I had one of those wonderful, unexpected moments last week… one of those great creative hits when the inspiration for your next story blitzes in via your heart. I was travelling to the Australian Romance Writers’ Association conference on the beautiful Gold Coast .
Now if you want to see naked heroes… just go to the beach there any time of the day- but I digress. Before I collected my travelling buddy, I was listening to a favourite CD from the 70s. I was bopping along listening to Peter Frampton sing one of my all time favourites at full volume (and concentrating on my driving of course) and a story line just appeared along with the music. By the time I collected my friend, the whole story was there and for a died in the wool panster that is most unusual!
So why do we find our rock heroes sexy and why does their music get the creative juices flowing? How do they ooze sex appeal when some of them are not particularly handsome and don’t fit the usual sexy stereotype. Some of the top bands today are in their sixties and they still draw a crowd. Is it the bad boy image? Because they are mega rich? Because they sing to us of love? Is it the big hair? Is it the tattoos? Is it the glam factor? Or does Nickleback’s recent song give us the answer.
‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars And live in hilltop houses, drivin’ fifteen cars The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat.’
And can you guess… the hero of my next story is a rock star! So now just enjoy the images…and then tell me why do you think they keep the appeal? For me it’s the passion they put into their craft… and the glam!