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#2810231 - 10/20/16 01:03 PM Smoking and Playing
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Where do you smokers put your cigarette when you're playing? See where Eric Clapton has it on this video.

http://talk-music.proboards.com/post/30521/thread

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#2810272 - 10/20/16 07:59 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: DocPate]
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I quit back in '99...but back in the day when I was smoking and even now, I always clip my strings with a little extra above the tuning machine. A filter tip would fit right on the little bit of excess wire and stand straight up much like you see for Eric's way of doing it... puff
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#2810303 - 10/21/16 12:56 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Larryz]
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This was at a point in Eric's career when he couldn't afford an ashtray.
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#2810305 - 10/21/16 01:55 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Scott Fraser]
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The old Strat ashtray was far too small anyway.....

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#2810356 - 10/21/16 08:53 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: The Geoff]
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Even in my days long ago when I was a smoker I never could smoke and play at the same time and never lit one up on stage. Come to think of it, I rarely lit up with a guitar in hand if I was practicing or something - always found it distracting!
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#2810360 - 10/21/16 09:02 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: splitting hare]
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Damn, it's been a long time, but for me, when it was time to play, it was time to put out my smoke, or at least rest it in an ashtray, and when I played with other smokers, there was always an ashtray around, even if it was originally an old hubcap, (or the yellow cover from a traffic light in one case . . .)
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#2810388 - 10/21/16 11:09 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Winston Psmith]
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When I practiced alone or with a friend, I would smoke a lot. On stage, rarely

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#2810424 - 10/21/16 01:17 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: DocPate]
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I may be the most militant anti-smoker you'll ever know, and could not be happier that those disgusting things are now banned in venues in Ontario.
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#2810430 - 10/21/16 01:35 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Bluesape]
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+1 I'm much happier in a smoke free environment... puff HeadPop cool
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#2810453 - 10/21/16 04:28 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Larryz]
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I quit smoking tobacco in 1985, started in 1952 or so, dumbest thing I ever did to my body. And geez it didn't even get me high or anything.
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#2810501 - 10/22/16 04:58 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: desertbluesman]
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All things considered, smoking is probably the LEAST harmful habit Eric ever had. wink

@Larry: "Smoke free environment?" Got a good one for ya....

One of my nephews was entering an "urgent care" place with his son, then 5 but could read by then and the familiar "tobacco free zone" sign was out front as the walked in. The boy excitedly tugged on his Dad's shirttail and said , "Hey DAD! LOOK! You can get FREE CIGARETTES here!" grin
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#2810556 - 10/22/16 11:55 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: whitefang]
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^ thu
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#2810688 - 10/23/16 11:17 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Larryz]
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When I did smoke, it was about 3/4 pack daily until my right lung collapsed in Nov 1991, landing me in the hospital for 9 days.

While playing, I would simply keep an ashtray nearby. But, I'm certain I would also place my cigarette between the strings and headstock at times, mimicking EVH.

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#2863438 - 06/28/17 01:33 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: BiC]
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Cant access the OP link these days but the standard gtr plyr cig hang was stuck somewhere on the headstock or strings or held between the smaller fingers on the picking hand.
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#2863449 - 06/28/17 02:02 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: d]
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I quit smoking tobacco at 33 years of age, dumbest thing I ever did to my body. I never smoked while playing or performing. I always separated those two things naturally without ever thinking about it.
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#2863456 - 06/28/17 02:13 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: desertbluesman]
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I smoked during the breaks back in my gigging days. I quit back in '99 and it was the best thing I ever did... cool
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#2863458 - 06/28/17 02:13 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: desertbluesman]
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I could never smoke and play, I quit a few years back.

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#2863557 - 06/29/17 04:28 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Lokair]
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I'm glad I never smoked tobacco. Pot as a kid, but I never smoked a joint on stage; before and after, maybe, LOL.

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#2863566 - 06/29/17 04:52 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Quit smoking?

Well, the best I can say is.....

I haven't quit TRYING to! wink
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#2863568 - 06/29/17 05:01 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Bluesape]
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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
I may be the most militant anti-smoker you'll ever know, and could not be happier that those disgusting things are now banned in venues in Ontario.


As a matter of principal, I am not crazy about liberties being trampled by legislators doing more or less the right things for the wrong reasons.

But as someone who really does NOT miss burning eyes, an irritated nose and throat, stinky clothes, etc. during and following a gig- not to mention the prevention of terrible diseases- I AM THOROUGHLY WITH YA ON THIS, REIF!

Plus, the 'nicotine stain' of grille-cloth can be satisfactorily faked. wink
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#2863666 - 06/29/17 09:28 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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I like the take it outside approach and appreciate the smoke free environment... puff
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#2863775 - 06/30/17 04:34 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Larryz]
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Growing up through the '50's, '60's and in the Metro Detroit area, I've long been acclimated to tolerate smoke filled environments. grin
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#2863776 - 06/30/17 04:43 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: whitefang]
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I'm basically a libertarian, but smoking in closed environments affects OTHER people. Not just annoyance, but it can actually be harmful to their health; unlike drinking, which only pickles the liver of the drinker.
Of course, drinking and driving can't be tolerated because it's dangerous to all concerned - it's not a trivial matter.
While I don't like the "nanny state", like where our former mayor Bloomberg wanted to ban 64 oz. soft drink bottles, I can't honestly say I object to laws prohibiting smoking in offices and restaurants, from a personal standpoint. It's not really infringing on the rights of smokers because they can always go outside and smoke. They seem to have adapted to this and lived to tell the tale, LOL!

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#2863780 - 06/30/17 05:00 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Eric Iverson]
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The only issue I have with banning smoking in restaurants is that I've never in my life been in ANY eatery where the smoke was SO THICK as to either be annoying or hazardous. Usually, in a 1,000 sq. ft. restaraunt area, I'd see maybe two or three people "lit up". At the most. Nowhere NEAR enough to "kill off" any "innocent bystanders" I'd say.
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#2863800 - 06/30/17 08:26 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Bluesape]
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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
I may be the most militant anti-smoker you'll ever know, and could not be happier that those disgusting things are now banned in venues in Ontario.


You and me both, brother...

bandmates who vape haven't found a way to look rock and roll doing that, yet.

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#2863801 - 06/30/17 08:29 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: p90jr]
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actually, strangely, the bandmates who still smoke cigarettes prefer to play smoke-free clubs here... and don't smoke onstage.

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#2863826 - 06/30/17 11:25 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: p90jr]
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Originally Posted By: p90jr
...bandmates who vape haven't found a way to look rock and roll doing that, yet.

I'm w/ the anti-tobac group here (& vaping is just as dangerous both for users & bystanders) but them vaping cats & kitties can get their inner KR on by "cloud blasting".
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#2863858 - 06/30/17 04:15 PM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: d]
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Blowing your nose, farting, smoking, talking about your medical issues and talking on the cell phone should all be banded at the dinner table IMHO...I'm glad they stopped allowing smoking in restaurants. Bars and Bowling Alleys are fair game and it should be left up to the owners as to whether or not they want to allow smoking. I always prefer a non-smoking room at hotels too. One of these days though, I'm going to light up a Cuban, but it will be outdoors LOL! cool
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#2863890 - 07/01/17 04:18 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: Larryz]
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Smoking in bars and bowling alleys has also been BANNED here in Michigan too, due to state directive.

Of any of that other stuff Larry, I'd say farting is the most difficult to prevent. Blowing your nose is more controllable. And as for talking on the cell phone at the dinner table.....

didja notice there IS a sort of movement promoting "Device-free dinners" for families? Noticed several PSA's for it during TV commercial breaks. And I remember an Uncle of mine mentioning that when HE was a kid, TALKING at the dinner table was prohibited.
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Edited by whitefang (07/01/17 04:19 AM)
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#2863948 - 07/01/17 09:43 AM Re: Smoking and Playing [Re: whitefang]
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In my house we always ate dinner with my two kids and enjoyed our little evening get togethers as it was the one time during the day that we always got to see each other. Talking was always encouraged. Now days someone says: "hey lets go to lunch or dinner," and while you're there, they pull out a cell phone and talk or text others. I make it a point to decline the next invitation LOL! Yeah they banned smoking in bars and bowling alleys out here in Cal too! However, they can't stop it in the Indian casinos LOL! cool


Edited by Larryz (07/01/17 09:44 AM)
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