Songs about this day-job, bill-paying struggle are a dime a dozen — or, rather about $16.99 a dozen in this economy.

I asked my patient Facebook community if they had any favorite songs about hard economic times, and they filled my FB feed with a whole record store full of great songs. 

That inspired me to write about my favorite hard-times song of the year so far. So here’s my latest “Listening Closer” column, which features some selections from that Facebook “playlist party,” and which stars Sleater-Kinney