Something Like #41: Strangers, w/ Bitsy Knox
Strangers, their dangers, their mysteries, and all the feelings and fantasy and projections they produce in us. February 10, 2022


For this year’s Valentine’s Day episode, the 41st episode of Something Like, we turn to Strangers. Strangers, their dangers, their mysteries, and all the feelings and fantasy and projections they produce in us. We’re going to channel that feeling of looking across a room and catching the gaze of an unknown. Perhaps, in that brief moment, you imagine what their life is like, what they do for a living, where they live. Maybe you imagine what it would be like to have them in your life, for them to become a friend, or a lover, what it would be like for them to be in your bed, in your kitchen, what their voice sounds like. For your inner Faye Wong.


  • As ever, thanks to Roger 3000 for providing Something Like’s Jingle
  • Thanks to Mayra for introducing me to Ueda Akinari’s Tales of Moonlight and Rain <3


Akilah Oliver/Latasha Diggs/Tyler Burba (LIve), Beautiful Boys, Akilah, 2011

Patty Waters, Touched by a Rodin in a Paris Museum, You Thrill Me, Plays, (1970/2020)

Roel A. Garcia, Frankie Chan, 汗、雨、淚 (Rain, Tear, Sweat), Chungking Express O.S.T., 1994

Noel and the Red Wedge, Specimen, Peer Pressure, 1981

Studio 621, グラスを傾けて (Tilt the Glass), 百物語 By Y・O・K・O, 1986

Kiri-uu, Ilu Neiu Kiigel / Pretty Girl On A Swing, Creak​-​whoosh (Estonian, Ingrian and Votian song re​-​imagined in Australia by Olev Muska and Mihkel Tartu), 2021

Fatima Al-Qadiri, Stolen Kiss of a Succubus, Medieval Femme, 2021

Robert Ashley, She Was a Visitor, Automatic Writing, 1996

Visor, Inbox, Visor, 1997

Máryko Dry “Il M’a Trouvée Dans Les Rues” – Private Press, 1989

Laurie Anderson, The Stranger (Live), United States Live, Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City (USA) on February 7-10, 1983, 1984

Elodie Lauten, Magnetism, The Mystery of the Elements, 2002

Coil, Where Are You, Musick To Play in the Dark2, 2000

Klein, Bad Boy This, Bad Boy That (Interlude), Now That’s What I Call R&B, 2021

Randy, Candles of Love Burn, C. Life Records, 1979

Slapp Happy, A Little Something, Peel Sessions, 25 June 1974

Van Morrison, Madame George, Astral Weeks, 1968

Norma Tanega, No Stranger Am I, Walking My Cat Named Dog, 1966

B.J. Ward, Keep it To Yourself, Vocal Ease, 1970

The Cramps, What’s Behind the Mask, Songs the Lord Taught Us, 1980