The New York Times just reported that the polka category is being cut from the Grammy Awards.
The main outcome is that I and anyone
else who follows the Grammy Awards closely
while be forced to find a new punchline to replace Jimmy Sturr. The
category has only been awarded since 1986, but polka "star" Sturr has
won 18 times. In the presentations I have given on how to buy music for
libraries, he was the prime and comedic example of why buying every
winner in every category isn't necessarily a good idea. I'll need to
find some new material before my next talk.