Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I Kicked the Habit


I hesitate to make this public at this time, but I am so proud of my success that I must brag a bit. I am now 7 days free from cigarettes!! Each day gets easier - and I quit COLD TURKEY. I really have no real cravings for the nastiness (though, I admit that the "habit" part is the hardest to deal with.)

So in honor of this accomplishment, I would love to offer two songs from one of my favorite CD's. But a bit of background first:

KD Lang decided in 1996 that she wanted to follow-up her success (with Ingenue '92 and All You Can Eat '95) with a concept CD about smoking. This CD became the amazing work of Drag (double entendre' emphasized). Sire, her label at the time was not happy with Ms. Lang's decision to do a CD of covers, especially covers that had the theme of "smoking." Ms. Lang was not to be deterred, and found a home with sister label Warner Brothers which promoted this concept album to the hilt.

Though the CD failed to bring KD back to the pop singles chart, the CD managed to peak on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #29 (her best outing since 1992's Ingenue which peaked at #18). It would be six years before Ms. Lang would find the critical acclaim for a concept album she was expecting with Drag (THE GRAMMY), alas KD Lang won the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2003 for her "A Wonderful World" CD which featured Tony Bennet.

SO on this special day, I give you two tracks that relate to you my mood on smoking now that I have "kicked the habit!"

My Last Cigarette

My Old Addiction

Please support KD Lang by purchasing her CD DRAG at AMAZON or at Itunes Trust me, it will be well worth the money spent!



Jim-the Classical Liberal (Views from the Right) said...

Good for you, John!

BTW, I have posted my first entry on my blog...maybe you can link to it on yours.

Jodi said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I am so proud of you and yes, you should absolutely brag about this. It is quite an accomplishment!

Charissa said...

That's AWESOME... and I am going to tell you two things that you should know about quitting (I'm an ex smoker). 1. You are right that the habit is the hardest thing. I was a driving smoker - always smoked in the car. It took a long time not to want one as soon as I clicked my seat belt. 2. I LOVE second hand smoke (as long as it isn't stale). My dad says the same thing and he hasn't smoked in 30 years. Just don't be surprised.

Congrats, my boyfriend.

the antique said...

Wow John Terrific I am sooooooooooproud and I love you. the antique