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    Coldplay's Oracle chats about The Blue Room EP 0001, VLV tour programme and the Crisis gigs

    oracle.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (over 1700 questions now answered - submit yours now!)


    November 12, 2010 - submitted by Karen M, Colombia

    Q. Q.Dear Oracle, the hand that is in the picture of the Blue Room EP is from one of the guys? Or is from another person? Thanks! Bye.

    The Oracle replies:

    Anchorman recently interviewed the designer of the Blue Room EP's cover; the hand in the photo does not belong to anyone in the band. The article explains the picture was sourced from a magazine.


    November 12, 2010 - submitted by Thibault, France

    Q. Hi wise Oracle! Refering to the question of the VLV tour program, is this one a real one? Thanks for your advices!

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes it is but it's worth noting there was a second run and the cover of that was slightly different as it also featured the puppets.

    November 12, 2010 - submitted by Laurene, France

    Q. Dear Oracle, Do you know if Coldplay are gonna give a gig to London ? I know about Newcastle and Liverpool...but what about London ? Thanks, Have a great day ! Laurene

    The Oracle replies:

    If you'd asked me two weeks ago if I knew of ANY gigs I wouldn't have told you about the Liverpool and Newcastle ones! Sorry, I don't mean to tease you but as you know those are charity events; there won't be any further announcements for London. Good luck to everyone today who's attempting to buy tickets for the Crisis shows!


    November 12, 2010 - submitted by Imrano, Singapore

    Q. Hey wise Oracle, My favourite band other than Coldplay are Linkin Park and 5 of their songs are featured in the XFM Top 1000 songs book. Could you be nice enough to tell me what they are? Thanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes of course. In chronological order they are:

    In The End


    What I've Done

    Shadow Of The Day

    New Divide


    November 11, 2010 - submitted by Frida T, United States of America

    Q. Hi Oracle, I am a British true and true but after moving to the States three years ago, I feel quite out of touch from the music scene. The radios hardly play anything non-hip hop or candy pop, and much less witty presenters too! How I miss Steve Lamacq, and BBC programmes. Do you have any American bands/ musicians to recommend? And of course, here nothing is akin to Glastonbury or O2, but it will be some relief if Coldplay would play in Seattle one day... (would you please pass on the suggestion!) it certainly was when Jamie Cullum played some two months ago... Regards, -Frida

    The Oracle replies:

    I've done a few recommends so for now, rather than suggest any American music I'm going to point you to avenues of listening to great music. You may have heard of 6 Music as we posted news about it earlier this year and your favourite Steve Lamacq is a DJ there. There's an iplayer where you can listen online here. If you're interested there's WFMU - a free-form format, listener-supported, non-commercial radio station in the United States too; might be worth your while checking it out. Apart from a selection of acts we have plugged in news (and of course my favourites in this section) there are countless websites you could frequent. Try these and perhaps it will motivate you to find similar:

    The Black Cab Sessions


    From the Basement

    Oh and it's worth a mention that our European readers have an added advantage of being able to get a Spotify account.


    November 10, 2010 - submitted by Baran, Germany

    Q. I have Read the Blue Room article. Tim Moore have said: Yes I still have copies of the CD and vinyl release + some very rare and rather basic blank colour versions that have a varnished finish to them. I was lucky enough to be given the 0001 copy of the 12 inch so if anyone wants the first ever limited release of Coldplay's Blue Room EP on Parlophone make me an offer! It's been in my portfolio for some time, so it's pretty mint. I have Big interest to buy the 0001 Lp. Where can I contact him?

    The Oracle replies:

    I'm afraid you can't Baran. I know Tim said that but he wasn't entirely serious about accepting offers; he wasn't looking to sell. Maybe he'd auction it for charity though?


    November 11, 2010 - submitted by Tristan, United States of America

    Q. Hello there Oracle... My piano teacher told me that the piano part of Clocks wasn't originally made by Coldplay. Is this true?

    The Oracle replies:

    Well if you can possibly break the news without a smug tone; your teacher is wrong. Oh it feels good to know that I can finally prove a teacher wrong...


    November 11, 2010 - submitted by Victoria, United Kingdom

    Q. What does the ASED 33 mean in Chris's Exhibit?

    The Oracle replies:

    Aw bless, you might feel a little bit daft in a second Vicky. It's a G not an S!

    AGED 33, not ased 33 okay?


    November 10, 2010 - submitted by Lisa, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, Has the Exhibit Room run its course? The drawing by CM has been up for several days. It it the last? : (

    The Oracle replies:

    No, we're just exhibiting it for a few extra days as it was a special occasion. The curator informs me we'll be back to usual soon.


    November 10, 2010 - submitted by Aya, Japan

    Q. Dear wise Oracle, I think few people have already asked this question but tell me... left to right, Guy, Jonny, Will and Chris, is it right? Thank you.

    The Oracle replies:

    I presume you are referring to this? I would have to agree however Chris & Guy both have really short hair right now so it's tricky to figure out which one Chris intended to be himself; Jonny & Will are easy to spot.


    November 9, 2010 - submitted by Jeewee, Netherlands

    Q. Dear Oracle, I was over at a friend's today and we both share the fact that we like Coldplay very much. When I was sitting down in his room, he had a book of Coldplay. I reached out to it and saw some really awesome pictures. It contained all the artwork on Viva and a lot of studio pictures and even pictures taken during the recording of the videos for Violet Hill. In the middle was a blueprint of the stage I believe! My friend didn't know where he got it from, do you have any idea where I can buy this awesome book? Thanks Oracle!

    The Oracle replies:

    I knew what you meant right away; the tour programme from Viva la Vida. I found some images of it to save me scanning mine (thanks Coldplaying!) The tour programmes were obviously sold on tour but you can still find some for sale on auction sites and such...


    November 9, 2010 - submitted by Sunil, United Kingdom

    Q. OMG!! Were you aware of the Secret Coldplay gig when I asked you about selling my collection? Those tickets are going to sell like hot cakes! I have no choice but to sell now! :( AND theres an auction for meet and greet?! Did I get through to them? Haha take care Wise One! This is awesome!

    The Oracle replies:

    I confess that I did know yes but... I also knew how limited tickets would be. It's not a tour so I didn't think I wasn't lying even though you KNOW I was sworn to secrecy!


    November 9, 2010 - submitted by Allie, United States of America

    Q. Professor Oracle! As a beholder of obscene amounts of knowledge,and a man/woman/wizard/timelord whose opinion is highly respected,please mull over this question for a spell... Would you rather run through the streets of London in the nude, or dress like a lady for a year?

    The Oracle replies:

    I guess I'd rather dress like a lady for a year! I'm not into parading around naked!




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