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Billy T
08-05-2013, 12:27 PM
Have you seen the Google search page today?

They have animated their logo and added music.

I thought it was exceptionally good.

Not sure what the music title is, but "In the Mood' comes to mind.

I will be wrong of course! :p But enjoy anyway.

As usual, click to start.............

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Trev
08-05-2013, 12:35 PM
Saul Bass 93rd birthday. Music Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck.

Google celebrates the 93rd birth anniversary of the Saul Bass, the graphic designer behind the classic Alfred Hitchcock opening credits with a video doodle that salutes the man and his work. Saul Bass was born on May 8, 1920 and the doodle will feature on selected Google home pages on Wednesday.
:)

coldot
08-05-2013, 01:28 PM
Certainly it was not "In the Mood" made famous by Glenn Miller, WWII.
Wonderful music. Top of the charts in 1940. Too bad his plane apparently went down in 1944. He is still "missing in action" as no trace of the plane was ever found.


"In the Mood" opens with a now-famous sax section theme based on repeated arpeggios (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arpeggio) that are rhythmically displaced; trumpets and trombones add accent riffs. The arrangement has two solo sections; a "tenor fight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenor_saxophone)" solo—in the most famous recording, between Tex Beneke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Beneke) and Al Klink (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Klink)—and a 16-bar trumpet solo. The arrangement is also famous for its ending: a coda that climbs triumphantly, then sounds a simple sustained unison tonic pitch with a rim shot.

Greg
08-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Cute Doodle.

The Error Guy
08-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Saul Bass, really interesting designer. Happy birthday Saul!

Misty
09-05-2013, 06:53 PM
Hi Billy T - I have just gone to the Google search page and nothing unusual at all !! - I feel cheated ??? :-( :-( I have always loved Brubeck's "Unsquare Dance" - great stuff, why did he go off and do all those intros for Films, what a great waste of a terrific talent, to my mind. It seemed that he could have done so much more (getting maudlin) Misty

Greg
09-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Hi Billy T - I have just gone to the Google search page and nothing unusual at all !! - I feel cheated ??? :-( :-( I have always loved Brubeck's "Unsquare Dance" - great stuff, why did he go off and do all those intros for Films, what a great waste of a terrific talent, to my mind. It seemed that he could have done so much more (getting maudlin) MistyTime zone difference?