Coldplay’s Oracle looks closely at the band’s certificates of authenticity

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January 29, 2010 – submitted by Katie, United States of America
Q. Hullo dear Oracley, what’s up with Guy’s signatures on the End of Decade certificates of authenticity? A bit tired there, eh? :)
The Oracle replies:
Ha! I know what you mean, wasn’t the clearest one of the bunch was it? That said you are right in fact, Guy was a little tired that day.

January 29, 2010 – submitted by Aimee, United States of America
Q. Dear Oracle, I’ve been listening to H4HN’s A Message 2010. It’s wonderful! I love that the whole band is playing strings. Who’s the artist playing the violin? I didn’t recognize him on the telecast. Thanks!
The Oracle replies:
It’s the same talented guy who collaborated with the band on Viva and Prospekt’s March; Davide Rossi.


January 29, 2010 – submitted by Deshani, United Kingdom
Q. I’m still a little confused, is Apparatjik pronounced a-para-teak or apa-rat-chik? Everyone’s saying it’s the latter. Thank you :)
The Oracle replies:
Yes it seems I was confused too as I made a boo boo. It is in fact the latter as you say. I stand corrected… with a red face.

January 29, 2010 – submitted by Florian, Germany
Q. Dear Oracle, why is Jonny called “Jonny Buckley” in Guitar Hero 5? Thanks, Flo
The Oracle replies:
That’s a mistake! Not much the company could do once it was out there but they are aware of it.

January 28, 2010 – submitted by Sean, United States of America
Q. What kind of bass was Guy playing at Hope for Haiti? It looks like a Rickenbacker to me but I can’t be sure.
The Oracle replies:
You can be sure now because it was indeed a Rickenbacker.

January 28, 2010 – submitted by Amber, United Kingdom
Q. I’m picking a French name to go by in my French class and I’m wondering….is Nico French?
The Oracle replies:
Nico is not of French origin; it’s Greek. Solange is a name that doesn’t have a translation so maybe you could go for that one?

January 28, 2010 – submitted by Lara, Germany
Q. Oracle, please help. I’m in tears. My parents have always been a happy couple, and they’ve never had a fight. Right now I’m listening to them scream and throw things. I’m scared because its really serious. I don’t want anything to change. Please tell me something to make me feel better.
The Oracle replies:
I hope I replied soon enough as this came through recently but it’s a tough one. You are very lucky not to have experienced this before but… parents argue and sometimes it elevates to screaming and throwing things but if as you say this is the first time, there’s a chance it’ll all be ok. If this becomes more frequent then you are entitled to sit them down and explain how you feel but remember, this is their relationship and they may not want to discuss it with you. Change is scary but sometimes it’s for the best. Try not to worry and have faith that your parents will do right by you and themselves. However to make you feel better I can only suggest you DO something to make yourself feel better. Maybe put on some of your favourite music loud enough for your parents to perhaps see you are drowning them out or with headphones so you can’t hear them?