Cloister Commentary, Day 200: The 4th Sustenance and Succor Awards!


Every 50 days of the pandemic, I’ve given out these awards to celebrate stuff that’s getting Nicole and I through this mess. And it’s gotten messier. So the stuff’s gotten tuffer. To wit:


BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES ALBUMS:
Thelonious Monk – Palo Alto

Jyoti – Mama, You Can Bet!

Bettye LaVette – Blackbirds

The Best of the Sensational Nightingales

Roisin Murphy – Roisin Machine


BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES SHOWS:
Woke (Hulu Series)

Watchmen (HBO Series)

The Indian Doctor (Amazon Prime Series)

Pride and Prejudice (Joe Wright, director)

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK


BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES BOOKS:
Amor Towles – A Gentleman in Moscow

Hanif Kureishi – The Buddha of Suburbia

Ross Johnson – Baron of Love: Moral Giant

Richard Grant – The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi

Stanley Booth – Red, Hot & Blue: 50 Years of Writing about Memphis, Music, and Motherfuckers


BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES CURBSIDE EATS (some repeats, but that just testifies to their tuffness)
:
Tony’s Pizza Palace

Shakespeare’s Pizza

India’s House

Cajun Crab HouseTiger Chef

Streaming for Strivers:


Dreamers, awake!

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