Every one knows the answer, but does everyone know the stories behind? At one time, I was playing in a big band where all the rhythm section were continuous pipe smokers. Even on stage. The pianist sported a short straight pipe, the drummer one of these Sherlock Holmes type bent thingies, and the bass player carried one of those long German meerschaum affairs, an heirloom of his grandfather that reached almost down to his bass. Once, his hand got involved with the pipe... his answer? A longer bass strap... The rhythm guitar player cultivated his own tobacco and smoked a short clay home-made from 16th century patterns... A London fog was not so dense as the cloud hovering round the drumset... in fact, at one gig suddenly the attendant firemen rushed the stage, thinking something had been set on fire! All four of them passed away in their fifties or early sixties... RIP.