Re: Quitting Smoking
From what you've said, you used to have your timing affected by "getting into it too much" (all the pwetty colours?) but you've since sorted out that issue by taking the "stone cold killer" approach
(Translation for those who didn't read that post, Larry said he how divorces his emotions from his playing so he can focus on getting it right, sacrificing some of his pleasure for the sake of the listeners' pleasure).
Thing is, if you refuse to get carried away by it, doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of doing nameless things before playing?