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March 3, 2009 - submitted by Matt, United States of America
Q. Dear wise one, I have asked several questions that have yet to be answered. I will ask this one for a second time. I have a very large Coldplay CD collection however, there is 1 CD I need before my collection can be complete. It is the Safety ep. Would it be too much to ask the band if they could send me a copy? I am only the biggest Coldplay fan in the US Army. I even missed the last show in my home town due to my last deployment in Afghanistan. Would it be too much to ask for that in return for my sacrifices? Please reply. Thank you!
The Oracle replies:
As much as your sacrifice is a great one, I know of other fans that are stationed in war zones and missed their shows, which is of course rubbish but you are the first to ask for a Safety EP. Unfortunately we don't have any spare copies lying around because as you know they are very limited. You are one of thousands looking to complete their collection and all I can say is, there are fewer copies than people wanting them so be consoled in the knowledge that the tracks on the EP are available in their original state on The Blue Room EP and Yellow single so even though you're missing the physical CD, you're not missing the recordings.
March 3, 2009 - submitted by lilli, United States of America
Q. This is a follow up to the roadie question. My son is a 15 year old aspiring musician. He says if he doesn't make it in a band he could be a roadie. Do roadies have music training? What is the scope of their work? It seems like a pretty tough life from Roadie #42's accounts.
The Oracle replies:
You don't have to be trained for certain roadie (road crew) roles but there's a precise knowledge needed to be a tech. A guitar technician for example is responsible for tuning, stringing, soundchecking and maintaining the guitar. There's not necessarily any formal training but a broad understanding of the instrument is obviously going to be helpful whatever the instrument. It is a tough life but they choose to do it but it wouldn't suit everyone. Rather than explain "how to become..." I found a useful site.
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