THE MAN WHO, taking his song lyrics at face value, has been refusing to pay the ferryman since 1982 is a dab hand at the Twitter machine.
Chris de Burgh can’t get enough of the ability to share his 140-character-limited streams of consciousness, even letting his near-5,000 followers know what kind of weekend he wants them to have.
In this case, it’s a lovely one.
But who does de Burgh turn to when on Twitter? Who has he chosen to follow? Who fills his feed?
Well, it’s an elite group. So elite, in fact, that only six made the cut – two of which are his children.
Also on the list is Damo & Ivor, whose tweets are often thought-provoking and emotionally-charged.
Expanding one’s vocabulary could put a thirst on, eh, one.
Follower number four is well chosen in this regard, with it being none other than restaurant reviewer Paolo Tullio.
Impromptu cider parties are never more than a twitter conservation away.
Drum roll please… and the final two are… Heathrow Airport. Well, terminal four and five to be precise.
De Burgh will have to use other means in order to remain up-to-date on his favourite departure gates, however.
Despite a combined following of over one thousand, of which he is two, they have tweeted a grand total of zero times.
Remember folks, power is knowledge.
It can be hard to separate the Twitter wheat from the Twitter chaff but if you take the time like international superstar Chris de Burgh has, you too can find out all you need to know.