(A Steady) Diet of Nothing

Alexander Rudenshiold
A newsletter about nothing, for nobody.
Created 19 Aug 2020
  • Falling out of love
    21 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 2 1
    Where it all started. 3am 2010 Minecraft /w Grooveshark on in the background. Sorry mom & dad. I sort of remember what listening to music was like when I was younger. At least I remember that I perfor...
  • The Vaccine
    18 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    About an hour ago I read that the first HIV mRNA vaccine has started human trials and I felt something change inside my head. I was sitting in bed, watching a video essay which was trending on Twitter...
  • Why is screamo trendy again?
    31 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    It should come as no surprise to readers of this occasional newsletter that I read a lot of articles about screamo. I don’t think of it as opposition research, but that’s sort of what it is – scoping ...
  • Capitalism, Culture, and the Ideological State Apparatus: an Anime Review
    29 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    I need to write more, and I apologize to my readers/subscribers for the long break from this platform. I was planning on returning a month or so ago with a little more tech-oriented piece, my draft of...
  • Farewell the Plague Year
    28 Dec 2020 • 15 min read
    Well, it appears that people actually like when I write things, so I guess I’ll be making a better attempt to write things here now. Thanks for the support! Now, a little less formal of a newsletter t...
  • Metal, Hardcore, and an Ontology of Anger
    22 Dec 2020 • 7 min read
    This year, unlike most, I’ll admit I had my eyes glued to the Pitchfork “lists & guides” section when the late-November rolled around. As I’m sure everyone reading this knows, my band put out an album...
  • In Defense of Pirates
    23 Aug 2020 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Everyone who knows me knows that I hate sea pirates. Their aesthetic is garish; their dialect is annoying; and – fuck it, can someone please Genghis Khan these fools already. A couple years ago I even...
  • On Substack, media, and why you should subscribe
    19 Aug 2020 • 1 min read • 2 0
    I’ve resisted making a Substack all summer, despite it seeming to be the current trend among writers of every stripe. To me, an endless barrage of individual emails sounds like a stressful and wildly ...
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