Occasionally I will re-listen to a bit of a gig for some reason. I re-listened to the Taunton gig a few times yesterday, partly to learn some new material I'd tried out and got reasonably right first time. I tend not to write spoken material down in full, so the first outing can be a bit improvised, based on comedy instinct, rather than calculation. If it works, you need to know how it worked... that's my excuse. I wasn't just listening to myself, on reasonably good form, doing one of the best gigs I've ever done from the point of view of being on the ball, if not audience response.
Like a twat, I just accidentally deleted the Taunton recording forever. I've still got last night's, the one where I went from 40 minute headliner to 10 minute shit open spot in less than 24 hours.
Oh, how pleased am I!?