A Limerick A Day

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Singer songwriter David Kitt is leaving Ireland because the cost of living is too high

A talented singer named Kitt
Has asserted that Dublin’s a bit
Too pricey for art
To thrive in its heart
So with sadness he’s going to split.

John Moynes

Pic via David Kitt

23 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Col

    “Fine Gael are failing this city and its people massively and Dublin’s heart and soul is being ripped out and sold to the highest bidder.”
    He’s not wrong.

    1. rotide

      Unfortunately His family are the ones basically responsible for the mess so it’s a bit ironic of him to say all this

  2. broadbag

    Yeah, your Dad did such a great job with Fianna Fail, not like he and his lot laid the foundations for the current mess or anything? Maybe look a bit closer to home before moaning you big eejit!

  3. scottser

    i’d be interested to hear where he’s moving to, as i imagine most big cities in europe have outrageous rents.
    and also, why 2 number 1 albums doesn’t make enough to buy yourself a house?

    1. rotide

      *2 number one albums in Ireland

      That’s probably enough to buy some fluffy dice for his micra.

    2. pedeyw

      “…why 2 number 1 albums doesn’t make enough to buy yourself a house?”-Two number 1 albums in Ireland is not actually that many albums. Also read Steve Albini’s article “The Problem With Music” to see how the pre-streaming/itunes music industry treated their musicians and songwriters and where most of the money went. It was not to the artist.

      1. scottser

        fair enough you only have to sell a couple of thousand to chart, but is the push and exposure not enough to gig extensively off the back of it, if that’s where the money is?

        1. pedeyw

          Probably not enough to buy a house. You have a band to pay, tickets and transport costs, insurance etc. Imagine putting “gigging musician” on a mortgage application form.

  4. RuilleBuille

    His father, aunt and uncles were the very paradigm of entitled folk who ran our country over the cliff.

    And you can’t put a cigarette paper between FF, FG or Lab.

  5. rotide

    Read this yesterday and was genuinely astonished it hadn’t featured here more.

    It’s genuine broadsheet porn. Ageing hipster, political dynasty, shouts of blushirts and he probably cycles.

    Not that I think anyone should have to answer for the sins of the father, and being honest i have no issue with his reasoning but its a bit Alanis don’t ya think?

  6. Gabby

    If he has schoolgoing children, there are one or two villages in Leitrim looking to welcome refugees from dear priced-out Dublin so the local schools can enrol extra pupils and avoid losing teachers. Kerr Pinks variety of potatoes grows well in the local daub soil. Some artistic people supplement their income selling St. Brigid crosses made from the abundant rushes.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        I didn’t know that either. City Sickness is one of my favourite songs.

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