On Facebook this afternoon there was a post from whoever used to do the satirical blog The Pigeon, which I loved but which stopped ages ago, saying that the Pigeon would fly again on Twitter. I have resisted Twitter, never seen the point of it and do not need more distractions, but I had to sign up for the Pigeon.
Within 30 seconds I had a follower, one of my publishers. Within 30 minutes I had another, a complete stranger in the US who is evidently an attractive woman. I felt special.
Then Guy tweeted the invitation to contribute to the Listener’s 100 Best Books of 2012 feature to all his 1142 followers. Suddenly I didn’t feel special.
So here are Radiohead, helpfully subtitled in Spanish: