Sunday, 1 July 2007

"Coughing like you might not make the afternoon"

July 1st 2007 and a new law comes into effect in England which prevents smoking in the workplace. This effectively means that all the country's smokers are banished into the soggy wastelands outside their cosy office blocks, restaurants and pubs. Lovely as this is for us non-smokers, it's a bit of a bugger for all the poor, nicotine-addicted people who are often now treated as pariahs. We sympathise and, therefore, have put together an entry devoted to smoking and this momentous day.

(We did consider using songs such as The Smiths' There Is A Lighter That Never Goes Out and artists like Weezer and Pariah Carey, but that would just be silly! So here are our final choices...)

Salty Pirates - Smoking Indoors mp3

Ballpark - Cigarettes Save the World mp3 (available for 7 days)

The Lucksmiths - Smokers In Love mp3 (available for 7 days)

Kansas City Playboys - Quittin' Time mp3 (available for 7 days)

Skeeter Davis - Gonna Get Along Without You Now mp3 (available for 7 days)

Kirsty MacColl - A New England mp3 (available for 7 days)


rachel said...

Most of the songs on Drag by K.D Lang are about smoking. And it's the only album by her that I like. My old addiction makes me think of old movies.

I was listening to Skeeter Davis's end of the world today and had to turn it off. It's way to heavy for a monday morning.

Have I mentioned how much I like it here?

Spike said...

Why, thank you! We quite like it here as well! Skeeter Davis is oh so good at terribly sad pop songs.

I haven't heard Drag. I think I heard that kd lang had covered Don't Smoke In Bed - is that on it?