tipper – Pins 2 Needles
    Van Der Graaf Generator – Pioneers Over ‘C’
    Ain Soph – Pipe Dream
    Amon Tobin – Piranha Breaks
    Stephen Sondheim – Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir
    Del tha Funkee Homosapien – Pissin’ on your Steps
    Badly Drawn Boy – Pissing in the Wind
    Lovage – Pit Stop (Take Me Home)
    Eno/Moebius/Roedelius/Plank – Pitch Control
    MC Pitman – Pitman Sez
    Elliot Smith – Pitseleh
    The Jam – Pity Poor Alfie/Fever
    Devin Townsend Band – Pixillate
    Nick Drake – Place To Be
    Pain of Salvation – Plains of Dawn
    The All Seeing I – Plastic Diamond
    Scott Walker – Plastic Palace People

  18. Either remove the “neither” or substitute an “are” for the “aren’t”.
    My kingdom for an edit button.

  19. Phillipa Chicken – Radiohead
    Pillowcase – Dntel
    Pinch – Can
    Pink Lemonade – Kittie
    Pink Maggit – Deftones
    Pinocchiobot – The Mathletes
    Pir – Autechre
    Playgirl – Ladytron

  20. Pilgrimage – R.E.M.
    Pineapple Head – Crowded House
    Pink Frost – the Chills
    Pitseleh- Elliott Smith
    Place in France mix 3 – Gavin Guss
    Placebo – the Posies
    Places That Are Gone – Tommy Keene
    Plains Of Nazca (Single Version)- Sun Dial
    Plainsong- the Cure
    Planet, Schmanet, Janet- Tsunami Bomb
    Play For Today – the Cure
    Play That Fast Thing (One More Time) – Rockpile
    Play the Game – Queen
    Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Monkees
    Please Come Home for Christmas- -James Brown
    Please Do Not Go – Violent Femmes
    Please Don’t Go – The Innocents
    Please Don’t Tell My Baby – Mickey & The Milkshakes
    Please Let Me Get What I Want – Halo Benders
    Please Return It – The Posies (4 different versions)

  21. Sorry I’m late to the party…only ones I have that not listed so far (I think):
    Piano Smacher – Blue Man Group
    Pick’n and Yodel – Havalina Rail Company
    Pied Piper – Petra (I used to think this song was the coolest…a long time ago)
    Pilgrims – Rick Elias
    Ping Pong Over The Abyss – The Seventy Sevens
    Pink Bullets – The Shins
    Plan B – Dexys Midnight Runners
    Plaisir D’Amour – Emmylou Harris
    Place In This World – Michael W. Smith (Why is this on my computer? I have no excuse. I hate this song. But freedom of information laws require me to disclose it here.)
    Play God – Chagall Guevara
    Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
    Please Don’t Hurt Me – The Holmes Brothers
    Plot 180 – Passengers (U2)
    Plow King – From The Simpsons

  22. My election day playlist…….
    Name Artist
    Impossible Dream, The (The Quest) Brian Stokes Mitchell
    Death or Glory The Clash
    The World Turned Upside Down Billy Bragg
    The End of the World The Cure
    Ain’t Got So Far to Go David Byrne
    16 Military Wives The Decemberists
    The Long Way Around Dixie Chicks
    A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free Elliott Smith
    This Will Be Our Year OK Go
    Truckin’ The Grateful Dead
    Dead Quote Olympics The Hives
    Hallelujah John Cale
    I’ve Been Everywhere Johnny Cash
    Pink Houses John Mellencamp
    Thin Blue Flame Josh Ritter
    Do Something Macy Gray
    Move On Mike Doughty
    Anvil of Crom Orchestra & Chorus Of Santa Cecilia; Radio Symphony Of Rome
    Cinnamon Girl Prince
    Dear Mr. Man Prince
    Revolution Rock The Clash
    We Are the Champions Queen
    Cinderella Man Rush
    Unmei Brian Owens
    the rain small
    Steady On Storyhill
    Women And Men They Might Be Giants
    Pictures At An Exhibition La Grande Porte de Kiev (The Great Gate Of Kiev) Atlanta Symphony Orch.
    One U2
    Love and Peace or Else U2
    If God Will Send His Angels U2
    Allemande Yo-Yo Ma
    Pink Moon Nick Drake
    Planet Telex Radiohead
    Girl In the War Josh Ritter
    How High the Moon Ella Fitzgerald
    Peer Gynt Suite #1 In the Hall of the Mountain King Royal Promenade Orchestra
    Closer to the Heart Rush