I am gonna post here to apologize. I made more than a few mistakes in this thread. I would like to first say sorry to seacaptain. I hope you will accept my apology. You are a good guy and deservingly well respected. I over reacted about things and took things personal that should never have been taken that way. This is a great community and a great group of diversified people. I respect and care for you all. Please forgive meh! =)
Anyways it really comes down to respect. Not what I think is good music or what anyone else thinks is good music. Beck has enough different types and styles of music we could have the same argument over. The point is Beck is not a self righteous prick that says he is a genius and a God. I like Beck as a person from what I know. I can not stand Kanye and would enjoy beating his fat face. He is a disgusting person. =) being talented as many believe and disgusting is Kanye. Nobody can honestly say Beck is as rude as he is.
Good on him if he did. I know quite a few smokers - heck, I'm married to one! - and it seems to be a really difficult thing to give up. For a singer it has a double impact. It really kills your voice. And I doubt he would be able to do what he does (or did) on stage, if he smoked. You need a lot of breathing power to sing and jump and dance like he does (or did).
I really quit smoking now after 30 years! March 2nd will be 6 months. My point is when you quit it, the craving NEVER goes away. I crave that fucking cigarette every day!