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The Grammy nominations are not something I wake up early to catch. This year, however, it turns out there's an exciting local connection to one of the nods.....

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Partying at the Good Vibrations holiday bash, plus Montel Williams, Zoetrope and a local Grammy contender

Beth Lisick, special to SF Gate

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

The Grammy nominations are not something I wake up early to catch.

This year, however, it turns out there's an exciting local connection

to one of the nods. The Gorey End , a collaboration between S.F.

chamber group Kronos Quartet , England's Tiger Lillies and

author/illustrator Edward Gorey, were nominated in the Best Crossover

Classical Album category.


The unexpected part is not Kronos, who were also nominated for two

records in the chamber-music category, but the man who did the

engineering and mastering. A few years ago, when the Tiger Lillies were

in town touring, Myles Boisen brought them into his Guerrilla Recording

studio, a modest and affordable spot in East Oakland where tons of

local bands have recorded.


Though Boisen is well known in the Bay Area for his freakish guitar

playing and excellent recording ears, he's also a staunch DIYer and not

the type usually associated with the industry's annual

Aguilera-and-Korn fest. (To be fair, the Flaming Lips did receive a

nomination in the fun-loving Alternative category, but just try

listening to some of Boisen's music to see what is too alternative to

be spelled with a capital A.) Huzzah, Myles!


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