Sometimes, when old virtual  friend (talented professional artist ET) and I should be working (well at least we’re out of bed, each of us, and fully clothed, or, I mean, I  know I am), we exchange mildly offensive emails on topics relevant to the trendy concerns of our record-breaking era… 1. ET@et.org.uk <ET@et.org.uk> To:‘Steven Augustine’ SUBJECT: Stewart Lee Dec 2 at 12:33 PM . This made me laugh “Many years ago, while wearing a Navajo jacket, I was accused of cultural appropriation. I told the zealot harassing me the jacket was a gift from a Native American shaman-clown, under … Continue reading LETTERS WITH ET


(another letter to old friend, professional Artist and recalcitrant Manchesteronian, ET, who generously provided the fabulous illustration for last year’s  THIS) I wrote… ET! I know it’s not even December yet, but the season is already so…  Christmassy… that I feel inspired to share with you something that is somewhat of a Yuletide tradition around our compound (nervously toggles the control on the camera monitoring rear left perimeter) … a video I can’t see without immediately thinking innocently of Santa… elves… adultery… karate moves… peyote…   PS To another friend: Dear D: I know you’re a KB aficionado but this vid … Continue reading LETTER TO ET


  From: ET Sent: 20 December 2018 4:03 PM To: Steven Augustine Subject: Sweet Jay-sus https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/20/death-drugs-and-destruction-the-troubled-year-of-soundcloud-rap I blame William “No ideas but in things” Carlos Williams for this latest chapter in keeping it real.   *************** From: Steven Augustine Sent: 20 December 2018 16:52 To: ET Subject: Re: Sweet Jay-sus American culture! A thrilling experiment in the dangerous game of “How much worse can things get before they get worse?” “Trippie Redd, a rapper embroiled in a feud with 6ix9ine, has twice been arrested this year, first after getting in a fight with rapper FDM Grady…” A sentence familiar to any avid fan of hyperbolic Dystopian pulp … Continue reading THIS WEEK’S LETTER EXCHANGE WITH ET