While reading the list mentioned in my previous post about the crap-fest Grammys, I noticed some completely outrageous categories that, apparently, get the same wonderful trophy as Frank Sinatra and Beyoncé.

Zydeco Music Album: “Live! Worldwide,” Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience — I may be going out on a limb here, but don’t you think Zydeco fans saw this one coming?  I mean, if a band is just called “The (genre) Experience,” I would have to imagine listening to them would give you the best experience of anyone in that genre.

Polka Album: “Come Share the Wine,” Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra —  Pictured above, it’s the King of Polka (as his friends and children call him).  When will they stop giving all that screen time to Kanye West and let Jimmy Sturr perform live? Not soon enough. (And to answer your question, yes. The Grammy for Polka is the trophy I’d most want to own.)

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: “What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977),” Masaki Koike, art director — “What it is!” Oh, sorry, I meant to say “What is it?”  Because seriously, what the hell is this?  How could this person possibly deserve a Grammy award for their work?  You know, I bet the guy who maintained the New York Giants website did a hell of a job this year.  Doesn’t mean he got a Superbowl ring.

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