Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette
As you might guess, today's theme is smoking songs. Why, you ask? Well, today is day one in the adventure we like to call "quitting smoking". Yup, the Mountain's giving up the nicotine. 20 years is a long time to just chuck in the wastebin, so we'll see how I do. By all accounts I'll be crankier than usual (if that's possible)(and you've been warned), and I'll probably gain about 60 pounds or so. No patch or nicorette gum, just a year's supply of straws, suckers, and pure cussedness. Boy howdy, this is gonna be fun.
For your aural enjoyment, then, we'll start with a classic Tex Williams side:
Tex Williams and His Western Caravan: Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) (mp3)
Then we'll get one of my fave rave fellas, Johnny Bond, to swing and pick through his version:
Johnny Bond: Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) (mp3)
Even though she's not what one would call "regular fare" here at the Mountain, I've always been kinda keen on Miss Peggy Lee:
Peggy Lee: Don't Smoke In Bed (mp3)
Nick Drake may not be talking about cigarettes. I dunno:
Nick Drake: Been Smoking Too Long (mp3)
And, finally, from the man who informed us that we, indeed, can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd, another piece of sage advice courtesy of the mighty Roger Miller:
Roger Miller: Dad Blame Anything a Man Can't Quit (mp3)
No smokes = more dough to spend at the local independent rekkid store. Or, that's the idea, anyway.