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1 September 2014 - submitted by Newman, Canada

Q.  Hey Oracle,

Just wondering if you could fill me in on Jonny's amp settings. He's the best. And so are you!

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1 September 2014 - submitted by Joao Vitor Felicio, Canada

Q.  Hey oracle, just wondering if Johnny ever uses a Fender Twin Reverb, or is it safe to say he sticks to his Devilles?

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1 September 2014 - submitted by Joao , Canada

Q.  Just wondering what string gauge/tuning is used for Charlie Brown. It sounds very jangly. I like it!

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29 August 2014 - submitted by Maria, Venezuela

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #182
What would you do if someone cheated on you? On one hand I think it would be
childish to take revenge, but on the other it would be impossible not to want to.
Einstein said that the intelligent people are the ones who ignore, but how could you ignore that?

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29 August 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

This week I have chosen a question referring to the True Love video's postscript.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 4 September.

Is anything possible?
Tatiana, Indonesia.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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29 August 2014 - submitted by Heather, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello wise Oracle! So there is this guy (please don't scoff). I was really really really close with this guy at some point. Everyday I would unwind by telling him my feelings and secrets and just everything. Mind you that I am a deeply unhappy person. This person abandoned me and stopped talking to me. I confronted him and asked why and he said he didn't know. Sometimes I feel like it was my fault because I was always talking about negative stuff instead of positive stuff. I've always been a serious person. I was in so much pain when he stopped talking to me. (EDITED) My heart aches everyday and I just don't know what to do. I want to move on but I can't. Please help.

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28 August 2014 - submitted by Lucas, France

Q.  Hi
Before the True Love video got released, there was a rumor that the famous choregrapher Blanca Li was going to be involved. Was that indeed the case? Thanks!

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28 August 2014 - submitted by Sandy, United Kingdom

Q.  Where was the True Love video filmed?

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28 August 2014 - submitted by Kira, Australia

Q.  Is it wrong to lead a boy on if you don't feel any sparks there, to spare hurting his feelings?

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28 August 2014 - submitted by Mary , United States of America

Q.  Hi O,
Is Roadie#42 going to follow me tonight? I hope so!
S,D.

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27 August 2014 - submitted by Joelle, Syria

Q.  Hey Oracle so I just watched True Love's music video and I want to know the name of the girl.
Thanks xx

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27 August 2014 - submitted by Noely, Argentina

Q.  Hi Oracle!
When True Love will be released as single? Or it was released on August 18?
Thanks.

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27 August 2014 - submitted by Arthur, United States of America

Q.  Hello Oracle! I am not sure if you already have answered this question but it would be heavily appreciated! Thanks.
On a occasion has Chris or any band member in that case have had to miss or cancel a show because they were too sick?

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26 August 2014 - submitted by Valentine, France

Q.  Hello Oracle !
I have watched the music video for A Sky Full Of Stars and let me just say - it is amazing! I love how humble and simple it is, and I also love Chris' smile through the whole thing :)
My question is, though, I noticed he had an iPad attached to his leg, was that any use at all ?
Thanks for answering !
Valou.

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26 August 2014 - submitted by Stephanie , Canada

Q.  Hello Oracle,

I stumbled upon a Life In Technicolor ii 7 inch vinyl and was wondering if it was an official release or if it must be a bootleg copy?

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25 August 2014 - submitted by Catherine, United States of America

Q.  Who were the ballet dancers in the True Love video? I am a ballet dancer myself so am very curious and envious! Thank you Oracle!

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25 August 2014 - submitted by Faye, Australia

Q.  Hi friend,
I just saw Chris do the ice bucket challenge, who's he with? She said she's a fashion designer.

By the way, it was my favourite ice bucket challenge! (I'm not bias at all ;-) )

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25 August 2014 - submitted by Faheem, United Kingdom

Q.  How did Coldplay play two New Years Eve shows on the same night one in Abu Dhabi and one in Austin TX?

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22 August 2014 - submitted by Miranda, Australia

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #181
Currently in tears, I came out of a 9 year relationship a year ago where the other person thought it was good to purposely hurt me for their own gratification.
It took over a year to get over this.
I have since met someone who is really nice and an inspiration. We are in a no commitment relationship, but when he says that he is going to come over he does not.
Should I continue with this?
I have known him for over 2 years and liked him from the first time I met him. If you say you're going to come over then do so. I am a pretty simple easy going person and my mum calls me a big softy cause all I do is help people. Should I continue with this no commitment relationship, even though I have deep feelings for this person now, or should I just push everything down toughen up and get on with life?

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22 August 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 28 August.

What would you do if someone cheated on you? On one hand I think it would be
childish to take revenge, but on the other it would be impossible not to want to.
Einstein said that the intelligent people are the ones who ignore, but how could you ignore that? Thanks for reading. Maria, Venezuela.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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21 August 2014 - submitted by Nathan, Netherlands

Q.  Hey Oracle,

Why does Chris Martin after, I don't know, 10 years of playing his Yamaha GT20 pianos, suddenly switch to a different one?

Greetings from Holland
Nathan.

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21 August 2014 - submitted by Isaac, Spain

Q.  Dear Oracle, am I wrong or there is no audience at this concert? I'm losing my mind trying to figure it out! Hahahahahaha.
Thank you!

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20 August 2014 - submitted by Hunter, United States of America

Q.  Hi, Oracle.
Many of us know the 1975 hit song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and that it was re-released in 1992. My question for you is do Coldplay have the power to re-release a song they've already put out or is that something that just happens as a song grows more popular on its own? If the case be true, I could see Clocks regain its popularity. What do you think?
Thanks!

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20 August 2014 - submitted by Miguel, Mexico

Q.  I have a quick question that came to my mind a second ago :
Is the VIVA logo still painted at The Bakery's wall?

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20 August 2014 - submitted by Jacob, Canada

Q.  I watched the A Sky Full of Stars video, and I'm pretty sure I saw Chris Martin in it. Am I right?

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19 August 2014 - submitted by William, United Kingdom

Q.  Watched ASFOS video and I do believe Roadie 42 makes an appearance as well.

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19 August 2014 - submitted by John, United Kingdom

Q.  Is it 'Ask-Oracle-About-The-ASFOS-Music-Video' day?

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19 August 2014 - submitted by Mariano, Venezuela

Q.  Dear Oracle, I watched the ASFOS video again and I saw Matt McGinn with sunglasses and of course Kelly. Still missing who you mentioned yesterday? Can't wait for the True Love video!

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19 August 2014 - submitted by Saad , Morocco

Q.  Dear Oracle, were you or Anchorman in ASFOS video ? (Just read your answer among today's questions and it made me think...)
Thanks a lot !

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19 August 2014 - submitted by Luke, United States of America

Q.  Is Avicii in the ASFOS video?

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18 August 2014 - submitted by Andrea, Peru

Q.  Hi Oracle,
Why Phil was in a koala suit on the #ASFOS video?
Thanks!

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18 August 2014 - submitted by Michael, United Kingdom

Q.  To The Oracle
Paradise (an awesome song, from an awesome album, from an awesome band) has some strings in it. Are they 'real' or from a string synthesizer?
Thanks.

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18 August 2014 - submitted by Chloe, Lebanon

Q.  Dear Oracle,

Many thoughts crossed my mind during my Coldplayathon (a.k.a. Listening to the full discography of Coldplay in one go)

And here is a thought that kept crossing my mind and I was wondering what is your input on it:

What is more important in life? To do whatever it takes to chase your dreams and ambitions, or to stick to friends and family and be contented with what you have?

Thanks!

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15 August 2014 - submitted by Jojo, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #180
I'm a full-time college student but I'm feeling more and more guilty and anxious about not having a job to help my family. My parents work extremely hard and I feel like they are earning just enough to pay their bills. I'm scared that they're never going to be free of their debt and me not working is not helping. They've assured me that they'd rather have me continue studying hard and getting As in school, but I still feel guilty. Coldplay's music helps me when I start to panic but sometimes it's not enough. Do you have any advice?

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15 August 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 21 August.

Currently in tears, I came out of a 9 year relationship a year a go were the other person thought it was good to purposely hurt me for their own gratification, It took over a year to get over this. I have since meet someone who is really nice and an inspiration, we are in a no commitment relationship, but when he says that he is going to come over he does not. Should I continue with this. I have know him for over 2 years and liked him from the first time I meet him. If you say your going to come over then do so, I am a pretty simple easy going person and my mum calls me a Big softy, cause all I do is help people. Should I continue with this no commitment's relationship, even though I have deep feelings for this person now, or should I just push everything down toughen up and get on with life? Miranda, Australia.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

The Oracle replies...



14 August 2014 - submitted by Carla N, Peru

Q.  Do you believe that everyone has a doppelganger or twin in the world? Because there's a guy in the place I work that look EXACTLY like Jonny.
Thank you for your answer.

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14 August 2014 - submitted by Lisa, United Kingdom

Q.  My daughter was/is an amazing drummer but she's had 1 year off after getting a bit burnt out after constantly performing/practising . She is now 14 years old and has just picked music for her GCSE , how can she get back into having fun with drumming without getting pressure from teachers. She would love to get back onto stage but she doesn't have a band to perform with.

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14 August 2014 - submitted by Mitchell, Canada

Q.  Great Oracle;
I am really curious about the song Mining on the Moon. I can't find it anywhere, and based on the title it sounds like it would be a really interesting song. Did you ever hear it? Are there lyrics or any information that you can give us about the song? That would amazing :D
Thanks! Good day

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14 August 2014 - submitted by Hermon, Ethiopia

Q.  I met 3 guys that are perfect for me. One of them is everything I've ever dreamed of but he lives a continent away from me.
The second one makes me feel like I'm a princess and I deserve everything in the world. He calms me down when I'm angry and he's just the best thing that's ever happened to me. He tells me he luvs me everyday but he sees me just as a friend and now he moved to England but he's coming to visit for the summer.
The third guy I can tell anything to and is really funny but he has an anger management problem like me and I need a guy that can help me calm myself not worsen the fire.
I really don't know what to do. Can u help me Oracle? Thanks.

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13 August 2014 - submitted by Millie, United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle,
I realised that Coldplay seem to hire artists to create the artwork for their albums and I was wondering if they ever created art between themselves?
Thank you!
Millie:)

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13 August 2014 - submitted by Angie, Peru

Q.  Hi Oracle. :-D
I need you to answer these questions, it would be very important to me.
1. I was browsing online and saw the image of a book: Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay by Matt McGinn, and let me know if still for sale ...
2. Violin or bass?? I love those two instruments, but they will only going to give me one for my birthday. Which would you choose? which brands you recommend?
Thanks dear, funny and beautiful Oracle,
Angie
P.S: greetings from Peru, we love you.

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13 August 2014 - submitted by Carly, Australia

Q.  Please smart Oracle let me know the truth my Aunty said bands have to lip sync on Brit tv shows because of expenses. I'm so upset I have seen them perform on the Graham Norton show and no way it looked like it was lip synced! After being at 2 Coldplay concerts I know they don't lip sync plz Oracle I hope I can tell my Aunty she is wrong! Put my heart and stress at ease thanks for all your posts.

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12 August 2014 - submitted by Rhys, Canada

Q.  Is it too late to tweet an #ASFOSstar to Coldplay? I just got Twitter and missed out on posting it for the band to see.

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12 August 2014 - submitted by Jordan, Australia

Q.  Hi oracle, I would like to know what the exact meaning of the song, The Scientist is. In detail please it's for a school assignment.

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12 August 2014 - submitted by Danielle, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I was in a restaurant the other day and I heard a song that sounded a lot like God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, so out of curiosity, I used SoundHound and found out Mark Ronson did his own version. I really liked it... How/Why was this version created and what does the band think of it??
Thanks!

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11 August 2014 - submitted by PrincessOfChina, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello to Coldplay and all the Coldplayers of the world!
Ok, I have many friends who are fans of Coldplay, one of my dearest friends asked me, "Wouldn't it be great if Coldplay wished every Coldplayer a happy birthday".
Well, my question is:
Would it be possible for Coldplay to send us Coldplayers a HAPPY BIRTHDAY greeting by email when our b-day comes around?
Thank much! Kisses.

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11 August 2014 - submitted by Marco, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
Recently I've been seeing posts in twitter where Chris (in an interview) says: "I've always known we needed to make 7 albums... After that, I don't know."
To us, Coldplay fans, that was very shocking and for most, saddening...
Does that mean the ending of Coldplay?

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11 August 2014 - submitted by Bonnie, United States of America

Q.  Does the band go through customs like every else or do they go through a special line? Do they fly on private jets?

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8 August 2014 - submitted by Olivia, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #179
My mom once told me that once in a person's lifetime they have this one short moment that they remember for the rest of their lives. Do you think this is true? How could one small fragment of time be so important? Olivia. USA.

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8 August 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 14 August.

I'm a full-time college student but I'm feeling more and more guilty and anxious about not having a job to help my family. My parents work extremely hard and I feel like they are earning just enough to pay their bills. I'm scared that they're never going to be free of their debt and me not working is not helping. They've assured me that they'd rather have me continue studying hard and getting As in school, but I still feel guilty. Coldplay's music helps me when I start to panic but sometimes it's not enough. Do you have any advice? Jojo. USA.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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