Went clubbing for the first time in two years. Spent next two days preceding every reply in conversation with ’Pardon?’ until the tinnitus subsided to an acceptable level. Clubs have moved on somewhat from the Hacienda’s bare concrete walls and cold metal seating. Watched Reservoir Dogs. Wondered if the ringing would get worse if my ears were cut off. Would the echo effect lessen or the overall audible input just increase in general. Wonder how you get earplugs to stay put if there’s nothing to put them in in the first place.

Saw Red Dragon, the latest, last and least of the three Hopkins’ Hannibal Lector films. Needed cheering up after, so stuck around and watched Lilo and Stitch with about 200 under-eights. Nothing like watching a good kids movie with a lot of kids. I’ll leave it to you how you interpret that. Cinema pre-booking for new Harry Potter and Bond movies. Bond is beyond sequelitis now - hopefully Harry is as well.