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.

9 comments:

ang said...

I'm right there with you, bkr

verdantone said...

what a coincidence...I quit last Thursday after 20 years or so... and it was surprisingly easy...go to your doctor and ask for the wellbutrin...

Monstress said...

immense post! you can do it, fear not.

4ears said...

Immerse your self in the clouds of smoke that is" Drag", K.D laings brilliant album. All songs on the subject of smoking.

Mr. Natural said...

GOOD ON YA BIG ROCK! Me and the missus quit a year ago today, and sure glad I did! Do whatever it takes and don't you DARE puss out on us!

little sister said...

Forget those guys! I love a good smoke- let`s get decadent baby!

countrygrrl said...

good on ya!!!! just think of all those albums you can buy with the dosh. ...

larry said...

Good luck dude! And if you have a couple of false starts, don't give up hope!

And keep up the good work on the blog! HickoryWind.org's proud to link to you!

Anonymous said...

Spontaneous virtual support group quite unexpected... Quitting too after 18 years. If you're tempted to go back to the dark side, contemplate the lozenges beforr you do. They're quite effective.

Mad support!