As I'm sure I've made it clear by now, We Sink Ships is both an art collaboration between Heidi and I and it is the name I use for my own musical project. It simply wouldn't be me if it wasn't confusing. In the early days of the PodcART, Hi-fi got in touch. One of my songs, "The Secret To Snow", had struck a chord. She was also impressed by the WSS project as a whole and has been one of our strongest advocates to date, frequently blowing our trumpet when we don't have the lungs to blow it for ourselves.
Episode 5 featured The Secret To Snow as the show ended. Almost 7 minutes of it. Comments referencing the song since then have been so complimentary, I feel I've grown an extra few inches.
A few weeks on and Heidi and I were invited into "the studio" for the recording of episode 8. We weren't entirely sure what we would talk about - infact, I made it up on the spot, as I think you can probably tell - but it was a great opportunity to talk about We Sink Ships, given to us by people we are beginning to talk of as friends.
Recording began and Megan Leggo (a good friend of Heidi's) talked a bit about her recent trip to the SxSW festival. As she talked through it, I kept thinking back to Iceland Airwaves and how similar it sounds to SxSW, if on a completely different scale. Then it was our turn.
I have to warn you, if you listen to the PodcART, you'll mostly hear me, though if you listen quietly enough you can hear Heidi nod a few times. That evening Heidi was suffering from a persistant cough (and an equally persistantly talkative collaborative partner). I have to be honest and admit that due to an irrational aversion to my own voice on tape I haven't listened back to it but I do hope we got our point across and it convinced one or two of the listeners to go along and see the We Sink Ships exhibitions.
Thanks to Hi-Fi, Al, Jerry, Megan and of course Heidi for a fun evening.
Oh... and go listen...