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Damon Albarn Iffy on the Olympics, Psyched About Ping-Pong

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  Damon Albarn of Blur performs during a dress rehearsal at the BRIT Awards 2012 held at O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Here's Damon Albarn, sounding a little sad about Blur's involvement with the London Olympics: "I'm just anti the capitalism of it all ... It feels like [we're] drowning in commercialism at the moment. It's depressing." But! "I am into the table tennis so I would like to get some tickets for that. It would be an inspiration to see it at that level." Ping-pong heals all.

Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images