I suppose after that I thought the door was open and maybe he'd call me or whatever, but that never happened. I saw he was doing a show in LA and figured I had nothing to lose, so I went to his website, emailed the webmaster, went through a few people and got hooked up with tickets.Met him there, we chatted after the show, and he invited me out to New York.
I've always been here, I've always been open, but I'm not going to be the one pushing for this anymore.
I suppose the "final straw" for me was an offhand comment he made, I don't know if he even knows I heard it.
We were at a big family dinner at a B&B and I was sitting down at one end of the table with aunts and uncles, my dad was in the center with his wife and her two kids. Darren Hall: I don't know that I could say I was ever cut ON financially.
Popdust: Did he help you at all with your music career/did he encourage you and support you?
Darren Hall: Quite the opposite, he never really seemed to care that I was doing music…almost discouraged it. I think the traditional definition of a deadbeat dad is the guy that won't even pay his child support. But emotionally, supportively, I mean…he just wasn't there. The last contact I had with him was maybe 4 years ago.