It’s not like asking him to show us what’s under his kilt, along the way provoking exactly the response hoped for - more of that moment later - it’s just a question about time. (Though truly, if you hadn’t seen what Kirin J Callinan had under the sporran you’d not been paying attention as naked had often enough been his default setting, and was probably better known than his songs, which could be vamping electronica, verging-on-OTT rock ballad or florid pop. Callinan subtle?
Kirin J Callinan is a tad disappointed that I’ve called him at “a fairly unglamorous time”. Unglamorous is something Callinan will never knowingly be. When last we spoke he was sporting a mustard singlet tucked into black jeans, under a green cord jacket, all of them under a large black coat worn off the shoulder as a cape. Oh yes, and hoop earrings which were set off rather well by a newish cowboy hat he declared had not left his head in weeks. Such flamboyance can be heard