You've probably know by now that Google is paying homage to Robert Moog today with a Doodle that's a virtual version of the iconic Moog Synthesizer. Moog died in 2005. Today would have been his 78th birthday.
Now, we claim no musical talent. But we bet many of you know your way around a keyboard. So here's a challenge: Use the Moog Doodle to recreate a version of All Things Considered's theme song. Then share your work by giving us a link in this post's comments thread. Or, share your link on the NPR Facebook page. We'll try to spotlight the best efforts (and maybe, just maybe, some might make it on the air).
Need a refresher on what the current ATC theme song sounds like? We're embedding a clip. You can also hear it here.
A clip of the current 'All Things Considered' theme
By the way, as ATC staff producer Art Silverman reminds us, the show's theme has changed substantially over the years. On the show's 31st anniversary, in 2002, NPR's Bob Boilen reported about Don Voegeli, the theme's composer and the theme song's evolution. As Bob said, Voegeli used a synthesizer (a Putney, not a Moog) on the first version. Voegeli died in 2009.
Bob Boilen reporting, in 2002
Here are a couple early versions of the theme. Feel free to try to recreate them as well:
Two early versions of the 'All Things Considered' theme
Update at 5:53 p.m. ET. The Perfect Version?:
We received two submissions on Facebook that put together would in our opinion create the perfect theme.