This great Bugs Bunny cartoon has several WW2 references: censorship, 4F, fuel ration cards, etc. Found on the YouTube channel 8thManDVD, here is the 1943 Warner Bros. animated short, Falling Hare.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
WEVL FM 89.9, home of the Swing Shift Shuffle, will be hosting its 30th Annual Blues on the Bluff concert this Saturday night, July 21, on the grounds of the Metal Museum overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River. There will be craft beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks sold, as well as award-winning BBQ from the Central BBQ Food Truck. Memphis Made Brewing will be brewing a special Blues on the Bluff® Craft Beer. Our silent auction continues, with items from local artists and businesses, and WEVL merchandise will also be available. There is free guarded parking. Come enjoy the giant shady oaks, cool river breeze, smell of BBQ, fantastic music, and absolutely the best view of the Mississippi in the entire mid-south! Advance online discounted ticket sales end midnight Friday. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Here is another partial Fantasia parody from Warner Bros. Set to the music of Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dances, this short retells the fairy tale of the Three Little Pigs. From the 8th Man DVD channel on YouTube, here is the 1942 cartoon, Pigs In A Polka.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Vintage Everyday posted this series of photographs taken in Cuba by Fay S. Lincoln in 1933. Prior to the Revolution in the 1950's, Cuba was a popular holiday destination for Americans. These pictures show an interesting contrast between the tourist Cuba and some of the economic hardships its people faced.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Happy Fourth of July! Join me tonight for the Swing Shift Shuffle Independence Day Special! We'll be playing great patriotic music from the Swing Era. Tune in before the fireworks start, and please remember to be safe!
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
July starts off jumping at the First Saturday RHLH dance with live music from Jeremy Shrader's Quintessentials featuring Michelle Shrader on vocals. Lindy Hop lesson from 6-7 PM with special guest instructor. Music and dancing from 7-9 PM. Cover charge is $10, with student rates available. More info here.
Monday, July 2, 2018
I read the comics section of the newspaper first every morning. It is a nice way to brace myself for the news. I would like to send a shout out to Tom Batuik & Dan Davis, creators of Crankshaft, for their prominent feature of a 1930's song in today's strip. Specifically, the character of Ralph Meckler is listening to "I Can't Get Started With You" while ordering a burger, fries and chocolate malted from a carhop, who apparently does not know what a chocolate malted is. Years ago, the strip revealed that Ralph had a chance to play with Bunny Berigan's band, so that song is certainly appropriate.