Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A post on polkas

Over at the other blog.

I will soon explain why that blog is even there.

Also: big shout-out to Nate Trier for being the only jazz/new music blogger I know of to actually notice (or care?) that the polka category has been eliminated as a Grammy category by the Recording Academy.

Completely eliminated. Gone. Kaput.

It's a goddamned shame, that's what it is.

(Photo credit.)


Anonymous said...

Not being a midwesterner, the first thing that comes to mind is Tex-Mex polka, or that banda music that seems to blast out of every car window on Whittier Blvd. that isn't blasting out hip-hop. But I guess that doesn't quite have the uncool cache you seem to value so highly. Sorry.

Andrew Durkin... said...

Anything can be uncool if you find the right context for it...