How do you afford your rock n’ roll lifestyle?

Apparently the Koret in gastown sucks. This according to Matthew Good, whose blog has a great rant about Vancouver Real Estate:

This building is just a gong show, I can’t believe people in this town pay these sorts of prices for new places like this. My flat is so cheaply built you’d think a 12 year old did it. And it’s not just here, it’s a problem all over the city. No one can afford to buy because most simply buy apartments to flip in an attempt to make money, driving prices up and out of the range of young families that aren’t pulling in half a million dollars a year. One of these days Vancouver’s real estate market is going to crash, and when it does I’m going to build a giant float shaped like a cock in an ass and throw a parade.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m just going out to buy some Matthew Good CDs so he can afford to buy here. I’ve always maintained that if we can’t house our rock stars in style then there’s something seriously wrong with this town.

(apologies for mixing cake with matthew good)

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Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

he's just bitter cuz he never got invited to neverland

solipsist
solipsist
13 years ago

I regret if I unfairly picked out any segment of the population, but the Pride Parade allusion set me down that path.I liked whatever's idea much better. The visualization is easier on the sensibilities too.

whatever
whatever
13 years ago

"Straight people do it to too.Well I read that."Yeah me too, I've even seen documentary evidence.I think a better float for the vancouver housing bubble crash would be a giant grinder that turns cash into leaky stucco and mold.

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

why do so many people cross reference: “and when it does I’m going to build a giant float shaped like a cock in an ass and throw a parade.” with gay thing?Straight people do it to too.Well I read that.

solipsist
solipsist
13 years ago

“and when it does I’m going to build a giant float shaped like a cock in an ass and throw a parade.”As a real rock star philanthropist (y'now – like Bonohhh), he could donate the float to the gay/bi/lesbian/transgender/cross-dresser street kids' association to be used as affordable housing.Hoist it up top of a condo somewhere like one of those tiny-rooftop-condos

puhlaya
puhlaya
13 years ago

"…and when it does I’m going to build a giant float shaped like a cock in an ass and throw a parade."That's a really great soundbite.

solipsist
solipsist
13 years ago

Ah, Your Eminence, you beat me to it.I don't know much about his music, but I will endeavour to hear some. Maybe we can get him to write an anthem for the sane RE observers.He may show up here – I e-mailed him about his post, and gave mentions of you and VHB (after myself of course…).

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

“and when it does I’m going to build a giant float shaped like a cock in an ass and throw a parade.”I wonder if Rob's Realty or Rennie would sponsor such a float?Would CMHC advertise on the sides?

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

I'm pretty sure that float has already been used in the Pride parade. Maybe he could just borrow it instead of building from scratch.

Warren
Warren
13 years ago

I can't stand that loser.However his points are valid.

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

I've only heard a few Matthew Good songs, but he just earned a new fan here.