Song of the Day, November 26: Time of Inconvenience by Nanci Griffith

griffithinconvenienceToday’s song is an unexpected surprise. Nanci Griffith is known for her smart, intimate songs, often careful character sketches or tender story songs. She is a lifelong fan of protest folk musicians like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, however, and frequently adds a song about the modern condition to her albums. Her 1994 release, Flyer, is one of her best albums, containing almost entirely Griffith’s original compositions.

A highlight is the powerful Time of Inconvenience, a weary but determined look at the inequities of living in late 20th Century America. Her clear vocals have just the right bite as she dissects the forces that try to run the country only for their own gain.

We’re living in the age of communication
Where the only voices heard have money in their hands
Where greed has become a sophistication
And if you ain’t got money
You ain’t got nothin’ in this land

Sadly, her words resonate even more strongly more than 20 years later. Enjoy this wonderful song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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