151 oracle items tagged as chris
January 16, 2014 / submitted by Aranzazu, Chile
Q.  Dear Oracley, last weekend me and my friends watched Coldplay Live 2012 (which btw is amazing), but for some kind of reason none of us could understand (or even translate) what Chris says at the end of the film. The only thing that we could figure out it was something about chocolate. Could you help us? It seems that Chris' super-british accent took us by surprise!

I can indeed help. Chris says:
"I'm going to celebrate the end of this video with a Cadbury's Button. Do they exist in the future? I dunno, me watching back this video outtakes, are you still eating buttons in the year 2032? Or have they come up with some new kind of new space food chocolate thing which you just inject through your nostril? Without the calories but with all the taste and flavour of that crunchy Button you're about to hear now (we then hear him bite the chocolate). Cheers. (he laughs).

January 7, 2014 / submitted by Raj , Canada
Q.  Hi all-knowing Oracle,
A question about the Paradise video. Why does Chris Martin in the middle of Africa riding a unicycle come out of character and take his elephant head off?
Take care,
RK from Canada.

Because it was blooming boiling hot in that suit - especially in the heat of the weather! I think the real question is why it was included in the video. There were discussions about keeping Chris' identity anonymous but there was also the feeling that perhaps people wouldn't believe it was really Chris unless they saw him so the decision was made to keep that reveal in the video.

December 16, 2013 / submitted by Laurie, Canada
Q.  I have just read that the boys have been nominated for a Golden Globe! Is this the first time this has happened, and how excited are they?

Given that Atlas is the band's first song recorded for a film there has never been a song eligible before.
The Hollywood Film Awards (where it won the Hollywood Song Award) and the Golden Globes nominations are their first within the film industry.
They are thrilled to have been shortlisted - it's very exciting indeed!

December 16, 2013 / submitted by Thomas, Canada
Q.  When was the last time you talked to Mr Christopher Martin himself?

I'll be seeing them on Thursday at the Under 1 Roof show but not counting any text messages, I haven't seen Chris, or any of the guys in person since May. Blimey, that's ages ago!

December 12, 2013 / submitted by Tori, United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle, I was wondering what the name of the egg-shaped guitar Chris uses in this performance of Yellow was?
I believe it's also one of the guitars that the band the Rolling Stones used.

It's been a while since I answered this question. I first replied to it in 2009 and again here in 2010.
And yes, here is Rolling Stone's Brian Jones playing one.

December 3, 2013 / submitted by Joshua, United States of America
Q.  What Metallica film was Chris talking about in this interview?

The interviewer does say the name of the film but you must have missed it as Chris starts answering over it. Some Kind Of Monster is Metallica's documentary film from 2004.

November 27, 2013 / submitted by Ilona and Przemek, Poland
Q.  Hello Oracle, we've got a strange question :) does Chris was riding on a bike around National Stadium in Warsaw during Coldplay's visit in Poland last year 19.09.2012 ?? Thanks for answer, it's really important to us :) Love, Ilona and Przemek.

I'm not sure but it's possible. There are bikes backstage to make it easier to get around but it's not usually the band riding them. That doesn't mean that on the odd occasion they haven't. I'll ask around but it may not bring further answers.
FYI the bikes were painted bright graffiti colours.

November 18, 2013 / submitted by frank Martinez, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle. I met Chris on Nov. 5 2013 in Hollywood, CA at a secret show he did at a place called Hotel Cafe. He literally is the biggest influence and inspiration in my life and I was fortunate to speak with him for about 10 minutes. I gave him a link to my music video, as I am a solo artist. I was just wondering if Chris was able to watch it? He said he would and I truly believe him and he probably did watch it. I don't mind if he wasn't interested or didn't like the song or video, but I would like to know if he watched it? If you can ask him for me and reply, It would be much appreciated. I believe he will remember me. I also tried to be as respectful as I could to him. He was a true gentleman. Thank you Oracle.

Gosh, it's turning into a morning of "no" responses. I'm ever so sorry but that's not going to be possible. Not just because this was something during Chris' down time (I covered the secret gig last week) but as I'm sure you can imagine, the band meet many people so I don't get involved in tracking conversations, gifts, links, letters etc. I'm sure if he said he will watch it, he will.
Feel free to submit the link (that I have edited out, sorry) via our Hypnofeed section on the site. If it's chosen we can all watch.

November 7, 2013 / submitted by Ethan, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle,
I heard that Chris played a secret live show in LA yesterday. How come Chris doesn't do intimate acoustic sets more often for the public to purchase tickets? I could imagine it would be a very expensive show but I would be willing to pay. All those record label execs got to see a cool show while I was sitting in my room hating life. I would give up like 4 toes to see that show.

Blimey Ethan! There's no reason to hate life or promise toe sacrifice.
I don't know what makes you think "all those record label execs" were there. That wasn't the case.
On 5th November, Chris played at Hotel Cafe, a small music venue in L.A.
It wasn't advertised; the audience were there to see the other acts on the bill.
He was there to practice for his upcoming performance at the Michael J Fox Foundation event.
Here is a photo from the night.
Even though the venue has a no video / flash photography policy, it's hardly surprising that when something this exciting happens the policy went out of he window!
During Clocks, Chris stopped thinking he'd made a mistake and joked about hoping nobody would put it on YouTube. They did.

November 6, 2013 / submitted by Priscilla, Netherlands
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I've noticed that Chris' nose almost touches the piano keys when he is playing and not singing. Just concentration or bad lights during concerts for proper seeing?

It's the way Chris immerses himself in the music. He's not looking at the keys most of the time so it's nothing to do with lights. They can all play brilliantly and know all the songs well enough that I'm sure they'd play the right notes in the pitch black!