Finally found a copy of Julian Temple’s doc Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
There is an amusing if sad section where a friend of Joe’s remembers that he dressed her down about her decision to quit smoking, where he railed against the vicious modern supression of the act and posited that most of the great writers were smokers and that perhaps virulent non-smokers shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy their works.
Not sure if smoking led to Joe’s early mysterious death, but you have to revel at the fact that he used to just show up on occasion and run marathons. I started smoking after a girl broke my heart and I can barely run across the living room.
Maybe his will was just that strong.
Lay off TZ – I’m trying to quit as we speak. 🙂