New Coldplay is on it's way... sounds like TV
I'm not sure I've ever seen a track listing that could be mistaken so easily for a page out of a TV Guide. Off the top of my head, here's how I see it panning out...
Life In Technicolor:
(Disney Channel) A lighthearted, tween comedy starring some 10 or 11 year-old generation-y'er named Skyler and his best friend robot who can text message and has a built in PSP.
Cemeteries of London:
(CBS) A mystery/drama about an orphaned, twenty-something, British girl who is mentally attuned to the paranormal and searches said cemeteries to discover how her parents died.
(ABC Family) A spin-off of Lost that is basically the same thing but it stars high schoolers.
(1.) (Comedy Central) Kind of like 24 on FOX, except it stars Dave Attell and he has 42 hours to figure out what happened during the other 6 that he can't remember because of his drinking binge; or (2.) (HBO) a miniseries on the life and times of Jackie Robinson and his color barrier-breaking entrance into the MLB.
Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love:
(VH1) A block marathon of the two hottest new Asian-Invasion reality shows:
Lovers in Japan: Six sexually-adventurous Americans are placed in a post-modern party mansion located in Tokyo, Japan. During the day, they swap shares on the Tokyo Stock Market, but come nighttime, they swap spit as they become the victims of their own raging libidos.
Reign of Love: Twenty-five sexy, single, Asian-American women compete for the affections and courtship of the recently heart broken and deposed Emperor of Japan as he tries to regain his livelihood in the always wild and rowdy Orange County, California. Which one of the almost beautiful and slightly soiled new suitors can fill his throne as his new "Queen"?
(ABC) This comedy stars some talk, dark and handsome guy that nobody has heard of but charms all the ladies, and his struggles with the physical inability to say the word "no". Hilarity ensues...for five episodes until they completely run out of plot ideas.
Viva La Vida:
(MTV) This reality show chooses one applicant each week to "viva la vida" (live the life) of their favorite Spanish-speaking recording artists and spend the day with them. Show is canceled the overwhelming majority of applicants choose Shakira, while the remaining submit eerily flamboyant videos dedicating their love to Ricky Martin. Reruns of the show will play four times a day on MTV2 and late nights on MTV.
(The CW) A coming-of-age melodrama that focuses on the angst and drama of a small group of perpetually youthful teenagers that attend a small suburban high school in the town of Violet Hill.
(1.) (Oxygen) In this made-for-TV-movie, a rigid business women working on Wall Street goes through a breakdown when her marriage falls apart. She returns to her laid-back country home town to do some self healing where finds vision and virtue while spending time on her old porch swing, which coincidentally is full of nostalgia and the answers she needs to move on. (2.) (ESPN) A miniseries chronicling the ups, down, home runs, and errors of famed baseball player and drug-user, Darryl Strawberry.
Death and All His Friends:
(1.) (FX) A breakthrough, new crime drama starring somebody you'd never expect to star in a breakthrough, new crime drama. (2.) (FOX) A brilliant, new animated comedy from Seth McFarlane starring the grim reaper named Death, from his popular show Family Guy. Despite it's brilliance, show is canceled after two and one half seasons.
Sounds about right to me. If you've got your own TV show takes on Coldplay's track list, post away in the Comments Section. Hopefully the lyrical content of the album won't reflect the song titles' TV show potential. Could the boys in Coldplay be the new Awesom-O?
Anyway, the album is due out June 16 or 17th and they're going to try and get a song or two out before then.