151 oracle items tagged as chris
January 23, 2012 / submitted by Evelien Coolens, Belgium
Q.  Hello,

I was just wondering, is this Chris' handwriting?

I bought this a couple of years ago and it has bothered me ever since. If it is, this release must be genuine, right?

No, that isn't Chris' handwriting, this is.

January 5, 2012 / submitted by Ariel Aparicio, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle, heard on the Howard Stern Show that Chris was spreading something down his throat. What is it? Is it something he does before singing?

Thanks, much love.

That will have been Tiger Balm that I have mentioned before. It's applied externally so he'll have rubbed it onto the skin.

May 18, 2011 / submitted by Brooke, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Do you have any clue who this drawing is supposed to be of?

It's strange sometimes how questions come in. I don't recall ever getting a question about Michael Brauer and then I receive two in the same day!

I'd be tempted to guess that the doodle is actually of Michael and that's why he chose it for his gallery.
Chris has a habit of drawing and writing on the nearest thing to him be it a table or an Apple mac! Please don't try this at home.

March 2, 2011 / submitted by Henriette, Denmark
Q.  Dear Oracle!
Happy birthday to Chris today! Is it a working birthday for Chris? If so are you planning any surprises for him today? Maybe someone have baked him a double chocolate cake?? :-) I know he would enjoy that!
I wish him all the best for his birthday - will you say hi to him from me? Thanks!!
Have a great day dear Oracle.

Love, Henriette

If you remember, last year Coldplay performed in Brazil on his birthday and this year is no different in terms of it's a working day for Chris. The guys don't tend to take a day off for a birthday.
It won't spoil any surprise as everyone at the studio who has a birthday gets a cake and all congregate together for a piece. Sadly I shan't be there in body, only in spirit.
Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes by the way. It's much appreciated.

February 17, 2011 / submitted by Brooke, United States of America
Q.  Did Chris really do this? If he did I love it!

Hmmm well yes and no; they are his vocals. When you see "vs" it means versus and generally means that are two tracks pitched against each other yet spliced together. In this case we have Jay Z versus Nelly's All Good Things.
The latter had an early demo version of the song with Chris not only on backing vocals but the acapella intro that is used here.
What we're left with is neither song in its original form of course, so you can hear samples, vocals looped and repeated etc.

August 16, 2010 / submitted by Jamie, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle, would you go find Chris, smell him and report back as to what he smells like?

It just so happens that on the Latin American tour I found a scarf as we were coming through one airport. I assumed it belonged to someone in our party so picked it up.
I sat on the plane smelling its soothing and intoxicating smell when suddenly I turned to Chris and said "Erm, is this yours?"
He confirmed it was - the reason I knew was that it smelled of him. Up to that point I hadn't realised I even knew what Chris Martin smelled like (well, it's weird isn't it?) and it turns out it's Tiger Balm!

June 16, 2010 / submitted by Joe, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle,
I was browsing around and came across something. It says that Coldplay will call it quits at the age of 33.
Is this true?
I really hope not because I love this band and it would be a real upset for me and many others if they were to call it quits.
Thank you

Given that Chris is already 33 and they're in the studio recording that's just another comment Chris made that has been taken more literally than he ever intended.

March 4, 2010 / submitted by Juliana, Brazil
Q.  I was wondering the other day what is Chris's favorite song... if you could, please answer this question!!! Thank you.

Funny you should ask me that because after the Rio show I told Chris that Politik was the best I had ever heard them play it and it's my favourite. He replied that it was in his top two favourite Coldplay songs and you know what? I didn't think to ask what his favourite was! I will endeavour to find out as I suspect it changes from time to time so it may be different today than it was on Sunday!

March 4, 2010 / submitted by Tatiana, Brazil
Q.  Dear Oracle, I would really like to know how did Chris Martin feel about more then 60.000 Brazilians wishing and singing happy birthday to him yesterday (03.02.10) in the Sao Paulo concert? I hope he really liked it. I was there, and I sang with all my heart, as I think everybody did. I would really appreciate if you could answer me because me and all the Brazilian fans wanted to make that night very special for him, who spent HIS day making OUR day, and we would like to know if we got to do it somehow...???

Absolutely! You all made a huge impact at the show. It's an amazing feeling to perform to so many people on a birthday. I was stood with Chris' father and the band's publisher who asked "What were you doing 33 years ago?" and his Dad proceeded to tell us all about Chris' very first appearance.
Chris had a really great day yesterday and received many gifts; though he tries to keep it all low key there was a party thrown for him after the gig and we all had lots of fun.

December 22, 2009 / submitted by Devon, United States of America
Q.  Hello insanely attractive Oracle! I've seen other artists do this and I was just wondering if Chris ever drinks anything before and/or during a show that helps with his vocals. If so, what is his concoction?

Chris drinks hot water with fresh lemon juice, diced ginger and honey before, during and after the show.