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GORKY - SITGREAVES COUNTY
After punking the entire arizona government with a publicity stunt to introduce two bills to create the fictional "sitgreaves county" in reality, now the album drops july 2, 2021
Gorky's 7th record is the first to be entirely performed, recorded, and engineered by Jesse Valencia, who completed the album while at the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts 2018-2020. For more on the record and the film project, please see below.
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a legend of sitgreaves county...
In this musical drama set in the fictional "Sitgreaves County, Arizona," Jesse Valencia stars as self-sabotaging rock and roller Rhys Diaz, whose ex-flame and singing partner Lily Reed threatens to derail his shot at the big time.
FROM 2016-2021, as he wrote the screenplay for "in the land of good oaks" while in the david lynch mfa in screenwriting program, JESSE VALENCIA convinced the arizona state legislature TO SUPPORT A BILL TO MANIFEST IN REALITY HIS FICTIONAL "SITGREAVES COUNTY" (BASED IN ARIZONA'S WHITE MOUNTAINS) WHERE THE STORY OF THE FILM TAKES PLACE. TWO BILLS WERE INTRODUCED: HB 2253, BY REP. WALT BLACKMAN, and SB 1653, BY SEN. WENDY ROGERS