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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Redbone Press (May 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965665984
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965665988
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,629,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ernest Hardy writes about film and music from his home base of Los Angeles. His criticism has appeared in the LA Weekly, the LA Times, Vibe, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Source, Millennium Film Journal, Flaunt, Request, Minneapolis City Pages, and the reference books 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide, among others. He's written liner notes for Chuch D Presents: Louder Than a Bomb, the box-set Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America, Curtis Mayfield: Gospel, and the box-set Superstars of Seventies Soul; he is the winner of the 2006 ASAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence, honoring his liner notes for the Chet Baker CD, Career 1952-1988. A Sundance Fellow and a member of LAFCA (Los Angeles Film Critics Association), he's sat as a juror for the Sundance Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Los Angeles Outfest. He's also co-programmed the FUSION Film Festival in Los Angeles.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Brown on June 1, 2007
Hardy is the quintessential writer and this book is truly the tip of the iceberg. Like most such writers he is sorely under appreciated and often overlooked. He's one of those writers that other writers know and love but of whom the public is usually sadly ignorant. However, one reading of Blood Beats Vol 1 will confirm in any readers mind the powerful insight of his prose - whether or not you agree with his opinions. Not only is his analysis multi-leveled, thorough and for me, spot on, but the writing is elegant, urbane and and a pleasure - no, really a luxury (in this day and age) to read. It seems to slip from his pen like an easy conversation. It is REAL writing. Not the tripe that passes for writing found in most pop cultural criticism of our day. All of it without being condescending or obtuse.

His critical reach goes so far beyond what passes for such writing these days that it's almost criminal that He's not required reading for young upcoming writers. Blood Beats: Vol 1 critically accesses artists like: Bjork, Lauryn Hill, Tupac Shakur, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Les Nubians, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, and films like: Before Night Falls, The Delta, Love Jones and Ghost Dog. His analysis engages the reader by tying in social, economic, sexual and racial subtextures in the work and in our lives. He makes it all make so much more sense than most of us even imagined was there. Life and art are so much deeper than most expect but Hardy serves it up like gossip over chitlins and cavier. Don't get it twisted and don't be intimidated - we all can enjoy it. So dig in. Learn about artists, learn about film, learn about life, learn to critique, and learn to write. Read this book.

Hopefully Blood Beats Vol 1 and the soon to be published Blood Beats Vol. 2 will finally bring him some much deserved, and long overdue notoriety and acclaim.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lois on September 3, 2006
This author goes down to the marrow of things and comes back with truly original insights. Yet he presents those insights in such a singularly engaging fashion that while I learned a great deal while reading this book, I never felt schooled. I also never felt condescended to - Mr. Hardy writes as if the reader is smart enough to follow along. What a joy that is!

Famous subjects speak to Mr. Hardy with a level of honesty that I rarely see in other interviews - even they sound surprised with what they come up with when the normal bull isn't being slung. I hope by the title that there's a Vol. 2 in the works...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Hamilton on May 1, 2008
Hardy's Bloodbeats breaks and shimmies with vernacular dexterity and spirit. It is a class-act testament to the post-post-modernist era that we live in. Hardy is not afraid of edges, interstices, places where dark and light meet to tell a story of becoming; he moves as an essayist/writer with near-shaman ability to transform life amid pop-culture icons, underground dreads, queer and all other counter publics into something with irresistible shine. The collection of interviews and articles is culture and subculture for the adventurous or the main. It's wildly fresh writing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Red Bull on April 3, 2006
That is to say, Free-thinking, Artistic & Gifted with the ability to see nuances that escape most of us. There are few pop culture scribes with bigger nuts. A real Negro with unapologetically low-hanging cojones. Here's to EH's especially funky macadamndamias, almonds, cashews AND pistachios, all of which have much flavor.
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