Long Island, NY’s own John Hampson, best known as the
writer and singer of the hit song ‘Absolutely (Story of a Girl)’ with
his band ninedays back in 2000, has just penned and released a
poignant new song entitled ‘My Fat Wallet’ on iTunes. The song, an
electric guitar and Wurlizer piano driven pop rallying cry for the
99%, speaks to those affected by this seemingly never ending recession
and delivers a message of hope amidst the despair.

“I find it ironic that we carry around these big, fat wallets, but
usually without any cash in them. They are full of maxed out credit
cards, useless ATM cards, but also keepsakes like pictures, concert
tickets, etc. That whole idea kind of mirrors a darker current that
is threading through our lives – the need to cast off the useless
‘stuff’ but hold onto the important things,’ John said, ‘The song is
tongue in cheek, and meant to maybe be a bit subversive about the
whole idea of the American Dream; it’s not really working right now,
is it?”

Wanting to help in some way, John will be donating 50% of net proceeds
to Create Jobs for USA, a fund created to help stimulate job creation
and retention in America managed by Opportunity Finance Network.

“After I played the song for some of my friends, the idea was hatched
to actually DO something, be proactive and make this more than just an
obnoxious little song,” says John.

The Create Jobs for USA program provides capital grants to select
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The CDFIs will
provide loans to underserved community businesses, which include small
businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real
estate, and affordable housing. The goal of Create Jobs for USA is to
bring people and communities together to create and sustain jobs
throughout America.
“As always in my songs, there is an element of hope, a sort of
flipping off of the crumbling establishment” John continued, “The
failure of at least part of The American Dream can be replaced by a
new American Dream, but we have to acknowledge that it is failing in
order to move past it and create something better. Helping people
find jobs is a good start.”

‘My Fat Wallet’ is the first single off his upcoming EP, No Fairy
Tales, which is set to be released in late September and also includes
the songs, ‘Fly A Black Flag’, ‘And Then We’ll Shine’, and ‘I Do’, a
country/funky love song that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on a
record by The Band, which can be previewed here as part of a Four-Part
Webisode Series, RealityCheck:

Buy the My Fat Wallet single here and 50% of all net proceeds will go
to helping get America back to work!

For more information on John Hampson, please visit

For more information on Create Jobs for USA, please visit

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