The Jean Genie
Whether its the standard version or the jazzy/ RnB versions, this song captures his love of the weird and wonderful. Written in New York, the city he fell in love with and eventually moved to, it describes two kooky people who live in the city. Another song that, if you close your eyes and listen closely, conjures psychedelic dreams.
A classic Bowie song with the video shot in part outside the Mars Hotel, produced some great iconic images.
The line “He’s so simple minded, he can’t drive his module.” is thought to have inspired the name of the group Simple Minds.
“Starting out as a lightweight riff thing I had written one evening in NY for Cyrinda’s enjoyment, I developed the lyric to the otherwise wordless pumper and it ultimately turned into a bit of a smorgasbord of imagined Americana … based on an Iggy-type persona … The title, of course, was a clumsy pun upon Jean Genet” David Bowie 2005
Favourite Line – Sits like a man, but he smiles like a reptile
Come on over to my Portraits in Flesh book launch event on face book, 4th March 2018.
The event will last from 5pm to 8:30pm.
I will be joined by Karen Du Bose, Ryan Lieske, Jim Ody, Chloe Hammond, Lana Campbell and Matthew Brockmeyer.
Lots of prizes and giveaway.
Come meet the authors. We don’t bite!
A Message in a Sweater
A bright red box speckled by the morning drizzle greeted me when I opened my front door. A heavy heart stifled any excitement or surprise at the mysterious package; the one-year anniversary of my sister’s disappearance saw to that.
An image of the final glimpse of her bright pink sweater through the crowd throbbed in my head.
In a trance I opened the box. My heart jolted painfully.
Folded neatly inside, nestled a pink sweater. I buried my face in its softness, breathing in her perfume. Was she sending a message?
Something dropped to the ground—a neatly severed finger.
It’s been a long journey and with less than a month to go until the release of my first novel, I’m so excited to reveal the final cover. Let me know what you think.
Happy to announce my short story ‘Serious Moonlight’ will be in Full Metal Horror coming out April 15th.