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Charlie Xyloto

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  1. On 10/5/2020 at 7:01 PM, lennyrott1 said:

    ^Stay strong! This year has been really tough on me as well -- working from home every single day in a job I don't love and not knowing when exactly anything will change. music also helps A LOT to keep me energized and feeling good. Depending on how you look at it, I think there's some solace in knowing there are so many others around the world experiencing the same stresses right now. It can be hard to count our blessings.

    I'm sorry to hear that your day-to-day work causes anxiety and dread... I hope that it can get better or that you find another opportunity. 

    Hi @lennyrott1, sorry it took so long to reply! I went through a really bad time a couple of weeks ago, but fortunately I had a vacation right after that. It did wonders to get out of the city for a week and just rest. This time of year is challenging for me anyway even without all the stress of work because the days are getting shorter and I spend most of the daylight hours inside. I'm sorry to hear you also are unhappy in your job. It's a tricky thing, to do a job you're not happy with just for the income. On the other hand, seeing so many being unemployed makes me feel lucky to still have a job at all. Music really is the great healer, I've gotten through a lot with it. All the best to you, I hope you also have better days ahead! 

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  2. 15 hours ago, gustavothehuman said:

    Hello guys! My name is Gustavo and I am from Brazil. I've been listening to Coldplay in a casual way for some years but during these recent months I have started to really fall in love with them, so I decided to join the fan base. My favorite album is Ghost Stories and my Twitter is @falloutperry13

    Hi Gustavo, welcome to the forum! Ghost Stories is also my favorite album, can't beat listening to it on headphones. So many heartbreaking but beautiful songs!

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  3. 21 hours ago, Gideon_Mx said:

    Hi Charlie!

    I'm not quite sure if we've ever interacted here (or anywhere else) but I wanted to say it's great to see you here and feel sorry to hear you're struggling. Life isn't always easy, unfortunately. I know what it feels like when your feeling depressed or down, but remember to never give up. I think we've all been there, take care of yourself! :heart:

    Hi Gideon and thank you for the kind words! I'm a bit better now after going through a real low a couple of weeks ago. When you're down it seems so hard to get up again, but this is not the first time and thankfully I've always managed to get through it. It also helps to have loving parents and listening to Coldplay! They really have made it their life's mission to make people feel better about themselves. Chris has a way of coming up with lyrics that always cheer me up, one example being Miracles (Someone Special) that I've been listening to a lot lately. That song has the perfect last words "Don't go to war with yourself, just turn it on". :heart:

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  4. Hello Everyone!

    I briefly returned to the forums in May after a long absence but then vanished again until now. I've been struggling the whole year, it all started back in January and the covid situation just made it all the more worse. From reading the posts here seems I'm not the only one having a hard time.

    I feel stuck in a job I'm not happy in anymore, haven't been for a couple of years now. At the same time I recognize I'm lucky to still have a job that has given me a chance to live a relatively normal life. I have a roof over my head, a car and some money to buy a Coldplay record if I want to. At the same time I feel very unhappy, stressed and anxious most of the days at work. It used to be fun, but now that money is becoming increasingly tight it makes everything that much harder and people are on edge. We've had temporary and permanent layoffs and it's not looking any better in the future. Waiting for the axe to fall is very tiring and even if it doesn't I would be ready to move on. Dreading the next morning is just not the way I would like to live my life, but I need the income. I've been thinking about looking for other means of employment but it seems I've become somewhat "institutionalized" in these 15 years at my current employers service. It's very difficult to believe I would have something to offer to another firm and starting over is scary anyway. At the same time I'm thinking this can't go on or I'll burn out before long. Add to that the worry about my parents' health, the virus and the world gone mad and it seems I just can't win.

    I've got into a habbit of listenening to Coldplay at work when I feel down and it has cheered me up enough to carry on for  the rest of the day. When I joined this site I said Coldplay are changing the world for the better and in these small ways it's absolutely true. If they manage to give hope to anyone feeling down, then they have succeeded and I feel eternally grateful to them. Today Coldplay also managed to make me feel sad that I've not managed to see them live, I hope that can be fixed some day!

    If you read through the whole post thank you and sorry for such a gloomy return to the site. I try to take part in lighter conversations as well. 

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  5. 3 hours ago, M Marks The Spot said:

    When was the last time you were genuinely surprised about something?

     

    Well, it happened to me nearly two hours ago when I found out that @Charlie Xyloto had returned to the forum!

    Haha, good answer! 🤣

    3 hours ago, M Marks The Spot said:

    When was the last time that you went jogging?

    Probably about 20+ years ago, I only do walks now!

     

    When was the last time you sent a postcard?

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  6. On 4/9/2020 at 3:43 AM, Gideon_Mx said:

    Yesterday, when I was looking through my telescope!

     

    When was the last time you ate French fries?

    About an hour ago! Fish sticks and french fries for lunch, exciting right? 😀

    When was the last time you were genuinely surprised about something?

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  7. Hello everyone!

    I've been away so long that I thought it appropriate to re-introduce myself. I joined Coldplaying in May 2018 and was pretty active for a while, but then life took over like it usually does. I've just been too exhausted to be social online, though this is the only forum I've really missed being part of. The one thing that hasn't changed in these two years is my love for Coldplay. I've kept up to date with everything the band has done, bought Everyday Life the day it came out and watched every new video. When I joined two years ago I said Coldplay is in their own way changing the world for better with their very human, positive attitude and that is what I believe even more now. If you can make a change in one person for better, then you have already made a difference. We need every bit of hope and love we are lucky to get.

    I don't know how many of the members I talked with are still here, but I hope to read your posts once again and also make new friends.

    I hope you are all safe and doing well, much Love Button Global Movement to you!

    Charlie Xyloto

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  8. Hi, all. I’m sorry to hear some of you so down. I went through a deep depression earlier this year after losing my mother. I am having some major back surgery which turned from minor outpatient surgery to another fusion like the one 18 months ago. Plus I have two nearly fractured bones in my foot and am in a walking boot that has made my back worse.

     

    Sometimes, it seems like just when life can’t get any worse, WHAM! It does. But we are resilient. As I write this, I’m watching Live 2003 and, no lie, the verse Chris was just singing was “Don’t ya Shiver”! A message that seems meant for all of us in despair.

     

    One last thought: When I was new in my career in Human Resources, I worked a lot with labor unions (different in the U.S, I realize). I lost a lot of my idealism quickly when I had to learn the expectations for adversarial relationships between us and the unions.

     

    That made it hard for me to trust. It hurt me deeply to be expected to “toughen up” when the last thing I wanted to do was hurt anyone. And you know what? I became good friends with the head of the union and even his family.

     

    So, Charlie Xyloto, I say “good for you!” For not losing your ideals! I admire you for that. Be the kind of person you are. Guess what Chris just sang? “Don’t lose your trust!”. I am not kidding!

     

     

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    Thank you iamsue for your kind words! Trust is everything to me, whether it is between friends or co-workers, and having that trust broken by someone always hits me hard. I had a rough week that felt like all the energy just drained out of me, I'm doing better now. I just hope I could brush off these negative things easier and get on with my life without letting them get me down.

    The positive message that comes across in so many of Coldplay songs is exactly what drew me to their music and continues to cheer me up. Chris singing "Don't lose your trust" is just the kind of wonderful positivity that I need! I hope you're recovering well, I wish you all the best! :)

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  9. I've been kinda down lately and can't shake it off... I have a tendency to get really depressed when someone breaks my trust and it gets difficult to deal with that person in the future. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I try to play by the rules even if others don't. Life is difficult enough without these disappointments... :pensive:

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  10. Happy birthday, Ghost Stories!

     

    Okay, people, here is our religion.

     

    Chris is the God with a form of an angel, that makes sadness and sorrow disappear. Legend says that if you hear his singing voice, that means you are blessed.

     

    Jonny is the God that controls the weather, if he plays a sad chord on his guitar, it's either going to rain, or snow, or something worse. If he plays a happy one, means it will be a sunny day, or better! His blessing is accepting the weather no matter how bad or good it is.

     

    Will is the God of strength who protects Coldplayers and the other Gods. Legend says his blessing is if you be nice to people.

     

    Guy is the God of beauty, if you see his face you will be hypnotized for a period of time (hypnotisseeeddd), but you also may die if he wants you to. His blessing is to judge people from the inside, not their looks.

     

    Here are the holidays:

     

    Coldplay: 16th February (22)

     

    Jonny Buckland: September 11 1977 (40)

    Chris Martin: March 2 1977 (41)

    Guy Berryman: April 13 1978 (40)

    Will Champion: July 31 1978 (39)

    Phil Harvey: August 12 1976 (41)

     

    Parachutes: 7 June (17)

    AROBTTH: 26 August (15)

    X&Y: 6 June (12)

    VLVODAAHF: 12 June (9)

    Prospekt's March: 21 November (9)

    MX: 19 October (6)

    GS: 19 May (4)

    AHFOD: 4 December (2)

    Happy Birthday to Ghost Stories indeed! My favourite album so far, it maintains the mood so well throughout...

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  11. A twitter user said that we have to wait, at least, until July. The source is Mila Furstova’s social media manager (the artist of Ghost Stories artwork). He said that Coldplay will release a concert movie, a documentary and the documentary about Mila’s work for Ghost Stories (“Wings for Coldplay”)

    I would LOVE to see a decent documentary in addition to a concert film!

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  12. I completely agree with you. However, I find it funny when an artist names an album after themselves and announces that "it's a personal record". I mean, aren't all the albums by artists supposed to be personal when they sing the songs and their records bear their stage name? Unless they are given a few tracks by some songwriters or producers to record them just for the sake of despair because they are considered being "possible" hits to cash in... I don't think it really matters whether the lyrics adress something deeply personal or intimate but at least musicians might be able to relate to the words or melodies they are going to sell regardless of where they come from...

    Yeah, many artists do make songs primarily about their own life. Then there are artists that put on a persona, a role of some kind that allows them to sing about life without revealing themselves, they don't like to be known that intimately. Chris Martin has said his lyrics are like a musical diary, so it's always personal.

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  13. Thank you for your opinion! Now I see what you mean... It does really makes sense if we take a debut album into consideration. On the other hand, when a recording artist names the following albums after himself or herself, it just suprises me because I still perceive it as an unusual thing. Perhaps I ought to take it for granted from now on... :D

    Most frequently unofficial names are those that listeners or fans come up with, if I'm not mistaken?

    If it's an already established artist that names an album by his/her/their name it may have the same motivation of "this is me, this is a personal record". That's how I would interpret it at least... I assume it's the fans that come up with the unofficial names, though it wouldn't surprise me if it was the record label's doing. It might be frustrating for the marketing people to sell an album/albums that have no name other than the artists!:D

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  14. And The Beatles released their self-titled album, their 9th. But everyone refers to it as "The White Album".

    Yeah, self-titled/unnamed albums always get a nickname sooner or later!

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