The Google doodle celebrating Les Paul is live today! It was a big team effort, programmed and designed by Kristopher Hom, Joey Hurst, Ryan Germick, and myself.
I recorded the guitar sounds for it a while back in my apartment. Took some quick photos while I was doing it. I like knowing that the sounds were recorded in a simple home setup. I’m generally into DIY.
By the way, yesterday I made up a few quick songs while biting my nails waiting for it to launch: Happy car commercial, brooding teenager, bossanova vacation music, mellow indie rock thing, thoughtful movie music, 50′s diner jukebox.
Update: I wrote a longer article about the Les Paul doodle, thinking about how it relates to folk music, oral tradition, classical notation, and more.