12 oracle items tagged as simon pegg
December 16, 2014 / submitted by Dino, Switzerland
Q.  Dear Oracle,
what does it mean that Simon Pegg is godfather to Chris's daughter? I mean, is it like godfather in baptism (sacrament) or something else? Thanks, stay strong and cool, cheers and merry Christmas! D.

Yes, it's exactly that - like in Baptism. Traditionally a godparent (you have a godmother and godmother) agrees to be the guardian of the child in the event of the parent's death. Non-religious people can also appoint someone in a similar role. It's usually someone close to the parent & child in a position of valued friendship & trust who holds shared values.
It's definitely not like The Godfather.

February 12, 2013 / submitted by Frisby, United States of America
Q.  In this interview, Simon Pegg references a song called A + E. Is there a recording of it anywhere?

There isn't a recorded studio version if that's what you mean.

January 8, 2013 / submitted by Elizabeth, United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle!
Hope you're having a great new year, my question for you is, what city was the music video for Christmas Lights shot in? Please let me know!

The video was shot entirely on location in London.

December 17, 2012 / submitted by Sara, Hungary
Q.  Hi Oracle!
I've just seen a Christmas Lights Behind the scenes video, and I am wondering if it is possible that I saw Simon Pegg like one of the "violin players".

Simon Pegg was more than a violin player, he was Elvis!

February 8, 2011 / submitted by Jon Paul, United Kingdom
Q.  Did the boys attend the premiere of Paul last night?

In case you don't know who or what Paul is, it's Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's new film and as I am sure you DO know, Simon is the 5th member of Coldplay (a title jointly shared with Phil Harvey that complicates things somewhat). Anyway, Chris & Jonny both attended the London premiere last night in Leicester Square.

April 22, 2009 / submitted by TIm, United States of America
Q.  Could you give me some insight into the title I Bloom Blaum?

I can Tim, yes. The day after Coldplay played a gig in Iceland; there was a review in a local paper. Chris thought it said I Bloom Blaum and asked a friend what it meant. He said it meant 'the blue people' but in fact the paper hadn't said I Bloom Blaum at all that's just what Chris remembered it as. So I Bloom Blaum doesn't mean anything!
FYI: Simon Pegg told Chris to call the song that.

February 3, 2009 / submitted by Sandy, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle. Here's a pretty random question - what book are you reading at the moment and what is it doing for you? Keep up the good work. Reading the Oracle entries helps to pass a tea break when working from home and feeling rather isolated and snowed in today. SM

I have just started reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. And what it's doing...? My head in! No, it's interesting actually but a bit deep in places but then what would you expect from a book about Spiritual Enlightenment? I'm also slowly working my way through Toby Young's How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. I haven't seen the film but have reserved it on DVD, well Simon Pegg's in it isn't he and as you know he's a friend of the band.

January 28, 2009 / submitted by Claire, Canada
Q.  I just realized that Chris and Jonny were in Shaun of the Dead. But I don't have the dvd so i was wondering, oh great Oracle, if you could show me a video of Chris as a zombie. I understand that he did a cameo as a zombie?? Thanks.
Claire from Montreal

This is a good opportunity to point everyone to our new tags that will help you search for previously answered questions. This being one of them...

January 14, 2009 / submitted by Rafael, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle
I found 2 videos on youtube with Chris and Jonny with Noel Gallagher perfoming Live Forever and Yellow, when and where was that?

The event was called Fairplay and took place at the Astoria in London on October 29, 2002. It was a Make Trade Fair awareness gig organized by, amongst others, Emily Eavis who along wither her father Michael runs Glastonbury Festival.
Chris & Jonny followed Noel Gallagher's set to which Chris said, "It's like being allowed on stage after the sixth formers have gone out for a fag". They then performed an acoustic set of In My Place, Don't Panic (with Simon Pegg playing the harmonica part) and The Scientist.
Chris then introduced Ms Dynamite and they launched in to It Takes More with Chris and Jonny on guitar. They followed this with Ms Dynamite and Chris singing Bob Marley's Three Little Birds with Jonny on guitar and then straight into Dy-Na-Mi-Tee with Chris singing backing vocals.
Noel returned and played guitar on Yellow. They continued with a cover of The Smiths song Stop Me if you Think You've Heard This One Before followed by Live Forever.
Chris took to his piano for a solo performance of Many Rivers to Cross, which he previously sang in Trafalgar Square when the Make Trade Fair campaign was launched. The finale was Whatever morphed into The Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden.

January 6, 2009 / submitted by kyra, United States of America
Q.  dear Oracle please answer this question...i was just recently on youtube and i saw a video of Chris Martin saying" do you want a twiglet?" over and over again and it looked like it was a video shown on a tv show maybe..what was the tv show or whatever that the twiglet video was on?...if u know and also...wats the story behind that? why is Chris randomly saying "do you want a twiglet?" well whatever the cracked me up...i really really wanna know. thanks. <^.^>

Basically there's a comedy show called The Sunday Night Project in the U.K, each week they have a guest host who joins Justin Collins and Alan Carr. Over Christmas their guest was Simon Pegg. One of the show's features is a Q&A segment where members of the audience ask the host any question they like. During the festive edition they showed a video clip of Chris repeatedly asking Simon if he'd like a twiglet. And that's that!