Clay Mountain is an App that is a song, about a place, but it is more than that. There are secrets hidden so that you can experience the joy of exploration and discovery. There are honors to be earned for being a successful explorer, including the location of the secret place that inspired the song that inspired the app.
Clay Mountain is an interactive music video with no actual video so it is all included when you download it. You can enjoy it anytime anywhere without requiring a network connection. You could even enjoy it in the middle of the desert...
Clay Mountain is an adventure.
Clay Mountain is interactive.
Clay Mountain is rewarding.
Clay Mountain is a new kind of app: an interactive song geocaching exploration event.
PLEASE LET US EXPLAIN ABOUT THE LOCATION PERMISSION!
Sorry for the spoiler but part of the fun is to discover the location that inspired the song, and then if you run the app there you can get an achievement. That is it. The app only checks location once, when the game starts to see if you have made the pilgrimage to the desert. It does not report your comings and goings to the government or any one else for that matter.
When your feet are heavy and your face is long, get yourself on the road to Clay Mountain.
Atop Clay Mountain, you will see a vista of sun-baked trees and rocks which reflect the colors of the sunset. It is a place to sit. And think.
Clay Mountain is a reminder that everything has a purpose. The clay that gets into your fingernails could give your shirt a one-of-a-kind hue. The pebble which stubs your toe could remind you of your desert journey every time you touch it on your mantel. You never know. Chris, like many other great artists, has created a magical otherworld which can give us what the “real” world can’t.
Whenever Chris performs the song “Clay Mountain” – whether with the band Smokehouse Bucket, or on his own with his album An Honest Measure – it moves me to the place in my heart where there is an everlasting Clay Mountain, tall and sturdy and there for the climbing.
With this app, Clay Mountain can be yours, too.
-- Jennie Brown Hakim
The song “Clay Mountain” was inspired by two things in particular. The first was from another song called “Back to Culp” from 12-4-99 (Hakim/Peck), and the other was literally the shirt on my back that was dyed with the red clay from the natives in the Anza Borrego desert. Many of our greatest times together were shared in music, and in our many trips to “Our Place”, in Anza. Many of the things we said and laughed about were in our songs. I will never forget these times, as they are part of my soul. Walk in the shade, my brothers.
-- Charles J. Peck
After almost a decade apart, a reunion of three great friends is truly inspirational. I will always remember those great times, and the birth of “Clay Mountain” – a true classic.
-- Bruce Watson
It is thanks to Justin and Jason that we have such a solid body of work.
It is clear that the true beauty of “Clay Mountain” lies in its simplicity. And that very simplicity survived the many changes the song went through from guitar to mandolin to full rock ensemble. The song holds its ground despite any adaptation – it always feels sincere.
-- Chris Hakim
12-9-2012 Support for Android 2.3 with a caveat: performance on 2.3 devices may be disappointing. But all of the most important features work so in response to demand from older phone users, here you go.
NOTE: Clay Mountain will work on tablets but it will not fill the whole space. To keep the app small as possible all the images are sized for phones. No matter. Its still a blast on a tablet.