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 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 If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolutions For 1942

Iconic American folksinger/songwriter Woody Guthrie had ambitious and noble New Year's resolutions for the year 1942.  Boing Boing recently posted the list, and it seemed a timely item to repost.  They are all good, but I think I like 18, 19 and 20 best:  Stay glad, keep hoping maching running, and dream good.

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