Jack Hardy (singer-songwriter)
John Studebaker "Jack" Hardy was an American lyrical singer-songwriter and playwright based in Greenwich Village, influential as a writer and mentor in the North American and European folk music scenes for decades. He was cited as a major influence by Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, many others who emerged from that scene in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. Hardy was the author of hundreds of songs, toured tirelessly for forty years, he was the founding editor of Fast Folk Musical Magazine, a periodical famous within music circles for twenty years that shipped with a full album in each issue, whose entire catalog is now part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection. Hardy died on the morning of March 2011 in Manhattan, he was 63. The cause was complications of lung cancer. Jack Hardy was identified with New York's Greenwich Village folk music scene. Beginning in the mid-1970s, Hardy hosted Monday-night songwriter's circles and pasta dinners at his apartment on Houston Street, a gathering famously open to both established artists and novices.
He began a small, informal songwriters' group at The English Pub in Greenwich Village, which became a more formal songwriters' night at the Cornelia Street Cafe in December 1977. This group would evolve into the Songwriter's Exchange, releasing an album on Stash Records in 1980; the group formed a cooperative, led by Hardy, in 1981 took over the booking of the Speakeasy, which became a thriving venue for songwriters. Hardy was the founder and first editor of Fast Folk Musical Magazine in 1982. Hardy was a graduate of the University of Hartford. Although more popular in Europe than in his native America for much of his career, the end of the 20th century brought a reignited interest in his music on his native shores. Throughout, he toured tirelessly on both sides of the Atlantic. Hardy was a lyrical writer, his music was tinged with a Celtic flavor, although his last few albums took on more of a country & western style. Both budget-conscious and disdainful of self-important artistic egos, Hardy recorded all of his albums in the same manner: by rehearsing a small band and recording the entire album "live to tape" in a period of 48 hours or less.
In the last few years of his life, Hardy toured with long-time friend and fellow songwriter David Massengill as a duo called the Folk Brothers. In songwriter circles, Hardy was as well known as a mentor as he was as an artist. Songwriters gathered at his hallowed Houston Street apartment one night a week to play their latest work, to face criticism from Hardy and their gathered peers. Fueled by pasta and wine, the weekly songwriters' sessions were famous for the artistic and political conversations that flowed in them and the large number of remarkable songs that emerged from them. Jack suffered neither egos nor nerves, when the introduction to a new song got too long and/or apologetic from a songwriter, Hardy would bark, "Shut up and sing the song." The hundreds of songwriters who frequented Hardy's apartment gatherings over the years included names both unknown and famous – among them, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Brian Rose, Richard Shindell, John Gorka, Wendy Beckerman, Richard Julian, Tracy Allard, Frank Tedesso, Christian Bauman, Linda Sharar, Rod MacDonald, Lucy Kaplansky, Christine Lavin.
The weekly songwriter's session itself made it into a number of songs by Hardy alumni, including "Jack's Crows" by John Gorka, the title song of Gorka's second album, "Boulevardiers" by Suzanne Vega. The group was immortalized in fictional form in Christian Bauman's 2008 novel "In Hoboken," which included two chapters that took place in the Houston Street apartment, a character named "Geoff Mason" who bore a striking resemblance to Hardy. While Hardy's name never achieved the level of fame of Vega, Gorka, or the many he recorded for Fast Folk, he continually built on his substantial catalog of literate, well-crafted songs. Hardy attended college at The University of Hartford, in 1969 – editor of the University of Hartford's The News-Liberated Press – Hardy was arrested and convicted of libel after publishing a lewd cartoon that attacked president Richard Nixon. Hardy was paid a $50 fine. While the conviction was overturned on appeal, Hardy remains the only person in the history of the United States, arrested and convicted of libeling the President of the United States.
Jack Hardy was predeceased by a brother, who played bass in Jack's band and appeared on many of his recordings. Jeff Hardy, who worked as a chef for a financial services firm located in the World Trade Center, died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Jack Hardy Early and Rare Mirror of My Madness The Nameless One Landmark White Shoes The Collected Works of Jack Hardy, Part I, Volumes 1 - 5, 1965–1983 The Cauldron The Hunter Retrospective Through Two of Swords Civil Wars Songs of Jack Hardy, Volume One: Of the White Goddess The Collected Works of Jack Hardy, Part II, Volumes 6 - 10, 1984–1995 The Passing Omens Bandolier Coin of the Realm: Songs for the New American Century The Tinker's Coin - Celtic Anthology Noir Rye Grass Jack Hardy's Songwriter's Exchange in Suzanne Vega documentary on YouTube
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John Hardy was a British businessman and member of Parliament. Hardy was the main owner of the Low Moor ironworks and represented Bradford in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1837 and from 1841 to 1847, he married daughter of Richard Gathorne. Their elder son John was created a Baronet in 1876 while their third son Gathorne became a prominent Conservative politician and was created Earl of Cranbrook in 1892. Hardy died in September 1855. Hardy Baronets, of Dunstall Hall Earl of Cranbrook Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Lundy, Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Hardy
John Stockdale Hardy
John Stockdale Hardy was an English legal practitioner known as an antiquary. Born at Leicester 7 October 1793, he was the only child of William Hardy, a manufacturer there. After education in a private school in Leicester, he was admitted a proctor and notary public, became a practitioner in the ecclesiastical courts. On the death of his maternal uncle William Harrison, Hardy succeeded him as registrar of the archdeaconry court of Leicester, of the court of the commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln, of the court of the peculiar and exempt jurisdiction of the manor and soke of Rothley. In 1826 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Hardy was known for his anti-Catholic polemics. In 1828 George Kenyon, 2nd Baron Kenyon and Lord Howe used him as a campaigner, in an effort to turn Leicestershire against Catholic emancipation, he retained all his legal appointments till his death at Leicester on 19 July 1849. Hardy's Literary Remains were collected by John Gough Nichols, published at Westminster in 1852.
They included essays on ecclesiastical law and speeches on political questions, biographical and miscellaneous essays. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Stephen, Leslie. "Hardy, John Stockdale". Dictionary of National Biography. 24. London: Smith, Elder & Co
John Hardee was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Hardee toured with Don Albert in 1937 -- 38, he directed a Texas school band and served in the Army during World War II. In 1946 he played with Tiny Grimes and recorded as a bandleader for Blue Note Records between 1946 and 1948, issuing eight releases. In the 1940s and early 1950s he played with Clyde Bernhardt, Cousin Joe, Russell Procope, Earl Bostic, Billy Kyle, Helen Humes, Billy Taylor, Lucky Millinder. In the 1950s he became a schoolteacher. In 1959, he played saxophone on Dallas R&B group The Nightcaps' LP Wine, Wine, he was not a member of the group. Scott Yanow, John Hardee at Allmusic
Schizopolis is a 1996 experimental comedy film with a non-linear narrative directed by Steven Soderbergh. Although the film does not have a linear plot, a skeletal structure exists, telling the same story from three different perspectives divided into three acts. At the beginning of the film, Soderbergh speaks to the audience in a style meant to evoke Cecil B. DeMille's introduction to The Ten Commandments, he states, "In the event that you find certain sequences or ideas confusing, please bear in mind that this is your fault, not ours. You will need to see the picture again and again until you understand everything." The film's main character is Fletcher Munson, an office employee working under Theodore Azimuth Schwitters. Schwitters is the leader of a self-help company/religion/lifestyle known as Eventualism, a clear reference to L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology; the audience sees the events unfold in the opening act through Fletcher's point of view. Fletcher sees the underlying meaning in everything, paying more attention to what is meant, rather than what is said.
As he progresses through his day the audience sees the lack of attention he is paying to the people around him, degrading to the point where he comes home for dinner and he and his wife illustrate their lack of communication by describing what they are saying. Fletcher: Generic greeting. Wife: Generic greeting returned. Fletcher: Imminent sustenance. Wife: Overly dramatic statement regarding upcoming meal. Fletcher: Oooh, false reaction indicating hunger and excitement! When Fletcher's co-worker Lester Richards unexpectedly dies while getting pictures developed at the drugstore, Fletcher must take his job as speechwriter for Schwitters, his personal life suffers because of his work, he becomes more detached from his wife, trying to cope by having an affair. Meanwhile, Elmo Oxygen, a local exterminator, spends much of his time going from house to house, bedding the bored housewives of the men in the community who work for Schwitters. In each house he takes pictures of his genitals using various cameras he finds on tables and in cabinets.
Elmo and the women speak in a nonsensical code that, for all its complexity conveys amorous intent: Housewife: Arsenal. Nose army. Elmo: Nose army. Beef diaper? Housewife: Nomenclature; as Elmo makes his rounds, he is followed by a couple in an SUV. Fletcher finishes this act in a parking lot. Finding that his key will not work in his car door, he looks around and finds that his actual car is an exact match for the one he is trying to get into, he goes to enter his own car when he sees a man, his exact double climb into the car he himself just tried to enter. Fletcher follows his doppelganger home, closes his eyes, becomes this mystery man. Although the second act begins as a direct transition from the first, its events unfold with the previous act; the second act follows one Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. Korchek is a conservative dentist, mentioned by one or two smaller characters in the first act, he is always in a jogging suit, although he only jogs from his car to the door of wherever he is going. He is quite a fan of Muzak.
Korchek, it turns out, is the mystery man that Fletcher's wife has been having an affair with, causing Fletcher/Korchek to comment, "Oh my god. I'm having an affair with my wife!" Despite being with the same man, Mrs. Munson seems to feel comfortable with Dr. Korchek; the communication is better and she feels needed and wanted. Korchek suggests she move in with him; the next day, Korchek has breakfast with his heroin-addicted brother, who first asks to stay with Korchek, to borrow money. Korchek says he can't help, that his brother should not be dealing with drug dealers anyway; the brother disagrees, Korchek goes to work. Once there, he meets Attractive Woman Number 2. Korchek falls in love with her and writes a letter professing his love. "Dear attractive woman number 2, only once in my life have I responded to a person the way I've responded to you, but I've forgotten when it was or if it was in fact me that responded. I may not know much, but I know that the wind sings your name endlessly, although with a slight lisp that makes it difficult to understand if I'm standing near an air conditioner.
I know. I know that your figure would make a sculptor cast aside his tools, injuring his assistant, looking out the window instead of paying attention. I know that your lips are as full as that sexy French model that I want to fuck. I know that if for an instant I could have you lie next to me, or on top of me, or sit on me, or stand over me and shake I would be the happiest man in my pants. I know all of this, yet you do not know me. Change your life. Or, at least let me pay you to accept it."He leaves this note on her door and goes home. Once there, he sees a car parked in the driveway, it is Mrs. Munson, who has left Fletcher. Korchek has to admit. Mrs. Munson is justifiably upset, leaves; the next day Korchek gets to work and is confronted by a large man who says "Your brother, eight hours, fifteen thousand dollars." In fact all of this man's dialog consists of some combination of these three commands. Korchek goes into the office and finds a registered letter from a law firm representing
Hardy Brothers is a specialty retailer and private company of fine jewellery and decorative arts in Australia. Its historic products are now collectible and are held in state and national collections, it is the only Australian jewellery business to hold a Royal Warrant and since 1980 has produced the Melbourne Cup. Hardy Brothers was founded in 1853 by Jeweller John Hardy, an Englishman newly arrived in Sydney, NSW, Australia. In 1855, the business moved to Hunter Street, Sydney, NSW and remained there until 1935. In 1894, the business expanded to Queensland with the opening of a store in Brisbane. A store was opened in Collins Street, Melbourne, in 1918. In 1929, Hardy Brothers were appointed jewellers by Royal Warrant to His Majesty King George V; the business remained in family control until 1974 and was taken over in 1980 by Qintex and controlled by that company until 1988. It was bought by the McKinney family and lastly by Wallace Bishop in 1997. Wallace Bishop is a family owned jewellery company established in 1917 and now run by the fourth generation.
Stuart Bishop is the current CEO. John Hardy Walter Hardy Percy Hardy Richard Hardy Jack Leckie Harry Quayle Arthur Sims John McKinney Stuart Bishop 189 Edward Street, Brisbane 60 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood Chase, Sydney 338 Collins Street, Melbourne 1341 Dandenong Road, Melbourne 47 King Street, Perth Official website