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  1. #1 12 Coldplay Months of 2009: JANUARY (12 Puppets Playing!) 
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    "We feel bands need to fill their first 10 years, so we have lots to do before December 31, 2009. Chris Martin

    So they etablished one thing that this year was going to bring them and that was as ever for Coldplay a hell of a lot of work for the 12 months. But what happened for the band during the first month of this busy year? Well, lots actually.

    The band started off the year with yet more recognition off the back of their 2008 release Viva La Vida and Death And All His Friends. Mediatraffic awarded the band's 4th record 'Album of the Year' after shifting 6.5 million albums, well ahead of the second best selling album which was AC/DC's Black Ice.

    http://www.mediatraffic.de/year-end-albums.htm

    More good news came when they were nominated for yet more awards as they shared 4 Brit nominations each with Duffy, to take place on Wednesday 18th a two weeks after the Grammys, who designed a brilliant advertising poster for the event at the start of February.



    Guy Berryman and Will Champion spoke about their plans for 2009 in an interview on STV's The Five Thirty Show recorded in December 2008. Here they revealed some details on their summer stadium show as well as info on recording the bands 5th album on which they planned to start recording during the year. Guy discussed his Scottishness and about Jay Z's forthcoming support act for the band.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTeODkrxRT4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTeODkrxRT4[/ame]

    Life In Technicolor II from the Prospekt's March EP was confirmed to be the band's next single and with it came a Coldplay video which was different to say the least but nonetheless brilliant at the same time. The 4 members were intriguingly caricatured as puppets (with Guy's giving you nightmares for months to come) for this particular occasion. Directed by Dougal Wilson, and set in an English village fete, the video split opinion with some Coldplayers as the majority of you, 320 to be precise preferred to see the REAL Coldplay rather than the 311 who enjoyed the puppet show.



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXSovfzyx28"]YouTube- Coldplay - Life In Technicolor ii (HD)[/ame]

    Meanwhile whilst the other 3 were working in the studio with Brian Eno on ideas for their new album, Chris Martin toured Britain's most popular radio stations with a brilliant set of solo songs performed live to the nation. One of those was on Christian O Connell's breakfast show on January 30th, which included a lovely acoustic version of Viva.




    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siHZh0OooMw"]YouTube- Viva La Vida (Absolute Radio) - Chris Martin from Coldplay[/ame]

    As well as this Chris played a solo version of Life In Technicolor II at the NRJ Music Awards in Paris after which he collected on behalf of the band, the 'Music Award d'honneur' at which he tried speaking a bit of the French language, albeit a bit shakey!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuKCfoFW8bA"]YouTube- COLDPLAY NRJ music awards 01 2009[/ame]

    To conclude this review on the month of January in the Coldplay world, coldplay.com revealed an exclusive interview with Jonny Buckland.

    Hello Jonny, what are you up to?
    I'm in the studio.

    The Bakery?
    Yes. We pop in all the time, but this is the first time we've been back doing a little bit of stuff with Brian.

    Mr Eno?
    Yeah. It was enjoyable last time, so we asked if he fancied doing a little bit more. We're just sort of trying ideas at the moment.

    With a view to what?
    Just to having some ideas! We thought it would be an enjoyable and interesting thing to do.

    Is hypnotism involved?
    No hypnotism this time. We're using a few less oblique strategies, but they're strategies all the same.

    Can you reveal any of those strategies?
    No, not really. We're trying a load of different things and seeing where they take us.

    Is it nice to be doing that again after all the gigs last year?
    Yeah it's refreshing. After you've been playing for a while it stops feeling creative, so it's good doing some new things. We're trying to do things that haven't been done before, by us or anyone else.

    Do you think of your job as being 50 percent in the studio and 50 percent on the road?
    I would say my job is going on the road and my hobby is being in the studio. I enjoy the playing part of touring. Being on the road is great in small doses. but if it's more than ten weeks away in one go, that can be hard.

    So, 2008 went pretty well for Coldplay.
    I haven't really thought about it, to be honest.

    Well, you had the biggest selling album in the world last year.
    Did we? That is incredible.

    And you played gigs all around the world to sold-out audiences.
    Yeah, it was a great year actually. Very enjoyable. The only bit that wasn't so enjoyable was the bit right before the album came out. But the rest of the year went remarkably well.

    What was the best gig of last year?
    Brixton Academy. It was exciting because we were playing the new stuff. The free one at Madison Square Garden was great as well.

    What was the worst mistake you made on stage in 2008?
    Oh there were so many! Splitting my trousers on the run back from the C-stage bit was pretty hair-raising. It was in America, around Dallas time.

    Did you have a good Christmas break?
    Yeah, I went to Jamaica. It was very nice.

    The big excitement since Christmas has been the video for Life In Technicolor ii.
    Absolutely. I think it's our best video. I always have a fondness for videos I don't have to be in. I didn't have to do anything. It was a dream video. I think we should do all our videos this way.

    Guy's puppet perhaps isn't the best likeness to him.
    Oh, I think it bears a sort of distant resemblance.

    But Guy's a good looking man and his puppet isn't terribly good looking.
    Well, how many puppets are good looking?

    How did the video come together?
    To be honest I didn't have that much to do with it. Phil, who features quite heavily in the video, worked with the director who came up with a couple of ideas. This was the one that fit with the song.

    What did you think of Phil's acting debut?
    I thought it was superb. I particularly loved his sweater.

    What are you looking forward to most about this year?
    The stadium gigs, definitely. And going to Australia will be good - it's a long time since we've been there.

    Are you re-thinking the whole show for the stadium gigs?
    Yes, probably. I think we'll spend a good chunk of April pondering that. We'll have to do some things differently, I think.

    Will you be going to the Carling Cup Final at Wembley for research purposes?
    Sadly not, as we'll be in Australia. I'm a bit gutted to be missing it. I can't believe we [Tottenham] made it in. I turned on the radio when we were 3-0 down to Burnley with five minutes to go in extra time. It's been a strange season. But I'm really pleased to have Jermain Defoe back.

    Presumably it's nice have received so many Grammy and Brit nominations.
    It's wonderful. I don't think we're going to win any, though. I like to go into these things thinking that way.

    Is it still strange rubbing shoulders with lots of famous people at award shows?
    It is a bit. You still get that thing where you think you know people but actually you've only seen them on the telly. I had an awfully embarrassing moment with somebody, who I'm not going to name, when I waved to them and then I thought to myself, "Oh no you idiot, you don't know her, you've just seen her on TV!'

    So, is there any sort of time scale on when we might hear this new material you're working on?
    Not at the moment. We're not even recording anything, we're just playing. We do have some songs, but we''re really just trying things out at the moment.

    How's the trying out been going?
    Really, really well. It feels like we're expanding our palates. And we're having fun.


    And having fun is something that they'd continue throughout the year.
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    great opening review!

    I remember going to the absolute radio broadcast, me and jenjie were the only coldplayers from the board there!
    The early bird catches the worm. The second mouse gets the cheese!
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    awesome job! my title includes the puppets too!
    love is only in your mind
    and not your heart.
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    Thanks for the January review!
    It was nice rewatching those videos, and reading Jonny's interview.
    November 25, 2008, Honda Center in Anaheim,CA ; July 18, 2009, Home Depot Center in Carson,CA; August 3, 2011, UCLA Tennis Center; February 9, 2012, Jimmy Kimmel in Los Angeles, CA; May 1, 2012, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA= BEST days of my life!
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    Thank God you like it! Phew! Also Ian you were there at the broadcast??!

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    It was a great review
    Good, entertaining stories and with info I didn't knew before now
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    One verse of Wedding bells, written by Coldplay:
    Those wedding bells are ringing up upon that hill
    I don't want to swallow such a bitter pill
    You keep moving baby, I stay still
    I always loved you and I always will
    La La La La, La La La La
    .. and everything that went before doesn't matter
    La La La La, La La La La
    I always loved you and I always will

    My suggestion to a continuation:
    Those wedding bells are ringing, but baby I stay
    Sadly you and me just got so far away
    Oh, though our time is back in the past
    my love for you dear, it will always last
    La La La La..

    Those wedding bells are ringing, and baby you go
    Honey, I'll still stay here as you left me so
    I will stay and look back to the start
    You will always have a place in my heart
    La La La La...

    Those wedding bells are ringing, babe I hear the tweet
    The sound of them makes me feel so bittersweet
    Your feet will move while I stay in place
    My love for you dear, it's a living space
    La La La La..
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    Thank God you like it! Phew! Also Ian you were there at the broadcast??!
    yes, and we met ben jones there, and drank Absolute's Becks beer too!
    The early bird catches the worm. The second mouse gets the cheese!
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    Just removed the sig

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    Damn it i forgot to add a poll! Any point in doing so now?

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    Nice review.

    I am finishing up my month now. Since the months are being reviewed by different people, how will we know what number to put in our title?
    OK so 12 is taken....calls the number 5.
    Houston-Austin-Dallas-Cleveland-Indy-Alpine Valley-Dallas-ACL Taping-Houston-Dallas-Milwaukee-Today Show-Chicago-Chicago-DC-Philly-Orlando-Ft.Lauderdale-Houston-Dallas-Birmingham-Indy-San Antonio-Dallas-Houston-Alpine Valley-London-London-Mexico City-Mexico City-Guadalajara-Monterrey-Chicago-ACL Taping-Austin-Today Show- L.A.-Dallas-Dallas-Houston-Houston-DC-DC-East Rutherford-Chicago-Chicago-Brooklyn- NYC-NYC...
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    Thanks so much
    • COLDPLAY LIVE BUENOS AIRES 26 FEB 2010

    • COLDPLAY LIVE RIO DE JANEIRO 28 FEB 2010

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    Nice review.

    I am finishing up my month now. Since the months are being reviewed by different people, how will we know what number to put in our title?
    OK so 12 is taken....calls the number 5.



    I thought it just counted down from January (no 12) - December (no 1). So for example if you were February it'd go - 11 something something

    March - 10..... and so forth

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    I love the puppets~


    What a time to be alive.

    Keeper of: THE CLOCKS PIANO RIFF, Chris's sexy falsetto, Chris's sweatiness after performing a high-energy song, the Elvis impersonators in "Christmas Lights," the LOLdplay thread, LOLdplay Part II, Jonny's love of cake, "I don't mind not being cool" (Chris quote), the FUGPLAY thread, Major Minus, the Jimmy Kimmel Live "Lost and Found" skit, the 2008 SNL performance, the 2009 Grammys, the string section in Viva La Vida, Major Minus, Jonny's love of Sherlock Holmes, the moment when Chris hugged/fondled Guy's chest during "Viva La Vida" at the Liverpool Crisis concert, , "Who the fuck would wanna be king?" from the Liverpool Crisis gig performance of Viva La Vida, the Anton Corbijn music video for Viva La Vida, the Famous Old Painters instrumental leak, Major Minus, the rainbow walking man, all Mylo Xyloto-era graffiti, 'This is Jonny Buckland. He's our guitarist. He's my best friend and he wrote this song!' Coldplay's 2014 iTunes Festival/SXSW concert ... and did I mention Major Minus?

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    I mean if I had to choose the way I was going to die, Chris Martin running me over with a rolling desk chair would be at the top of the list.



    ~THESE CONCERTS THO~
    Coldplay: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center – August 3, 2009
    Green Day: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center – August 16, 2010
    Phoenix: Boston, MA – Agganis Arena – October 2010
    Coldplay: Boston, MA – TD Garden – July 29, 2012
    Florence + The Machine: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center – September 14, 2012
    Frank Turner: Boston, MA – House of Blues – November 30, 2013
    Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra: Cambridge, MA – Middle East – April 6, 2014
    Frank Turner: Boston MA – Boston Calling Festival – May 24, 2014
    Bastille: Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival – May 25, 2014



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    I thought it just counted down from January (no 12) - December (no 1). So for example if you were February it'd go - 11 something something

    March - 10..... and so forth

    guess I thought it should go the other way as in January is the 1st month. Ian and his ass backwardness!
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    Oh and I don't think this needs a poll.
    Houston-Austin-Dallas-Cleveland-Indy-Alpine Valley-Dallas-ACL Taping-Houston-Dallas-Milwaukee-Today Show-Chicago-Chicago-DC-Philly-Orlando-Ft.Lauderdale-Houston-Dallas-Birmingham-Indy-San Antonio-Dallas-Houston-Alpine Valley-London-London-Mexico City-Mexico City-Guadalajara-Monterrey-Chicago-ACL Taping-Austin-Today Show- L.A.-Dallas-Dallas-Houston-Houston-DC-DC-East Rutherford-Chicago-Chicago-Brooklyn- NYC-NYC...
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