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Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:34 am
by ef37a
'Arp' was it the loss of the wife or the CAR that broke you up?!!

Dave.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:46 am
by IAA
Rush of Blood to the Head

Yes I liked that too, an “on the cusp album”, Coldplay remind me so much of how I saw U2. Great early albums, inventive sound a move to stadium sounding anthems and then......?

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:00 pm
by CS70
ef37a wrote:Great idea!
Since most people see bands on a huge screen and through a monster PA what does it matter if it originates 3,000 miles away, or indeed is live?

Guess it's a bit like vinyl. It's not really the musical content, but the whole experience. That's what people pay for, these days - the feel of being able to say and remember "I've been there" (ok, with other 10000 ones but... :) )

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:12 pm
by OneWorld
They won't be turning the lights on at Blackpool Illuminations then?

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:14 pm
by Wonks
OneWorld wrote:They won't be turning the light on at the Blackpool Illumination then?
FTFY in a planet caring way.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:28 pm
by Arpangel
ef37a wrote:'Arp' was it the loss of the wife or the CAR that broke you up?!!

Dave.

I'd already lost the wife, but the car was the last straw!

:shock:

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:20 pm
by ManFromGlass
Pardon my French, but such f*** arrogance to think we are some kind of stewards of this planet and that our activities can protect it. The earth has survived much worse than humankind. The only thing we can do maybe is slowdown our race’s demise on this globe.

A solar powered concert that uses no plastic? Either a good marketing person is in place or they are all dimwits.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:39 pm
by Agharta
Is this the plot for another sequel to Independence Day?
Aliens have heard a press demo of the new Coldplay album and threaten to blow up the planet if they tour.
Better hope they don't catch Eurovision on catchup or we are all royally screwed, not just the underage girls.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:43 pm
by Arpangel
ManFromGlass wrote:Pardon my French, but such f*** arrogance to think we are some kind of stewards of this planet and that our activities can protect it. The earth has survived much worse than humankind. The only thing we can do maybe is slowdown our race’s demise on this globe.

A solar powered concert that uses no plastic? Either a good marketing person is in place or they are all dimwits.

Just watched a great video about a guy in Texas living off-grid, he was very happy, and gave a demonstration of his hand pans, very inspiring, and there was no electricity involved, and I'm actually quite happy these days sitting on my porch listening to our bass wind chimes, the amount of enjoyment I get from that in terms of bang for buck is enormous compared with my studio, certainly no less, it makes you wonder.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:56 pm
by ef37a
CS70 wrote:
ef37a wrote:Great idea!
Since most people see bands on a huge screen and through a monster PA what does it matter if it originates 3,000 miles away, or indeed is live?

Guess it's a bit like vinyl. It's not really the musical content, but the whole experience. That's what people pay for, these days - the feel of being able to say and remember "I've been there" (ok, with other 10000 ones but... :) )

Yes, yes, I get the whole 'experience' thing. I am just saying these are the sort of luxuries people are just going to have to do without.
The politicians either have no idea or are scared witless to tell us plebs just HOW much we need to stop doing.

(Oh and BTW. Don't like vinyl. Very polluting compared to data.)

Dave.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:16 pm
by CS70
ef37a wrote:The politicians either have no idea or are scared witless to tell us plebs just HOW much we need to stop doing.

(Oh and BTW. Don't like vinyl. Very polluting compared to data.)

Dave.

Agreed, but when they do, you get a Brexit, or a Trump :(

I also know that there are far more pressing concerns that touring acts - and at this stage is no longer an issue of stopping doing something to prevent a crisis, but to do something actively to reverse it. The runaway effect, unchecked, is unavoidable now no matter what we stop doing. Luckily more and more politicians are understanding this - with a few noticeable exceptions alas.

That said, don't get me wrong - I have no quarrel with anything that makes people understand the enormity of the situation. So even if it's only a symbolic gesture, it's a good thing.

Agree also on vinyl. But it is what it is regardless.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:20 am
by Mixedup
N i g e l wrote:I thought some of the journalists at the press conference were quite harsh on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x75EsCYCXLU

So was the Rochdale Herald :bouncy:

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:50 am
by blinddrew
I suspect that if countries simply charged the rates of tax on air fuel as they do on land and shipping fuel then the true economics of touring would be revealed to be unpalatable and a more modest approach would emerge.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:53 pm
by ManFromGlass
Funny that. If the price of flying was based on the costs involved few of us could afford to fly. And the price of those much needed chocolate truffles flown from Switzerland to Canada (sarcasm font on) might be too expensive to contemplate.

Re: Coldplay not touring to save planet

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:15 pm
by CS70
ManFromGlass wrote:Funny that. If the price of flying was based on the costs involved few of us could afford to fly. And the price of those much needed chocolate truffles flown from Switzerland to Canada (sarcasm font on) might be too expensive to contemplate.

What do you mean? Many airlines are private businesses, and the cost involved in flying are definitely accounted for?