Cloister Commentary, Day 250: The 5th Sustenance and Succor Awards!

Every 50 days of the pandemic, I’ve tried to shine light on the stuff that’s been getting Nicole and I through these difficult days. Here we go again–times gettin’ tougher than tough, as the man sang.

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES RECORDINGS:

Kaiser, Watt, Golia, Peet, Hanrahan–A Love Supreme Electric

Various Artists–Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brazil

Prince–Sign o’ The Times (Deluxe Edition)

Various Artists–Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story

The Brothers and Sisters–Dylan’s Gospel

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES SHOWS:

The Queen’s Gambit

The Fisherman’s Friends (thanks for the tip, Clay Thomas)

The Witch

Emma (2002 version)

Blinded by The Light

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES BOOKS:

James Lee Burke–The New Iberia Blues

Mark Russell, Steve Pugh, Chris Chuckry–Billionaire Island

Octavia Butler–Bloodchild and Other Stories

Yaa Gyasi–Transcendent Kingdom

Jorge Ibargüengoitia–The Dead Girls

BEST ANTI-COVID-BLUES EATS:

Crazy Burrito

Uprise Bakery

India’s House (still killin’ it!)

Bangkok Gardens (still killin’ it after three decades)

Streaming for Strivers:

Happy Thanksgiving, and let the man remind you…

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