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Everything posted by MosesTheMarshmallow

  1. Cool observation! I imagine this has to do with the fact that a lot of performances for Everyday Life had the live string section - so maybe they decided to do the live strings AND live acoustic guitar through the end? Here's my tiny contribution (but I love the idea of this thread and have many things to add)... In this new performance of Trouble in Town, you can see that Jonny is playing slide guitar in the bridge just before his big solo, essentially doubling the string line with a much darker/haunting quality (he does NOT do this in 2019 performances). This is similar to what he does in live performances of Oceans where Jonny plays the string line with an ebow and slide.
  2. Cool video! Reminds me a lot of this: Still not the biggest fan of the song due to the pitched voice thing and lack of guitar (guitar in the live version is very pleasant though).
  3. Silly question but does anyone recall where the big Coldplay mural and room where you can listen to the album is? I vaguely thought it was shoreditch but now can’t find info online.
  4. Just wondering if there are any more performances coming up in the next few weeks? I'd love to hear Christmas Lights. :(
  5. Just saying that I was totally right on the second point since if you look in the music video, you see some little kids holding on to one of those spinny playground things during that line in the song (god what are those called)
  6. There are 9 planets if you count Pluto, planets are spheres, and we are waiting for LP9. Maybe we will get the space rock follow up to X&Y we've been waiting for for years.
  7. I love your profile picture!!!!!! (green is my favourite colour)

  8. Great video! I'll come back with more detailed thoughts, but I'll say for now that this was beautiful. I'm wondering if anyone had a kneejerk reaction that this was poverty porn or something of that sort? (think HFTW video) I had a little bit of this, but also highly appreciate the intent of the video.
  9. Thanks so much for sharing! Looked like a good crowd! Because I'm the backing track stickler, I'm going to point out that the vocals on Orphans are live, but the instruments on Orphans are not. Or at least Jonny's guitar isn't live. :(
  10. SOON. [MEDIA=twitter]1203944258442612736[/MEDIA] View: https://twitter.com/coldplay/status/1203944258442612736
  11. Are you a spambot? You have to tell us if you're a spambot! ;P
  12. The guitar he uses to play Magic is also a Nash strat-style guitar!
  13. GPASUYF is a good guess^^^. My other best guesses for musically similar moments: Prospekt's March right at 1:20 Careful Where You Stand from 1:30 onwards in the chorus Speed of Sound in its bridge starting 3:30 The guitar tone is also a bit like the chorus of All Your Friends or the bridge of True Love (but the chord changes are a bit different).
  14. Wow, when Coldplay shows are far and few between right now, this video was just what I needed to avoid re-watching the Jordan performance yet again. THANK YOU!!!! ^Based on the above video, it sounds like Chris is singing 1 octave below the studio vocals. Unless Will is singing (couldn't confirm due to camera angle), then there are playback vocals there. :(
  15. Suggestions: some silly, some serious :) -The last 15 seconds of Sunrise, as appeared in the first preview of the album. -The police brutality snippet on TiT...won't your colleagues just love hearing "WHAT'S THE X STAND FOR..FUCK.." -The last few notes of Daddy where the piano and xylophone play the same ascending melody -Horns from Arabesque -The intro to Eko (those guitars!) -The autotuned voice of "cry cry cryyyyy" over and over again -The intro to Orphans Speaking of ringtones, this is one of my favourite videos of all time - pay attention to the first few seconds:
  16. It's fun but I definitely prefer the original, with the organ and the big kickass drums. The Midnight-crossover version's pretty good too. :) This version is really interesting though because it's not just acoustic guitar, it's like actively FOLKSY acoustic guitar kind of like on Till Kingdom Come. I wonder if more of X&Y started that way than we think. Or maybe they're just trying a thing out. What if the next album is aggressively folk rock, like an album's worth of the Goldrush?!
  17. Thanks to those who recorded! Weird broadcast order. :/ The actual show had a very good setlist. Ah the wedding era must've been when Christmas Lights came out (they were wearing that stuff from the music video). Wedding Bells was written around that time too! As a random sidenote - I believe this is the first appearance of the Fender Stratocaster Jonny used for the first half of the MX tour, as yet unpainted in this performance:
  18. How does one watch an Instagram livestream? Or any livestream of this show?? Edit - just read the last few posts. That's messed up. Haven't they listened to Trouble in Town. :/
  19. Agreed but I think some of the ethics DOES boil down to this - everything we do can either increase or decrease the speed of climate change. And everything we do either increases or decreases our enjoyment of life. A Coldplay concert right now probably contributes to climate change AND increases our enjoyment of life. If we can move the needle towards preventing climate change then we're doing better, and that can take various forms. But it doesn't change the fact that right now it takes coal-and-oil electricity to power a Coldplay concert, jet fuel and cars to get them places, etc.
  20. So what's the likelihood that the band would hire a team of us to help them figure this out?! This topic is actually very close to what I study (food policy and the connection between agriculture, food systems, and health). Good point (and valid nuances to add!). I wonder if Chris telling audiences to eat more chocolate is very sustainable though. ;P
  21. Will there be a livestream? Sorry if I missed the answer to that question.
  22. A page out of Ariana Grande's book - her concerts have partnered with a nonprofit to register thousands of young people to vote: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ariana-grande-bernie-sanders-photo_n_5dd5c1eae4b010f3f1d22e35 Similarly, Coldplay concerts could register young people to vote, who are on average the most likely to vote for pro-climate policies like the Green New Deal (and support Greta Thunberg and the like). The band would ask you, "WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO YOU WANT IT TO BE?"
  23. Another idea - more cinema showings of live DVDs + VR touring. There was that Chicago VR show during the AHFOD tour. While this is kind of an unsavoury option, the reality is that a lot of electronic artists are just playing recordings anyways.
  24. These are amazing ideas and I bet you could start a boutique consulting company just operationalizing these!!!!! Here are some of mine: -Sustainable food at shows (in addition to the water!) - Require venues to not serve meat products or only sustainable meat products, at least for the day Coldplay comes but ideally for every show. There's no need for those crappy barely-food hot dogs. Also, banning sugary beverages goes a long way towards sustainability because sugary beverages tend to waste water supplies in making the plastic bottles, using water, sugar/corn syrup production, etc in a more resource intensive way than just providing people clean water. Coldplay already has a history of sustainable catering for its own members and crew, so why not apply that reasoning to the whole show. -Make everything powered by solar panels. Not sure how the band could do this since they'd have to travel with them? But if they could convince a set of venues to invest in a microgrid that charges batteries all day and then gets used for the show?? -Train and boat travel ONLY for the band. And then livestream shows from the boat?! -Reduce plastics seems like a no-brainer. Unfortunately they should probably not do confetti or balloons either. Xylobands might be a better bet from a sustainability front? -Donate proceeds to environmental activism: at least turn concerts into a necessary evil of raising money for groups like Greenpeace, Sunrise, Exctinction Rebellion, the UN, local indigenous groups, etc. (many more to name) -Agreed on reimbursements for use of public transport -Agreed on festivals and co-touring (also leads to cool collaborations?!) -Carbon offsets. These don't solve anyone's problems, but it's something *shrug*.
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