Local Grammy contender
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.....
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!