You are stuck in a house (20 Chestnut Avenue) on your own for 6 months with only 8 tunes, a book, and one luxury item. 

001 – Nick – “A man must have his secrets” – pop | theatre | metal | post-rock | indie

 

002 – Rich – “It was like a scene from Jurassic Park” – pop | rock | metal | country

 

003 – Phil – “… and dammit my kids will sing it too” – folk | post rock | piano | pop

 

004 – DJ – “Sock it to me!” – guitar | jazz | indie

 

005 – Big Ray – “I’d probably have a bit wiggle like!” – Motown | pop | folk

 

006 – Michael – “It is a crime that it only came in at 68 in the charts” – piano | acoustic | Motown | indie

 

007 – Ann – “My Mam had ears like a hawk so you would be lucky if you could get a radio snuck upstairs” – 60s | power ballads | folk

 

008 – Ben – “You are hoping that after we go through all this, some of the powers that be do show a bit more humility” – 60s | metal | classical | indie | Tom Waits

 

009 – Sam – “who killed my chicken?” – 60s | indie | acoustic

 

010 – Ally – “Any song that is playing when you get a bit of summer in Wales, you don’t forget it” – Fantasy | Folk | Blues | Psychedelic

 

011 – Alain – “There are a couple of keyboard solos where you mind just explodes” – Hip hop house | Piano | Patrick Watson | Jazz




 

001 – Nick – “A man must have his secrets” – pop | theatre | metal | post-rock | indie

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Nick – Jan 2005

Nick’s SIT episode

Some photographs from the Sigur Ros trip to Birmingham: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full, full length (2h)

 

 




 

002 – Rich – “It was like a scene from Jurassic Park” – pop | rock | metal | country

Rich
Rich – Jan 2005

 

 

 

 

 




003 – Phil – “… and dammit my kids will sing it too” – folk | post rock | piano | pop

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Phil – Sept 2004

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004 – DJ – “Sock it to me!” – guitar | jazz | indie 

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DJ – May 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




005 – Big Ray – “I’d probably have a bit wiggle like!” – Motown | Pop | Folk

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Big Ray – Sept 2008
  • There were 9 songs on here – maths is a strong family trait

 

 

 

 




006 – Michael – “It is a crime that it only came in at 68 in the charts” – Piano | Acoustic | Motown | Indie

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Michael – January 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




007 – Ann – “My Mam had ears like a hawk so you would be lucky if you could get a radio snuck upstairs” – 60s | power ballads | folk

Ann
Ann – Sept 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




008 – Ben – “You are hoping that after we go through all this, some of the powers that be do show a bit more humility” – 60s | metal | classical | indie | Tom Waits

Ben
Ben – Dec 2005 (outside 20 Chestnut Ave)

 

 

 




009 – Sam – “who killed my chicken?” – 60s | indie | acoustic

Sam
Sam – Dec 2005 (in Chestnut Ave)

 

 

 




010 – Ally – “Any song that is playing when you get a bit of summer in Wales, you don’t forget it” – Fantasy | Folk | Blues | Psychedelic

Ally
Ally – Feb 2005

 


 


 

011 – Alain – “There are a couple of keyboard solos where you mind just explodes” – Hip hop house | Piano | Patrick Watson | Jazz

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Alain Derbez as a young lad (Courtesy of Alain Derbez)

An article and interview with Alain on being a ‘third culture kid’ can be found here.

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