Is there anything more tryhard than smoking while performing?
Jazz musicians who did it looked cool as fuck. Saw an old video of Miles performing on tv. And after his solo, he just walked back and was talking and smoking with another dude in the band while someone else was soloing. It was the complete opposite of tryhard.
But that pic looks tryhard.
So maybe it just depends.
Like, if the dude were sitting at the piano with a cigarette hanging from his mouth, I'd think that's pretty cool too.
>guitarist holds a lit cig between guitars head and strings
as an ex-jazz-pianist , it's not worth it
it may seem cool to be up on stage withh 2 other guys, playing you heart out, but its not worth the consequences. also, at first, the girls think youre sexy for being such an intellect, but by the time you start soloing theyre off with a rocker.
I dunno, I think Nick Cave was pretty cool back when he was all Old Testament and self-destructive
i want to play piano in a dark, smoky bar. 3am. place basically deserted. except for some 40-somthing year old lady whose best years are behind her, watching me quietly, sipping scotch. i could be happy sleeping with a thousand different mature woman with sad eyes and lots of baggage.
i mean that or playing at a bar at a resort in mexico or hawaii. lonely tourists, always looking for a fling.
a piano man can still do well. just need to adjust your sight a little.
American Spirits, blue, gold, dark blue. Probably the best, but smoked by unironic hipster tryhards sadly
Marlboro Reds are the strongest and most popular with a lot of people but go pretty fast compared to Spirits
Camels is you like smoking dirt.
Lucky Strikes are harder to find and not as good.
Don't pick it up as a habit, trust me. But it's interesting to try at one point when you realize that everyone does it in social and music/bar situations
Yes, in the sense that it actually makes doing what you're doing harder and the artist could easily wait until the song is over to finish smoking. Still, they've decided that it wasn't that big of a deal so I don't, either. I've smoked while playing the piano and I found it a little tough to multitask so I didn't get ash all over the keys.
Smoking for singers always seemed even more dangerous to me since it can fuck up their voice over time and not everyone can make due with werewolf language like Tom Waits.
There's a scene in the concert for george when a very heroin'd out Eric Clapton comes on to play While My Guitar Gently Weeps and takes a small puff of his cigarette and puts the whole cig behind his headstock and right as the song finishes he finishes it.