Heterodyning, Artistry, and David Bowie

Firstly, my heart goes out to Mr. Bowie’s family, friends, and everyone whose lives he touched. He made all us weird kids feel like there was a place for us on Planet Earth, after all. And while I’m fully aware that he didn’t want to die, I must also say that the careful planning around Bowie’s last album Blackstar gives us a poignant goodbye and provides a superb close to an extraordinary life.

(Also, I swear to God I had no idea until today that he’d played an Eastern European soldier who becomes a high class prostitute in between-the-wars Berlin in the movie Just a Gigolo. I think I need to see that toot sweet.)

Secondly, the lovely thing about art is how it’s basically creative Brownian motion. A work of art or artist inspires another artist, who then inspires yet another artist, and so on and so on. For example, this is the exact train of thought I’ve had over the past hour or so:

Man, I’m going to miss David Bowie.

I want to listen to “Life on Mars.” Need to find that on YouTube.

Hmm, I also really like Jessica Lange’s version of “Life on Mars” from AHS: Freak Show. I’ll watch that, too.

Ooh, Jessica Lange singing “Gods and Monsters” on AHS: Freak Show. I need to watch that again, as well.

You know, “Gods and Monsters” would be amazing background music for a love scene with Dean and Castiel.

It’s got to be dangerous, seducing an angel.

“He seduced an angel — now all hell’s going to break loose.”

That would make a great tag line for a novel.

How would I do this? It can’t be too close to Supernatural, more original.

Huh. Why would an angel want to talk to a human anyway? It’s not like we’re all that interesting.



Embittered Iraqi vet Mitch Barsky has his life turned upside down when he’s drafted by the angel Jegudiel to help him find the angel’s lost charge, a two-year-old girl named Nayyirah who is destined to save mankind. The child has been hidden from both Heaven and Hell somewhere in the Middle East, and Mitch and Jed must risk their lives and souls to rescue her. But a dangerous situation becomes even more volatile when the vet and the angel, against all the rules, fall in love.

Because I need another series. And this will be a 3-book series, that’s very clear. Oh, my God. THANKS DAVID, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD.

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

Posted on January 11, 2016, in Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. OMG you are so funny! I love how your brain works xxx

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