Monday, February 21, 2011

What's Your Addiction?

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Addiction specialists SIRPAUL, Anthony Callea & Ace Young.

I have been feeling just all kinds of funny lately, and it is affecting me in ways I didn't imagine. You see, after just over 32 years of smoking, I have stopped. When I was sick several weeks ago, I couldn't smoke for a few days. Well, I just decided that seemed like a good plan, and kept it going. So it has been over 5 weeks now, and I will fully admit it has not been the easiest thing I have done in my life. And, I have to say, it seems just as tough now, in a different way, than it did when this all began. I was thinking by week 6, I would not be looking up from typing on my computer, looking to grab a cigarette.

To aid in all this, I purchased a new iPad. I figure it like this: I spent a certain about each week on cigarettes, and applied that money to buying the new electronics. So, I need to go a couple of months to break even, and have the iPad paid for. And, hopefully, some of the addiction will be subsiding.

But it does give me the opportunity to feature three songs I really love, all with "addicted" in the title. I will start with a favorite, SIRPAUL's Addicted. So sexy, so smoky, so delicious.

Another favorite of mine is the good-looking man with the voice of an angel, Anthony Callea. Since I first caught a video of him singing The Prayer on YouTube, I have been hopelessly addicted to his music. I got the CDs, and got the DVD. I would love to hear this talented Aussie sing live, but fear literally traveling to the other side of the world might be a little much. This is Anthony Callea's Addicted To You

As we approach the 10th season of American Idol, I can think back to the handsome young man who grabbed my eye, Ace YOung. Young has certainly been working hard during his career, with stints on Broadway in lead roles in Grease and Hair. And, every year, he is one of the cohosts for the Muscular Dystrophy telethon over Labor Day weekend. He also released a self-titled album, with is pretty damn good. On that album, his first single was the sexy Addicted.

So, one of the side effects of the detox I am going through it a problem with focus or concentration. I find myself staring at the computer screen, not sure what I am going to write, or even what I shall write about. Hopefully, this too shall pass soon. There is some great new music on the horizon, and I hope to be telling you all about it!


  1. Congrats on kicking the habit, and best of luck in staying "on the wagon". Never been a smoker myself, but I can only imagine it's not easy. Here's to a happy and healthy 2011!


  2. Good for you, man. I struggle with the cigs myself and take inspiration from you. xo

  3. Congratulations on breaking the habit, and much conitnued success.
    I have never smoked a cigarette in my life, and having a mother die of lung cancer, I am rabidly anti-smoking.

  4. Howard - I am SO proud of you!!!!! Keep it up.


  5. I hope you get your wish to see Anthony live one day soon - whether here in Australia or in the USA. I cross Australia to see him and tell myself I can combine it with other things. Maybe you need to come and see the sights when he releases his next album and tours again? Congratulations on giving up smoking.


  6. John Q Public, thank you. But it is still a work in progress. Honestly, 6 weeks later, and I still catch myself reaching for a pack of cigarettes that doesn't exist.

    Christopher, thanks.

    Bob, I hear you. thank you.

    David, thank you!

    Mairanya, I hope I get my wish as well. Or at least there is another concert video soon.



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