September 17, 2013 - submitted by Linah, Netherlands

Q. Dear Oracle,

Do you play any instruments? If yes, did you ever play with the band?
And why did Coldplay chose you to be the Oracle, because you have a musical background or because you're a fan?

Big hugs!

The Oracle replies:

I'm afraid to say I gave up piano (& recorder) playing when I was a child and am pretty useless at guitar & drums. I can hold a tune though. I'd say I'm musical rather than musician. I'd love to play with the band - tambourine perhaps.
I am the "chosen one" for both the reasons you mentioned plus we have history. You could say Coldplay is my specialist subject.