St. Vincent DeJamz 3-3-14

The thing about music is that it’s usually more powerful than a lot of us realize. Think about it; when you’re in a certain mood, you are likely to choose to listen to songs that correspond to your state of mind. To illustrate: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to endure long drives with my brother after he’s just come out of a relationship. These car-rides usually involve him controlling the radio and playing a variation of brooding country songs and rather animated “screw you” melodies. Point being, music has an influential emotional effect on all of us that is sometimes beyond any control or rationality. I do hope, though, that your reaction may include a smile, because I certainly couldn’t contain mine when I was putting this together.

1. “Je Pense A Lui” by Francoise Hardy

2. “Siffler Sur La Colline” by Joe Dassin

3. “U + Me =” by Dan Black

4. “Ragged Wood” by Fleet Foxes

5. “North Side Gal” by J.D. McPherson

6. “I Wanna Go” by Summer Heart

7. “Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi” by Jacque Dutronc

8. “Second Hand News” by Fleetwood Mac

9. “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” by The Monkees

10. “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out” by Cat Stevens