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    No A**** *A*** for Coldplay's album title, the Oracle confirms

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    May 5, 2011 - submitted by Alberto, Mexico

    Q. Hello oracle, please answer me. Is this a Coldplay song or is it a cover?

    The Oracle replies:

    It's a cover. It was at the Isle of Wight festival back in June 2006. If you listen, Chris says about having only just learned it and having to play it because "he" didn't. "He" refers to Lou Reed who had performed earlier missing one of his more famous, popular hits (Perfect Day) off the setlist. I've talked about this before but head over to our timeline and you will see a hand-written account by Guy and there's also an audio clip that starts a few seconds before the video clip you sent. It makes a little more sense.


    May 5, 2011 - submitted by Ayesha, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, I don't know how to motivate myself anymore. I've been having a really rough 2 weeks, and every time I say I'm just gonna make the best of the bad and make it good, something else happens that just puts me down. I feel like everything I do is pointless, that I try too hard for nothing or I try too hard and end up screwing everything up. I don't know what to do. Ayesha

    The Oracle replies:

    Pick yourself up, dust yourself down and keep going! This is life testing you and hard as it sounds, try to think it can throw all it wants at you but you're not going down. Or if you're going down, you're getting straight back up again. The key to this is to not feel too negative about it. It's a challenge but try and see that for whatever reason it has happened, it must be leading to a better place eventually. Maybe you're trying too hard at the things that aren't as important as you think? Maybe you need to look again at what IS important to you. Ok so this is turning into a Life Coaching session but try to go along with me here and take smaller steps. You're letting everything overwhelm you so take it a little at a time in more manageable bite size pieces. I find writing lists is really useful. It means I can prioritise and there's a certain satisfaction with ticking things off when you've achieved. Life isn't always plain sailing so weather the storms as best you can until you come out the other side.

    May 4, 2011 - submitted by Guada, Argentina

    Q. Hi dear Oracle, I wanted to know what song is playing Chris at the end of In My Place live here?

    The Oracle replies:

    The song is a 1965 classic written by the dynamic partnership Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It has been recorded by many artists, the first of whom was Jackie DeShannon.


    May 4, 2011 - submitted by Laurens, Belgium

    Q. Dear Oracle, is the album named A**** *A*** ??? I think I'm pretty sure of it! You don't have to tell the title just confirm or decline my question :) TNX

    The Oracle replies:

    Oh how I love thee Laurens "you don't have to tell the title..." you say. I know you know I won't! Anyway, no it isn't. In fact, I think I know what title you think it is too, but still no.


    May 3, 2011 - submitted by Alejo, Peru

    Q. Dear Oracle. I hope everything is going good in your life. Well, I've received a YouTube message from another user on my email and this guy (Jimmie Divine from Germany) claim that his first single named Spring has been supported by Chris Martin. Is this true?

    The Oracle replies:

    Er, no not to my knowledge. Do you mean influenced by? Jimmie's clearly a fan. I can't see any obvious connection other than Coldplay covers he's got on YouTube. Given it's not bad I don't mind him getting a plug.




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