Cloister Commentary, Day 150: The 3rd Sustenance and Succor Awards

Nicole and I pretty much just recharged our batteries yesterday but…

It’s time for the 3rd “Sustenance and Succor Awards,” which I will give out every 50 days of the pandemic, as long as I keep reporting. These artifacts helped us keep our heads up; the past 50 were not easy ones.

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES ALBUMS:

Mark Lomax III: The 400 Years Suite
Sault: Untitled (Black Is)
Various Artists: Uprising 2020 (mixtape)
Carlos Niño and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Chicago Waves
Charles McPherson: Jazz Dance Suites

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES SHOWS:

The Great
Lovecraft Country
Last Tango in Halifax
NBA Restart
Elmer Gantry / Turner Classic Movies

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES BOOKS:

Lawrence Wright: The End of October
Walter Johnson: The Broken Heart of America
Gilbert Hernandez: Luba & Her Family–The Love & Rockets Library, Volume 4
Gilbert Hernandez: Ofelia–The Love & Rockets Library, Volume 5
James McBride: Deacon King Kong

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES CURBSIDE EATS:

Main Squeeze
Shakespeare’s
Chim’s Thai Kitchen on Broadway
Cajun Crab Shack

Streaming for Survivors:

Trane to somewhere better.

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