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Albarn for the Olympics?

When China wanted a director for its all singing, all dancing, massively choreographed Olympic opening, they hired Steven Spielberg. Yes, that Spielberg, although he did quit over human rights issues. Now London is looking for an artistic director to their opening ceremony, and one candidate in the running is Damon Albarn. Yes, that Albarn, the mainman from Blur and Gorillaz. He already has a little bit of Olympic involvement, as he and Gorillaz cohort Jamie Hewlett designed the animated opening for the BBC coverage of the games. He’s also got form for adopting and personifying London from his Parklife days, but must surely represent a bold move by an Olympics currently associated with cost cutting. Or maybe he’s cheap.

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