We recorded the 24th episode of ‘Doggett & Ephgrave: In Your Inner Ear’ tonight, ready for it to go out on Sunday.
I wasn’t really in the right frame of mind for it this evening, and consequently felt it didn’t really gel, for the first hour at least. Somehow, we weren’t quite in the same mindset. It didn’t help that I foolishly started with a piece that relied on Glyn recognising the artist responsible for an audio clip, but hadn’t pre-warned him about it. This was unfair, as he was busily multitasking while running the desk and couldn’t remember the band’s name, which meant the segment fell flat. Things gradually picked up pace from that point, but it felt a little forced, though perhaps it won’t sound so band when I hear it back.
To be fair, it’s not always going to be perfect (not anyone would say it ever is). Reaching our twenty-fourth programme and forty-eighth hour is pretty good going, and there has been lots of good stuff amongst it. The last few shows in particular seem to have found their groove, so we’re allowed the occasional false-start, though I think by the second half of tonight we had woken up.I also felt a story I told about missing a solar eclipse because I couldn’t get dry from the bath quick enough feels like it has some merit as stand-up. I’ll leave that decision for another day though, as I’m literally falling asleep as I type, so I’m hardly a man of good judgement.