Thursday, July 13, 2006


Good raspberry lord, even when Chris Martin tries to throw his political weight about, he does it in an apologetic way. If he'd written the Communist Manifesto, it would have started "If you've got a moment, workers of the world, you know you could probably take your chains off, but ask your bosses first. Actually, probably best to keep the chains on, just in case."

The SUV-driving ecowarrior was talking at a Hong Kong news conference:

"We don't want to be preachy, we just say those words (fair trade), and make sure people look it up themselves. When one or two people take pictures of us, we feel like we could start advertising something we care about."

Although it's not really "advertising" something you believe in if you just mention it in passing and hope people might go off and look it up in a book.

Coldplay then started to apologise for their very existence:

He said the band dislikes their debut album, Parachutes, which was released in 2000.

"We know that's terrible music, and we always try to think about what we can do next," Martin said.

Blimey. Disowning Parachutes almost like it wasn't their own child. Fancy that.