I don't think Hey Hombre was speaking against open mics, being a frequent Open mic performer himself. Glad you are aware of his identity, though!
I go to Mickeys, it's fun there. I'm reminded of the time I was playing and someone seated at the bar said to their stool-neighbor, "Actually, this is a really good song." Better than the time I was stumbling through some song and someone way at the back of the bar shouted, "CUT YOUR LOSSES!" I agreed.