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23 March 1968, London, England. Dont take me too seriously, Damon Albarn once told The Guardian newspaper, Im a stupid idiot musician. The latter seems to be a view held by many, despite the Blur frontman being considered part of British pop (or more specifically Britpop) nobility. Noel Gallagher of Oasis even went so far as to wish (in The Observer) that he hoped Albarn would catch Aids and die, though such a statement might say more about Gallagher than his supposed nemesis.
For all that Blur has occasionally transcended Albarns personality defects, it is arguable that his more intriguing projects, activities and actions have been outside of the band that initially made him famous. External to Blur, Albarn has formed Gorillaz, a cartoon band with Tank Girl illustrator Jamie Hewlett, Dan The Automator Nakamura (on 2001 debut Gorillaz) and Danger Mouse (on the 2005 follow-up...