rockers who are still chain smoking in the '18

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Thalia Zedek is one

rip van wanko, Monday, 8 October 2018 15:40 (one week ago) Permalink

lol has anyone seen a famous musician vape?

rip van wanko, Monday, 8 October 2018 15:45 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/cat-power-wanderer.html

Marshall vapes, speaking freely if somewhat elliptically, using eye contact like punctuation to underscore her point, and offers me water with the solicitousness of a great waitress.

Sounds like she's a cigarette smoker, too:

“There are streets that I don’t walk down anymore,” says Marshall, taking a deep drag of a half-finished American Spirit, while sitting on her quilt-covered daybed, leaning toward her open bedroom window to exhale, waving out the smoke with her hand like a bad teen hoping not to get busted. “I’m old school, I can’t waste anything,” she says tangentially, referring to her cigarette before returning to the subject.

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Monday, 8 October 2018 17:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Lydia Lunch

sarahell, Monday, 8 October 2018 17:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I hate the feeling of unease I get whenever I read interviews/profiles of Chan Marshall. I need a cigarette

rip van wanko, Monday, 8 October 2018 17:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Graham Coxon enters the studio through a thick cloud of vapour. “Banana and yoghurt,” he announces cheerfully. I had expected Coxon to be a bit more taciturn, given his reputation as the second least chatty member of Blur. But earlier, as I waited outside, I heard him loudly, happily tootling a song to himself. As he vapes, he fizzes with enthusiasm, his body barely still for a second, even when he is trying to sit down and talk. “I can get quite stressed,” he says, shuffling in his seat, “but I’m in a good mood when I’m in the studio.”

Duke, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink

From:

Graham Coxon: 'I was a mardy brat in my 20s … I'm quite mellow now'

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/sep/26/graham-coxon-interview-i-was-a-mardy-brat-in-my-20s-blur

Duke, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

(Sorry - derailing with vape example...)

Duke, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:04 (one week ago) Permalink

vaping examples encouraged and frankly I'm more fascinated with that now

rip van wanko, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Coxon is an icon of cool to me and I can vape with pride without shame now. thank you

rip van wanko, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Haha. Let's see if anyone else reveals their go-to flavour

Duke, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Pretty sure Julian Casablancas smokes.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 8 October 2018 19:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Joni, obviously

(smoking I mean. Can't picture her vaping, although if anyone can make it look cool, it would be Joni)

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Noel Gallagher giving Kasabian dude shit for e-ciggin backstage

brimstead, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:40 (one week ago) Permalink

The way I see it, if you're still smoking cigs you're probably still shooting smack

rip van wanko, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I saw the guided by voices classic lineup a few years back, and mitch mitchell seemed to have a dedicated "cigarette roadie" -- a guy who would light him up a new cig every time he finished with one mid-song. The way he was burning through them was inhuman. I was really surprised that the guy is still alive.

enochroot, Monday, 8 October 2018 22:28 (one week ago) Permalink

There's that clip in Watch Me Jumpstart where he smokes while brushing his teeth

brimstead, Monday, 8 October 2018 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

(Mitch)

brimstead, Monday, 8 October 2018 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

damn, good thread.

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 02:52 (one week ago) Permalink

He shot to fame with his penchant for a funky chart-topping tune, his roguish dance-moves and impeccably stylish dress sense.

But Jay Kay looked worlds apart from the dapper figure he usually cuts, as he ran some errands in London on Thursday.

Cutting a dishevelled figure as he puffed on a cigarette, the 45-year-old Jamiroquai frontman appeared in a gruff and slightly downcast mood as he strolled through the capital's streets.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/09/14/2E43776800000578-0-image-a-16_1447078320819.jpg

Smoking a cigarette and carrying a morning paper in his free hand, the Canned Heat singer strolled looked preoccupied with his thoughts as he strolled along a leafy street.

The chart-topping singer, who usually can be seen in a sizzling array of sartorially swish outfits, donned an unusually casual and practical wardrobe for his walk.

Donning a hooded navy quilted jacket with red detailing to battle the elements Jay Kay - real name Jason Kay - opted for a decidedly more mute and mundane look to normal.

Obviously going for comfort over style, the Grammy-winning dance maestro teamed his weatherproof gear with a pair of baggy, faded denim jeans.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/09/15/2E43776100000578-3310375-image-a-38_1447081215531.jpg

Keeping to his very casual theme, the acid jazz frontman rounded off his ensemble with a pair of battered white trainers.

With his shaggy mane of copper hair tangled and in a dishevelled state, Jay Kay swept his locks off of his face.

Sporting a heavy layer of peppered stubble over his cheeks, the chart-topping star - who has achieved number one spots on both sides of the Atlantic - only added to his unkempt appearance.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/09/15/2E43779D00000578-3310375-image-a-41_1447081229628.jpg

The suave singer, who usually wears a trademark hat, has become as famous for his unique style as he has his rockstar lifestyle.

A self-proclaimed petrolhead, Jay has a number of expensive sports cars which he loves to drive, and even holds the record for fastest lap of the Top Gear track as The Star In The Reasonably Priced Car.

Currently a bachelor, the singer once dated actress and TV host Denise Van Outen.

omar little, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 03:20 (one week ago) Permalink

jay kay doing some great val kilmering in there

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 03:26 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuOYrYpAvd0

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 03:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Ike Barinholtz to start a pie diet in prep for the Jamiroquai biopic

Shy Betting Mega Hit (sic), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 07:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Matt Pike still smokes

Duke, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:04 (one week ago) Permalink

I think it's weird to assume that people (especially people who have been smoking for decades) just suddenly stopped smoking at some point because of the (relatively recent) social stigma attached (because it isn't like anyone ever thought it was an especially healthy thing to do in the first place). I mean I get that you cant really smoke in bars and restaurants anymore, but the smokers I know (musicians and otherwise) didn't really stop smoking as a result, they just stated complaining about it a lot.

Just last week I happened to see an old episode of The State and Kerry Kenney was smoking a cigarette in a scene that had nothing to do with her character smoking a cigarette, and I thought about how weird it was to see someone just casually brandishing a lit cigarette on MTV and how it wasn't that long ago.

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:11 (one week ago) Permalink

because it isn't like anyone ever thought it was an especially healthy thing to do in the first place

lol yes they did

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:13 (one week ago) Permalink

I think Neil Hagerty still smokes cigs (but don't quote me on that)

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

xp wait, when did people think it was healthy to smoke cigarettes?

My point was that if fewer people are smoking now, it isn't because they've suddenly been made aware that it's bad for you. Everyone knows smoking is bad for you and has known this for well over half a century. The assumption in the op is that most people who used to smoke no longer do (not that fewer people are taking up the habit), and this is definitely not a trend I have noticed firsthand

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) definitely still smokes

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:25 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/2PWjY9M.jpg

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:26 (one week ago) Permalink

xp wait, when did people think it was healthy to smoke cigarettes?

when the army issued them to GIs in WWII, when doctors made ads that recommended them, when practically everyone on film + TV did it etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxUZI0vE0FM

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:29 (one week ago) Permalink

so yeah, about half a century ago, when the tobacco industry was successfully addicting a huge percentage of an entire generation to its product

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:31 (one week ago) Permalink

But most of of the people we are talking about in this thread were born much later than that. I'm not denying that smoking is on the wane among adults, just not sure about the idea that older folks are suddenly successfully quitting en masse.

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:35 (one week ago) Permalink

The biggest incongruity in the film Alien isn't the 70s technology. It's that in the year 2122 people in a spaceship are puffing away as if it's 1979.

Duke, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:37 (one week ago) Permalink

A bit from that movie The King's Speech has stuck with me for nearly 10 years: trying to cure the speech impediment, a doctor suggests smoking cigarettes: "Soothes the throat." Sounds absurd, but at the same time, not implausible. It made sense in context. I think about that a lot - what common wisdom we take for granted today is actually completely wrong.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:28 (one week ago) Permalink

“i can’t believe no one has mentioned x” is probably my least favorite sub genre of post but keith richards should be the first name here.

mizzell, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:28 (one week ago) Permalink

just not sure about the idea that older folks are suddenly successfully quitting en masse.

you don’t think it makes sense for people to make health related lifestyle changes as they age?

mizzell, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Of course it makes sense, I just think it's easier said than done. I'm wracking my brain to trying to think if I know a single adult who has successfully quit smoking (though I know many who have tried and failed, including my father)

Anyway, this hijack / derail seems like a more appropriate topic for ILE, no?

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) definitely still smokes

― Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 2:25 PM (four hours ago)

ha last time I hung w/him he said he does it almost as a matter of principle

sarahell, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:37 (six days ago) Permalink

I'm not denying that smoking is on the wane among adults, just not sure about the idea that older folks are suddenly successfully quitting en masse.

uhhhh of my friends who are approximately my age or older, maybe 20% smoke, 20% never smoke or will have the occasional cigarette, and 60% are former smokers

sarahell, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:39 (six days ago) Permalink

wracking my brain to trying to think if I know a single adult who has successfully quit smoking (though I know many who have tried and failed, including my father)

my mother quit in the 1980s so that cancels out your entire sample

My Gig: The Thin Beast (sic), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:43 (six days ago) Permalink

it is possible that some of my friends will return to smoking prior to death, but like sic's mom, my grandmother quit in the 1980s and is dead now, having never taken smoking back up

sarahell, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:46 (six days ago) Permalink

Ariel Pink?

calstars, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:47 (six days ago) Permalink

(my dad transitioned from pack-a-day of cigs to half a cigar or two a day, but died in ‘94. half a dozen + of my high school friends started smoking in the ‘90s and quit or dropped to a drunk fag a few times a year by their early ‘30s.)

My Gig: The Thin Beast (sic), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:48 (six days ago) Permalink

The Coug obv

Master of Treacle, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:19 (six days ago) Permalink

robyn

not a rocker, but rules

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:32 (six days ago) Permalink

sic’s post contains a striking reminder of the “U.S. vs. British vernacular” lesson

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:35 (six days ago) Permalink

FP’d both you and sarahel for racism

My Gig: The Thin Beast (sic), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:42 (six days ago) Permalink

I'm wracking my brain to trying to think if I know a single adult who has successfully quit smoking
--
TIME ELAPSED SINCE I QUIT SMOKING:
Eighteen years, six months, one day, 1 hour, 10 minutes and 19 seconds.
270321 cigarettes not smoked, saving $67,580.48.
Life saved: 2 years, 29 weeks, 14 hours, 45 minutes.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 03:10 (six days ago) Permalink

Though not a rock star, Eric Wagner who was in doom metal gods Trouble and now is in doom metal supergroup The Skull is a huge smoker who still chains on stage.

http://battlehelm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/skull2.jpg

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 03:15 (six days ago) Permalink

idk if he is a rocker but a recently saw a promotional photo of Richard Pinhas with a cig hanging out of his mouth. smoking is one thing but being photographed for promotional purposes while smoking is a whole other level.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 03:47 (six days ago) Permalink

I smoked for 14 years and have quit for 16. I just had a strange experience looking at the old ad posted above - looking at the woman smoking at the end I suddenly thought you're doing WHAT? WHY would you do that? - smoking itself looks so weird to me now.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 03:52 (six days ago) Permalink


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