WBEZ | Pedro the Lion http://www.wbez.org/tags/pedro-lion Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en David Bazan performs "Please, Baby, Please" on a pirate ship http://www.wbez.org/story/music/performances/david-bazan-performs-please-baby-please-pirate-ship <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//bazan_pirate.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For a moment, we here in Chicago are setting aside our pending athletic contest with Seattle this Sunday. That's right: &nbsp;no urban football, NFL playoff rivalries here. For&nbsp;the next four minutes Chicago can get down with Seattle. &nbsp;Why? &nbsp;It's David Bazan's Pirate Radio session!</p><p>In a town rich with songwriters, David Bazan may be Seattle's best. &nbsp;After fronting the band Pedro the Lion for a decade, Bazan went through a series of personal changes that deeply affected his music. One was his struggle with alcohol abuse; the other was converting to agnosticism.</p><p>Theology was always a core focus of Pedro the Lion, but <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-passion-of-david-bazan/Content?oid=1169181">in Bazan's solo work the relationship with God seems to have soured</a>. One of the songs he performed for his Pirate Radio session was &quot;Please, Baby, Please,&quot; a moving tale of alcoholic desperation.</p><p>Enjoy the sweet harmonies with band-mates Blake Wescott and Andy Fitts.</p> <p><iframe width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18505206?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;color=c40215"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wbez/id364380278">This performance is part of our Live Music Thursday podcast</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.tallshipadventuresofchicago.com/"><img width="183" height="100" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-27260" title="tallshipadventureslogo" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/08/tallshipadventureslogo.jpg" /></a></p></p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/music/performances/david-bazan-performs-please-baby-please-pirate-ship