are pop stars eccentric?

Not quite the title of one of Gary Numan’s two hits but appropriate I hope. A nice feature today in the Independent’s property section on Gary’s choice of home – a Gothic-themed estate in Sussex. He’s clearly got some odd tastes – everywhere is painted red, he has swords hanging in the hallway and up the stairs (he’s a big fan of Lord of the Rings…) and underneath the stairwell sits a stuffed white Alaskan timber wolf. Eh? Well apparently he spotted it in an airport shop in Seattle, kids were climbing over it and he thought it was undignified. So, he did what any self-respecting animal rights activist would do – he bought it and brought it home to the wilds of Sussex with the intention of setting it in a tundra scene complete with ice and mural. That’s still to be built but never mind ‘he’s a happy wolf now’ accordingly to Gary. Continue reading