Some stats, as of a few minutes to midnight:

Posts = 3,977

Visitors’ Hits (my activity is excluded) = 237,904

Comments = 1,892

Quality before quantity every time, but the Column was silent for a couple of months during last year, May & June, while I was in hospital, so those figures may well have been higher. Academic really.

More importantly, thank-you dear readers for continuing to find time for the Column.

I have added a video of Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic’s brass & percussion in Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, a 1985 performance with the composer present (please forgive the cheek, but, for this one day only, I can’t resist renaming this stirring piece as ‘Fanfare for the Column Man’):

From this time last year:

Colin’s Column is One Year Old today.