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    Coldplay's Oracle in a sticky situation

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    May 21, 2009 - submitted by Kgadi, South Africa

    Q. why is it that glue doesn't stick to the inside of the tube it comes in?

    The Oracle replies:

    When glue is exposed to air, a chemical compound hardens as a reaction to the moisture. The tubes are sealed before there's a chance of this happening. This is also why you don't want to get superglue on your skin.


    May 21, 2009 - submitted by John, Uruguay

    Q. Dear Oracle: This question may have been answered before...but.. Who came up with the brilliant idea of the "Fix You" Music Video ?

    The Oracle replies:

    It was Sophie Muller, who has directed several Coldplay videos namely Trouble, In My Place and Fix You.

    May 21, 2009 - submitted by Philip, United Arab Emirates

    Q. I find Coldplay's music videos are unique amongst pop music videos in that there are no scenes depicting gratuitous sex & violence (correct me if I'm wrong on this), unlike most pop music videos. Is this a conscious decision by the band or it just so happens that their videos are made that way? I support them by the way & find the videos are fresh in their approach and appealing in that sense. The use of women, sex & skin to sell the songs & videos are so so tired.

    The Oracle replies:

    Coldplay songs don't really conjure up such imagery and therefore it wouldn't make much sense to include it in their visuals. The first video for Trouble was certainly very dark and depicted band members being tied up. It's the only video that features anything close to violence. The band do have a say in their videos and discuss ideas with the director. I don't quite agree that they're unique in this, as many bands in their genre don't tend to use those tactics either.




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