Sunday is nearly over. The last few hours of the weekend are bittersweet.
On one hand, your mind is racing, prepping that to-do list for the work week ahead, mentally beating yourself up for all the personal things you wanted to complete over the weekend: that book you always told yourself you’d write, the painting you promised yourself you’d finish, failing to visit your grandma, or even as simple as forgetting to buy toilet paper (of course, you forgot!). On the other hand, Sunday offers one a chance to savor the present moment; the calm before the often joyful busy-ness of the coming work week. If Mondays to Fridays are dedicated to one’s career and Saturdays dedicated to friends, family, chores, or wanderings through the city, then Sundays, for me, are dedicated to letting the chaos–the thoughts, the ideas, the hoped-for projects and plans–settle.
As the moon rises over a city in repose, I turn the lights down low, put on my headphones, and surf the soundscape built on a variety of rising and falling notes, genres, and stories.
Here, several songs devoted to this serene day:
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – Sunday Morning
SONIC YOUTH – Sunday
MORRISSEY – Everyday is like Sunday
ETTA JAMES – Sunday Kind of Love
THE FLAMING LIPS – One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning
JOHNNY CASH – Sunday Morning Coming Down (original by Kris Kristofferson)
BILLIE HOLIDAY – Gloomy Sunday
PORTISHEAD – Gloomy Sunday (original by Billie Holiday)[[
BECK – Sunday Sun
RED HOUSE PAINTERS – Sundays and Holidays