The Flat Iron’s Open Mic Night has been the home of miscreants, muses and musicians for many years. From neighborhood troubadours to the almost famous.
After working behind the bar for too long I decided to interview a number of the characters who showed up week in and week out in late 2008. I put this together in early 2009. … many of them went on to form bands with a good deal of local and regional success, some continued to listen intently, some moved away, some passed away.
Dan “Half-Pint” Parks passed away sometime in the night in his sleep. He was a messed up kind hearted soul who fought the kind of passions on a daily basis that most of us only get a glimmer of in our lifetimes.
He was, at least in my imaginings, a mad poet highlander with a never ending glass of whisky armed with the sort of wit that got you on the way out the door.
There will be an impromptu service for Dan at the Flat Iron on Tuesday May 10th.