Eilen Jewell “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” – Listen

Eilen Jewell’s new song from her album ‘Gypsy’ (out on Signature Sounds on August 16th) takes a light touch to a serious subject.  Have you ever wondered why some people get 79 cents when other people get the full dollar?  Eilen Jewell certainly has wondered: “I was trying, and still am trying, to make sense of what it means to be a woman in a country that somehow elected a self-professed pussy grabber as head of state. What does this mean for my daughter? What does it reveal about the way this country views women? Regardless of whether one accepts the data regarding the pay gap, it continuously feels like I am worth less than a man in our culture, in both subtle and blatant ways. Lately I can only face the patriarchy with humor, which I’m sure will offend many. But, well, at least I’m not grabbing pussies.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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