Day Two of the great big world of unemployment. Spent the morning ringing round employment agencies while watching the Queen Mother’s funeral on the telly, which managed to create in me a strange mood of despondency, which I haven’t managed to shake off since.
Went out to wander the streets this afternoon, since all I was doing was waiting for people to call me back – which not a single person did, may I add. Walked past the cinema and decided on a whim to go in and see 24 Hour Party People, which is a great big rocker of a film. Very enjoyable, particularly when playing the game of spot the comedian / cameo / real life version of the film’s main characters. I particularly enjoyed Dave Gorman’s appearance as John The Postman, which made me laugh out loud, unlike everyone else in the cinema who were determined not to move an inch throughout. Although, it has to be said that the film isn’t exactly the laugh riot that it’s painted to be. Coogan’s performance as Tony Wilson is brilliant, spoiled only by the occasional glimpse of Alan Partridge which managed to destroy my concentration.