The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at wevl.org. In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Friday, February 19, 2010
New "Planet" Found in 1930
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto (not Mickey's dog). The Modern Mechanix blog recently posted an original article about the discovery of the "planet" Pluto. Just goes to show how times change. In 2006, astronomers officially reclassified Pluto as a "dwarf planet," stripping it of all its full planet benefits. So far, there has been no word on whether animators will reclassify Mickey's dog as a "toy."