Sunday, June 07, 2009

Grammys 2010: Polka poked

Oh, no. Having been the standard, lazy, No Rock Grammy joke-butt for, ooh, like, ever, they've decided to drop the polka category from the awards.

Happy Louie is, well, unhappy:

"I feel that the academy's decision to remove the polka category from their competition is discriminatory against a music genre that has been part of the American culture for more than a hundred years," he said in an e-mail. "Polka music has entertained hundreds of thousands of people over this period of time in dance halls all across the country.

"It has brought an enormous amount of joy and happiness to many families and will continue to do so. To say polka music is not relevant is just incorrect."

Louie doesn't seem to have considered that, if polka entertained "hundreds of thousands" of people in a period "more than a hundred year" that it really only managed to entertain thousands in any given year, which doesn't really suggest much general relevance.