something old

miranda reinert
personal essays, reviews, and articles based around tech and music. kind of about music, but mostly just about me.
Created 07 Jul 2020
  • on media + the lie of teenage power
    23 Feb 2021 • 6 min read • 6 1
    This isn’t really about the Britney Spears documentary, though it is necessarily informed by at least the position it's had within the cultural conversation lately. In true Something Old Newsletter fa...
  • Got my friends to talk about music journalism this time
    18 Feb 2021 • 17 min read • 6 0
    Lately I’ve been reading a lot of older album reviews for the laugh. In the last week I’ve read two 2004 Pitchfork reviews. One was Funeral by Arcade Fire and the other was Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, M...
  • on pop-punk, misogyny + me
    11 Feb 2021 • 12 min read • 3 0
    I’ve often found myself starting to write essays about the interplay between being a woman and being heavily influenced by emo and pop-punk. I’ve always shied away from doing it, though, because I nev...
  • on baking + sense of self
    05 Feb 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    hello my dear friends and a happy bandcamp friday to all who celebrate. i bought several things today. mostly merch and physical music. today we’re talking about something only tangentially related to...
  • on diminishing newness
    02 Feb 2021 • 9 min read • 4 0
    In an episode of Indiecast, one of those guys said last year was one of the most memory-holed years in history for new albums. For me personally it’s less pre and post pandemic, but more before and af...
  • on alkaline trio + the blood guy vs. vomit guy dichotomy
    25 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Today, we talk about music, but first ! I put out a new zine this week and if you’re a paid subscriber you’ll be getting it in the mail! If I’ve sent you stuff before or you’ve given me your address, ...
  • on frankie cosmos bandcamp eps + how the internet isn't my enemy
    21 Jan 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    For the last couple weeks I’ve felt uncharacteristically anxious about posting online. Well, on Twitter mostly, but also here. I’d start writing something and I’d have this overwhelming feeling of anx...
  • on the morning + personal media consumption
    14 Jan 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Hello friends, How are we? Well? I hope so. I started my semester again so I’m back to being awake in the morning. I like mornings and I don’t necessarily have trouble waking up early when I need to, ...
  • on intentional communities + framing of internet content
    12 Jan 2021 • 6 min read
    While I was sitting at my desk this morning for a class with the dullest title you could ever imagine, I got an email notifying me that Trace Mountains uploaded a new work-in-progress song to their (w...
  • on advice + resolutions
    07 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    In the true Something Old fashion, I wrote something serious and people subscribed so now I must write something overly personal. It’s a short one. Maybe you’ll like it. As I’ve thought about resoluti...
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