Andrew Goff / Monday, Nov. 25 @ 10:18 a.m. / Art
Q: Are any other local websites Konami Code compatible?
A: No they are not. But from here on out, entering ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A on any page on the Lost Coast Outpost will allow you access to a great stress reducing tool. We suggest taking out a mugshot or two.
Now please blow up the baddies that have invaded LoCO below. Thank you.
(Note, the vaguely referenced easter egg above will not work on your phone. This waste of time is only for larger screen utilizers. Tough.)
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Chuck Johnson, producer of the truly fabulous and inspirational “Humboldt Live Sessions” music videos — featured regularly here on the Lost Coast Outpost — has kicked off a new video series on Humboldt County visual artists. The very first episode features the LoCO’s much more talented Ferndalian next-door neighbor, Sonny Wong!
Check it out:
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It would appear we have a North Jetty Banksy on our hands.
Your Lost Coast Outpost was forced off laptop and into the great outdoors by Labor Day weekend’s sickening beauty and decided to take a stroll out on one of Humboldt Bay’s two long concrete fingers. It was there we were flabbergasted to discover that some “creative-type” had taken it upon themselves to add a bit o’ flair to a handful of once perfectly grey dolos — those giant toy jack-shaped blocks that line the harbor’s entrance.
Share in our outrage by viewing the accompanying images. And if anyone knows who is responsible for de-graying the dolos, please cross your arms, tap your foot and look stern in close proximity to them.
It’s a dizzying eight-part suite dedicated to, and inspired by, the district that now houses Tomas Jewelry and the Arcata Playhouse.
Sure, ambient audio impressionism isn’t burning up the charts this summer, but this is our ambient audio impressionism, which is why you just heard it on KHUM.
In addition to engineering a mountain of local CDs at his Myrtletown Studios, Gray is known for his work as Dell’ Arte’s resident sound designer and composer. Those songs in Mary Jane: The Musical? That’s his job.
Maybe it’ll blow your mind. Maybe it’ll redefine your understanding of art. Maybe you’ll wonder why even bother. Maybe you’ll use it as directed.
From the artist:
It is designed to envelop you, the listener, into another aural world, an alternative universe in sound. I have designed this primarily for headphone/earbud use with the portable devices that are ubiquitous in the human culture, cell phones, iPods and other mp3 players, freely downloadable here.
The results range from the plainly literal (Birds) to the downright trippy (The Playhouse). Here’s a sample of the titular piece.
This piece was created to reflect the act of walking around the creamery district. The listener is encouraged to match their walking pace to the footsteps in the soundscape and take a random stroll throughout the district. How much of the Creamery District is covered of course, depends upon the listener’s size and stride.
Hear all of Footfall here.