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She Was the Only One is now available for streaming or purchase

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Written by Michael Vallez

Michael Vallez- Vocals, Strings, and Piano

Darius Morgan- Electric Guitar

Steve Bearsley- Drums

Mixed and mastered by Doug Mcbride at Gravity Studios

 

Lady Liberty is available for streaming or purchase

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 Written, performed, and recorded by     Michael Vallez

Mixed and mastered by Doug Mcbride at Gravity Studios




Tales of Regret is available for streaming or purchase.  Pull up a stool.

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“Love Without The Pain” is a modern day pop-jazz standard written by Michael Vallez and performed by The Rotten Drapes. Additional accompaniment performed by Jonathan Rarick (Trumpet) and Steve Catron (Bass).   Steven Bearsley on drums and Darius Morgan on guitar.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Stay healthy.   “Love Without The Pain” is available today for streaming or purchase.  Mixed and mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios.

                  Love Without the Pain

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Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families, friends, and patients affected by Covid-19.




 

 

A few pages from my old notebook.  An early draft of “Love Without the Pain”.

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Pale Artifact Final

                          Pale Artifact.                                  The Rotten Drapes 4th studio album.

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All songs written by Michael Vallez

A Bearsley-Vallez Production

Tracked and mixed at Straightaway Productions

Mastered at Gravity Studios by Doug Mcbride

Album artwork created by Michael Vallez

 

  1. She Makes Me Feel Like Somebody Else
  • Michael Vallez- Classical guitar introduction, bass, vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Athan Mireles-Drums
  1. They Don’t Write Them Like This Anymore
  • Michael Vallez-Vocals, bass, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Athan Mireles-Drums
  1. Last Goodbye
  • Michael Vallez- Vocals, bass, harmonica, midi tracks, guitars
  • Steven Bearsley-Drums
  1. Tonight
  • Michael Vallez-Vocals, acoustic guitar, Midi tracks
  • Darius Morgan-Lead and rhythm guitar
  • Jason Griffis-Bass
  • Steven Bearsley-Drums, backup vocals
  1. Wonder About You
  • Michael Vallez- Vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Darius Morgan-Lead guitars
  • Steven Bearsley- Bass, Drums, back up vocals
  1. Promised Land
  • Michael Vallez- Vocals and MIDI tracks
  • Steven Bearsley-Drums
  1. Dissolve
  • Michael Vallez-Vocals, all guitars, and midi tracks
  • Athan Mireles-Drums
  1. Slow Rewind
  • Michael Vallez-Vocals, acoustic guitar, Midi tracks, bass
  • Darius Morgan-Lead and rhythm guitar
  • Steven Bearsley-Drums
  1. Shine On
  • Michael Vallez- Vocals, MIDI tracks, bass
  • Steven Bearsley-Drums



 

 

 

                                   Dissolve

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                              Promised Land

Black Lives Matter

New faces and dates but the struggle continues.

I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.

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Verse 1:

All of this hate and retaliation, won’t heal this divided nation
What we need is a little compassion, a little bit of love and understanding
More blood on the streets won’t ease the pain, it’s just more of the past, more of the same
So many families branded with grief, with so much injustice it’s hard to believe

Chorus:  We’ve come a long hard way, but we still have a ways to go, but the Promised Land is just down the road

Bridge:
Seems to me that this whole world is slowly going mad and I’m just trying to make it safe back to you
Seems to me that this whole world is slowly going mad and I’m just trying to make it safe back to you
The promised land is nearly at hand please be patient
The promised land could be all that we’ve planned please believe me
Let freedom ring and the angels sing from the highest mountains to the deepest sea, dream with me.
Verse 2:
With shots in the night and sirens that scream, with so much noise it gets hard to dream
The flags at half staff and covered with blood, how many deaths until we’ve had enough
When a knock at the door can fill you with fear, and the voice of logic gets harder to hear
When the tears of our mothers fill up the streets, with all of this pain it hard to believe
Chorus:
We’ve come a long hard way, but we still have a ways to go, but the promised land is just down the road

 

 

 

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Steve Bearsley

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                            Last Goodbye

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                                 Slow Rewind

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                                 Shine On

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Create your own album cover.  Just print out the following 4 photos and use the album cover as an example.   You can click on each image for the print option.  Cut out the appropriate area and glue it to picture three.  Add more trees if you like.

 

 

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When you’re done, it should look like this.  Don’t forget to add the text, with a marker of your choice.

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The Rotten Drapes third album, “Love Songs For The Dope Sick” is available on  

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Advocating for compassionate, empathetic care for those suffering from opioid withdrawal and addiction.  Ahead of it’s time in scope and philosophy, the original timeless classic continues to influence the underground and the mainstream.

 

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All songs written by Michael Vallez

Michael Vallez- Vocals, Midi, Guitar

Darius Morgan- lead and rhythm guitar

Steven Bearsley- Drums

Jason Griffis- Bass

 

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Darius Morgan

 

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Ancient thoughts.

Staring At The Sun

 

Nothing to see here.

Take Me Away

 

 

 

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Michael Vallez

 

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