Google understands that it's the little things that make the journey of life enjoyable. The Google Doodle logos are one of those things, ranking on my favorites list well above raindrops on roses but just below whiskers on kittens, which are arguably the best things ever.
The designers at Google have outdone themselves today -- even challenging the status of kitten whiskers -- with strum-able virtual guitar strings in celebration of what would have been electric guitar innovator Les Paul's 96th birthday. And seeing that "how to play guitar" and "guitar chords" are now trending searches on Google, I think many search engine users are taking this Doodle seriously, going so far as to research how to use it best. Sometimes, the pit stops on life's journey require you to learn how to rock out.
Playing the Doodle is not easy, but I like that you can do it from your keyboard and not just with your mouse. (PC World has more tips on how to get the most out of it.) It made me want to try a few of my favorite guitar solos. For the record, here are my top 5:
"Virginia Reel around the Fountain" by Built to Spill, from "Built to Spill Live"
"Let's Call It Love" by Sleater Kinney, from "The Woods"
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by the Beatles (with help a little help from their friends, namely Eric Clapton), from "The White Album"
"All I Want Is You" by U2, from "Rattle and Hum"
"Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin, from "Led Zeppelin II"
Are you are cubicle musician, too? What are your top 5 favorite guitar solos? Can you play them on today's Doodle without making air guitar face? Is there a Google Doodle that you find superior to feline vibrissae?
Posted by Stephanie Petersen