Female country stars say “Time’s Up” – Watch

Billboard reports this morning on a new Nashville-based songwriting collective Song Suffragettes which is taking a stand against discrimination and harassment with the song “Time’s Up” whose video made its debut on Friday and which you can watch below. “Co-written by Kalie Shorr and Lacy Green, the song doesn’t mince words about the power imbalances faced by women in every corner of the world. “They say good things come to those who wait, but we’ve waited long enough. Our time is here, our time is now, our time is come,” the members sing in succession, accompanied by an ominous descending piano riff and thunderclap drums. Proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit Time’s Up, an organization and legal defense fund started by women in entertainment to end sexual harassment, assault and abuse against women everywhere.”

Video: Songs From Dan “The Biggest Bastard Who Ever Rode The West”

This is absolutely lovely. Originally from Australia and resident of the Netherlands since 1993, Dan Tuffy aka Songs From Dan was a founding member of popular psychedelic/folk cult group Wild Pumpkins at Midnight who would later become the driving force behind the eclectic rootsy trio Big Low. This track with the refrain “musicians are all bastards and so are all their friends” has echoes of Tom Waits and Mark Knopfler (presumably not bastards) – look out for a new album later this year.