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GUEST,DWR No more traditional Grammy awards (9) RE: No more traditional GRAMMY awards 06 Apr 11

Of course not, nobody cares about that crap anymore. Just give us more Taylor Swift. I hear she is playing the banjo now.

OK, that's a bit unfair. TS is not the worst thing out there. Just make sure you don't cross her, or she'll put you in a song!

There probably were too many categories at 109. It's just a sad fact of life that the music we love most is somewhere down near the bottom rung when it comes to exposure and sales.

Have you ever gone through the music genres available on DISH or DIRECT? I haven't counted lately, but I'm sure you're going to find a half dozen or more varieties of rap or hip-hop, etc. I think I get about 120 choices on DISH. Country Music is pretty well represented. There's even a dedicated Bluegrass Channel. Blues and Jazz are pretty well covered.

Try to find even ONE channel dedicated to Folk Music other than Singer-Songwriter. Good luck with that. I just mention this as an illustration of where we stand in the Music Spectrum.

You want Thumb Picking? Old Time Fiddle or Banjo? English Balladry? Name Your Own Style? Better check the corners of the internet. Even that is a minuscule part of the whole.

So I'm off on a tangent. The people in charge "up there" don't care about us "down here" so unless somebody knows a way to infiltrate the top decision making group, we'll continue to drag up the rear, or bottom if you prefer.

Sorry I don't have any real answers. I'm not sure there are any.

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