You have to visit the Auckland CBD to witness the exponential increase in homeless people
Property investors have had their fun in creating the biggest bubble in history.
While some wait for the bubble to burst with a slump in property values.
Others are experiencing the burst already in terms of not being able to afford a place to live.
And where do many of them head?
Into town or head for the hills.
The hills are better but if they end up in town where do they go?
The busiest corners and outside supermarkets of course
The giant supers in town have become streetpeoplecentral
Not for one or two but for three or twenty at a time hovering round the main entrances
And you know what?
It’s not my problem
It’s probably not your problem
It’s not the governments problem
Or the banks
Or the landlords
Or the vagrants themselves
You know what
It’s OUR problem
It affects everybody who arrives in our 100% clean green commercial capital delusion.
It’s beyond belief that a country that hosts some of the richest people and corporates in the world is happy to tolerate this situation. The rich have a duty to offer real support as only they can afford to build for the poor. And create a building industry concerned with the equitable and not just about equity and instant returns.
No one else can afford to.
One time I was playing outside a super and the manager and assistant manager told me I couldn’t play. I told them I could. See that story below.
That was back in the good old days when all they had to do was shoo away one street musician.
Now they need to move tuneless multitudes.
People with nothing to lose tend to stick around.
And people who can do concerts don’t need to play where they are not wanted.
Anyway. Speaking of concerts – there is one coming up and I am happy to report that Dave Alley has agreed to be wingman.
Check out the video he did in Dublin sometime back. Or this
Its easy to find on the You Tube
Dave is dynamic and down to earth and puts on a performance not to be missed.
“Dave Alley is influenced chiefly by Dylan, Bowie, Bukowski et al, Fry, Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Richard Thompson, Waits and the tones of Santana, Dave Alley isn’t sure who or what, musically & lyrically, he is. Ending up being a heavily refracted version of himself most of the time. Dave is a spiritually sonic cluster fuzz of atoms whizzing around and around and around, perhaps a little more so after good fresh-ground morning coffee..”
We have other guests and will keep you posted. Please come to the show and even consider sponsoring others to come in your place if you can’t come!
All the best for now
Luke. Call me if you want to help with the show. Its only a week away 021 0259 2919