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- Posted on Sep 25th 2009 11:30AM by John D. Luerssen
Albarn, who helped pioneer the Britpop explosion of the 1990s as the creative force behind Blur, was born in the area of London where the games will be held. Although the appointment won't be announced until 2010 and Albarn isn't the only person in the running for the position -- Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry is also being considered -- the paper suggests the singer is an ideal candidate, with the ability to produce a ceremony that would reflect London 's place in the world.
Aside from the Gorillaz and Blur, who had a successful run of reunion performances this summer, Albarn has worked on a number of international projects. He wrote an opera in Mandarin, owns a bar in Reykjavik and in 2002, he traveled to Mali to create an album, 'Mali Music,' with local musicians.
We sincerely hope Damon gets the gig. It might not make up for 'Jock Jams,' but it's a start.