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With a well-worn drum stick in one hand, Jay Parks holds a percussion instrument that he crafted himself and calls a “flower.” Parks plays drums in his van for hours a day (and night) at Walmart and other local parking lots.

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It’s an eye — and ear — catching scene: a nearly 64-year-old man playing the drums out of his van in the Walmart parking lot on Stadium Boulevard, often for hours a day and late into the night.


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