Fiddling around with Google

Regular Google users have long recognized that the search engine giant creates custom graphics for their home page, incorporating the Google logo.

Many of these custom logo graphics are themed for holidays or other special events, but today’s (3/4) image features a quartet of stylized fiddles. Each of the four have a different vibe – color and style – and a more classically-minded musician might see a group of violins.

In any event, thanks Google for featuring our beloved fiddle!

UPDATE 3/5 – I just got this nice response from Anne Espiritu at Google to my question about their reason for including the violin-themed logo:

“Yesterday, we honorted Antonio Vivaldi with a doodle that depicts one of his most beloved works, The Four Seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter are each represented within a violin representing each movement of the piece. We wanted to celebrate his work because his style broke against tradition with concertos and is much more uplifting and fanciful than other works of the time. His innovative contributions to music are still very popular and enjoyed by people around the world.”

If we can’t get a Bill Monroe poatage stamp, maybe we can get Google to honor him with a mandolin graphic on September 13!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • StewartE

    They say it’s in honor of Antonio Vivaldi’s birthday, but that guy couldn’t play a decent Orange Blossom Special to save his life!

  • gnurizen

    The fiddles represent the 4 seasons from Vivaldi’s famous violin concertos.