There's really no way to describe what a unique and cool guy this was. He was more active and full of life in his 70's than many people one third his age. His place was the heart of the show. There was always something going on there. He hosted potlucks, had music night, let people try out the pipe, had a million funny stories and genuinely loved life. He took shit from no one, especially the owner of the show.
And of course, he was a great artist. I am really gonna miss him.
Here's a pic I found of Parker in a rare moment of non tie-dyedness