Something Like #42: Tensil Peril, w/ Bitsy Knox
Tinsel peril surely describes the sparkle of new snow, but in this new world that’s unfolding around us…10 March 2022


Tinsel peril surely describes the sparkle of new snow, but in this new world that’s unfolding around us, this new war, this new refugee crisis, tinsel peril takes on a different tone: all the flitting flimsy shimmer of yesterday’s party is now caught in the slightest wind, rustling danger in its weightlessness, its high pitched quivering. This episode is in dedication to all of the people who are being displaced by the conflict in Ukraine, and to the people who are giving their time, their homes, and their hearts to provide refugees a safe landing. Thank you <3


  • As ever, Something Like’s jingle is courtesy of Roger 3000
  • Check out the excellent Ukrainian label Muskut, from which much of the music out of Ukraine you’ll hear today derives. All proceeds of their record sales will go to Ukrainian charities and defence forces.
  • The music under my voice today comes from the inimitable Midori Takada, and Through the Looking Glass (1983).


Emily Dickinson, Glass was the Street – in Tinsel Peril (1518)
Karin Krog, Images in Glass, Don’t Just Sing: A Karin Krog Anthology 1963-1999, 2015
Nyokabi Kariuki, Equator Song, peace places: kenyan memories, 2022
Valentina Goncharova, Higher Frequencies, Recordings 1987-1991, Vol. 1., 2020
James Newton, Skye, Flute Music, 2022
Joel Andrews, Schawkie Roth, Crystal Vision Dance, Love the Earth, 1980
The Worlds of Love, Gesture, The Worlds of Love, 1989
Bendik Giske, Flutter, Cracks, 2021
Perila, Double Echo, A Collective Memoir, 2022
Alice Shields, Apocalypse: Truth, Apocalypse: An Electric Opera, 1993
Maxwell’s Silver Band, My Little World, Wataru, Isao, Hirohito & Yoshiaki, 1975, Fuji Mountain Records
Yas-Kaz, The Magical Stones, The Double Mirrors,The Wave of Breathing, Jomon-Shu, 1984
Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko, Untitled 1, Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy, 2020
Liam Byrne, Lines Curved Rivers Mirrored: I. (Edmund Finnis), Concrete, 2019
Áine O’Dwyer*, The Ruling of Pan, Music For Church Cleaners Vol II, 2015
Matana Roberts, how bright they shine, Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis, 2019
Hamar, Laensha / Calming Down Song, Musik Der Hamar, 1987
Chillera, Side A, Live from Odessa, 2021