This will be about as far from Ziggy Stardust as you can get, but there are Bowie references. And Pink Floyd. And Radiohead. And Supercat. And Fantastic Plastic Machine. And G Love. And..well, there's a lot of music.
Yeah, you missed the perfect reference here, and most people won't get it, but in the first edition, and every edition worth reading; of "A River Runs Through It", the closing line was "I am haunted by waters" and you being all canuck, I'm sure you can relate.