Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Damon Albarn to edit Today

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when Radio 4 announces who's going to take the job of guest editor for the Today programme during the period when everyone's lying in and so nobody much is listening.

Chris Moyles, who'd have thought it?

Alright, he's not. But this year, alongside Peter Hennesey, Stella Rimmington and "members of the Dyfed Powys Police Force", Damon Albarn will be doing a stint.

They've had Radiohead, Ono and Bono, so clearly they're working their down some sort of "politically connected/pop culture figure" list. At this rate, it's going to be Tim Gane getting his turn in about 2013.

We think this makes Albarn the first person to ever guest edit both the NME and Today, which might be handy to know if you ever find yourself at an especially dull pub quiz.