Kristian NairnInterview

WinterIsComing interview

11 Mar, 2014

Nairn says in an interview with that his first musical passion was glam and thrash metal such as Poison, Sepultura, Obituary, The Cult and Danzig. He modeled his guitar playing skills after Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and others, and says that his DJing influences are ‘anything that creates an emotional reaction’:

At a gig recently in Pensacola Florida, as I was standing looking over the crowd, it dawned on me that it feels like I’m shooting emotional laser beams out into the crowd. When they respond, it’s the most amazing feeling, and conversely, when a crowd doesn’t get it, it can be like “WHY DONT YOU GET WHAT I’M GETTING?!” We all have gigs like that though, but thankfully more of the former.

His World of Warcraft character is a ‘green goblin hunter with a spectral pet called Jupiter or Hannibal’:

I’m currently on Thrall U.S. [WoW server], on the Horde side!

However the comment that generates the most interest is when he appears to come out about his gay identity. Asked if he is aware of his following in the gay ‘bear’ community:

Well, in all honesty, when you talk about “the gay community,” you are talking about MY community, haha. I AM aware of it yeah, and I think it’s really lovely. There’s not a day that I don’t get a few messages, but 99% or more are super sweet and nothing smutty at all! Again, it’s a privilege, and I really mean that. I’ve never hidden my sexuality from anyone, my whole life in fact, and I’ve been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview, cos it’s not something you just blurt out. I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!

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