Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of Games

December 2, 2008 -

Best-selling band Coldplay has been running a contest which challenges fans to create a video accompaniment to its tune Lost.

Among those submitting entries is education software-oriented website GamingKrib.

While their contest video is essentially a commercial for their business, it also pulls in some fascinating quotes and stats regarding how young people relate to digital tech, gaming and education.

 


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Re: Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of

I thought this was about some entry to a Coldplay contest. Not how agonizingly terrible Coldplay apparently is to someone?

I'm going to be a hypocrite by commentating on Coldplay. Sometimes music is more about enjoyment than constantly pushing boundaries and evolving culture?  I mean, there's a reason things become "cookie cutter"--the original pushed boundaries, influenced other musicians, and became the new popular thing.

Re: Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of

I liked the music in this video.

I don't see why you all think this music sucks.  Not all recent music is Britney Spears and crap.

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Re: Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of

This music is cookie-cutter.  You can hear the same song with different lyrics if you spend five minutes on youtube.

Re: Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of

Why I have the feeling that there will be a shitload of indie f*** bashing Coldplay ONLY because it's mainstream?

 

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"We may be human, but we're still animals" -Steve Vai (World's greatest guitarist!)

Re: Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of

You're right, it has nothing to do with the fact that the music is absolute garbage.

Face it, playing powerchords with a few solos and a catchy riff or two isn't music.  It's lowbrow garbage. 

What would Hendrix say?

Re: Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of

Someone needs to make a video that mocks them for being so fucking cookie-cutter.
Seriously, I hate most music today.  It's all the same thing, with people who look and sound exactly the same.

In summation, somebody make a video mocking them and submit it.  Please. 

Video Killed The Radio Star.

Re: Coldplay Video Contest Entry Touts Educational Value of

That is one of the reasons I stopped listening to popular music. I listen more to indie music mostly cultural type stuff though.

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