A multi-lingering blog about the politicis, the civics, the places, and etc. in Sherman Oaks.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
The Valley, Music, & Google
Last thursday at 12:00 a.m., Google launched, with no big announcement, their new Google Music Search. SearchEngineWatch.com reports that "the new feature works directly from any Google web search form, and results are returned as 'one box' results at the top of the search result page next to a musical notes icon." You can also search directly.
It was Bing Crosby's rendition, however, that enticed war-weary GI's with the promise of a mythical place. "San Fernando Valley" hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart on April 29, 1944... Once the war ended, about a year after the song reached No. 1, plenty of Americans took Bing's advice and took a trip to California to make the Valley their home.