Now this is rich: Item 40 on the agenda for today's Board of Supervisors meeting [PDF warning], is a non-binding resolution that would formally declare the San Francisco city government's displeasure with the currently limited selection of musical genres at the Grammys. Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar, the resolution's sponsor, hopes his Board colleagues will resolve to stand with him in the fight to have categories like Hawaiian, Cajun and Zydeco, reinstated in time for the 2013 Grammy nominations.
The eliminated categories were cut from the contest by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2011 as part of a weak attempt to make people care about the Grammys again. Which, of course, is impossible. Most of the categories cut out last year were meant to honor the best works in redundant sub-genres like "best rap gospel album".
The 2012 Grammy Awards Ceremony happens on February 8th at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, and will not include a Best Native American Album category although we're sure there were many deserving works this year.
Supervisor Mar, if you recall, sponsored the city's Happy Meal ban in 2011. His attempt at getting on The Daly Show for a second time? Your tax dollars at work, folks.