Phillip E.Hardy (Street Articles Author)

Phillip E. Hardy is a professional Business Consultant, writer and musician with a diverse range of abilities and interests. Hardy began his drumming career in the mid 1970s, occasionally filling in as substitute drummer for Los Angeles punk band The Weasels, as well as jamming and recording at the legendary Masque with musicians including Dean Chamberlain and The Skulls. He also recorded with Walter Egan of Magnet and Steel fame. During the 1980s he twice worked with Asylum Kids bassist and vocalist Dino Archon in bands named DV8 and Symbol Positive playing at Club Lingerie, Madame Wong's, and The Troubadour and on the Radio stage at the 1984 LA Street Scene. During the early 1990s, he fronted his own band Badge of Honor playing numerous live shows and had original songs featured on KLOS Radio Best of Local Licks show. In a May 9, 1994 Music Connection magazine review, Hardy’s vocal style was compared to Harry Chapin and in a July 4, 1994 article said his drumming was described as “As precise as the tick-tock of Big Ben and rocks like a runaway renegade. In 2004, his album Old Dog, New Tricks was released and received positive reviews from publications including Fufkin magazine, Ripping Tracks and IOM magazine. Hardy has recently played drums for several blues and rock artists including Joe Houston and Guitar Shorty and was an opening act for classic rock band Canned Heat. On September 3, 2006 Hardy joined The Lively Ones (Pulp Fiction Film Soundtrack) playing drums and singing lead vocals for a concert at the Orange International Street Fair. He now plays live with them on a regular basis. Currently, his primary musical project is as drummer for the Long Beach based band New Blues Revolution. The band recently played at the LA Music Awards at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood. The band also has a series of live shows planned for the winter and spring of 2011. He is the author Kingdom of the Hollow, the Story of the Hatfields and McCoys. In a December 2006 review, Roundup magazine described the book as "an action-filled, fictionalized account of the feud, with a strong sense of place, rich descriptive narrative full of regional detail, and crisply drawn characters." He has finished a new revision of his historical fiction work about the feud, which is available at and Barnes and Noble. He is currently writing for The Marshalltown Chronicle and has recently had his work published at Hardy was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2001 and a Master of Management from the University of Redlands in 2003. He is a Stanford University Certified Project Manager. He is endorsed by Soultone Cymbals. My writing influences include Earnest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Bukowski and John Steinbeck. I write because I find it is one of the best ways to convey my thoughts in a cohesive manner. Currently, I am most interested in writing articles that stimulate discussion and God forbid, make people laugh.
One Sin Away From Disaster, the Seal Beach Massacre
On Monday night, coyotes were the top story in my community. The local news affiliate reported one of the marauding animals killed someone’s small terrier. The following evening, I was excited when I saw one of the wild beasts while riding my bike. The day afterward, a despairing man who…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Oct 14, 2011  
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Occupy Wall Street Demands, the Dunce’s Declaration of Independence
Two weeks ago, I never heard of The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Like a developing rash, I ignored them for the first few days; but began to take notice when 700 of their number were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. I thought that perhaps a con man like William…
By:  in  Politics  >  World Politics   Oct 14, 2011  
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