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(I love Rihanna but her LOUD tour costume designer did her dirty, lol)

I tried to log onto VEVO yesterday and watch that much-hyped Coldplay Unstaged show, streamed from a bullfighting arena in Madrid….but after refreshing about 7 times, I gave up. I know a jillion weekend warriors and college girls were probably doing the same…but aren’t folks as major as Youtube, Coldplay, Amex and VEVO supposed to get it right and tight?

Anyways, I’m enjoying the new Coldplay album, Mylo Xyloto. And the Rihanna x Coldplay collabo “Princess of China” is growing on me too. Then, you already know I’m obsessed with Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video. So I was especially excited to hear Chris Martin and Co.’s rendition of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” from the BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge this week.

This version is like the sugar-free, soy-based, gluten-free, vegan version of “We Found Love.” None of the Calvin Harris party, none of the Coldplay wall-of-sound. It’s the Gwyneth Paltrow remix of “We Found Love.” : (

For something waaaay more enjoyable…
Watch Coldplay’s fun, funny, and fuzzy (as in animal suits, lol) “Paradise” video…
And you can watch the entire Coldplay in Madrid concert….
After the jump

Love this video and this song….I kept playing this song on repeat while I was reading this book called The Magicians, by Lev Grossman. And it was such a perfect fit. The book is kind of like a Harry Potter tale…but if Harry and his friends were in college not grade school. And if Harry was depressed, dreamy, drinking, experimenting, and experiencing love in the messy, self-destructive, way that real teens do. So friggin’ good. There were tiny tiny lines in that book that just broke your heart in the most subtle ways.
Anyways…if you read it, you’ll see why certain lines in “Paradise” match up:

When she was just a girl, she expected the world. But it flew away from her reach so she ran away in her sleep, and dreamed of Paradise…every time she closed her eyes…
In the night, the stormy night she closed her eyes…away she flies.

Up top I mentioned that megaconcert that I couldn’t log onto yesterday. But the playback video is already up on VEVO. Very impressed by the quick turnaround. Watch it here: Coldplay Unstaged (Directed by Anton Corbin)

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