Artist: Blake Berglund
Hometown: Kennedy, Saskatchewan, Canada — edge of Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Latest Album: Realms
Personal Nicknames: Ol Uncle Blake, the Double B, the Coyote, and the 333.
If you had to live the life of a character in a song, which song would you choose?
The Highwayman in the Highwaymen’s “Highwayman” — he keeps coming back around.
Where would you most like to live or visit that you haven’t yet?
I’m looking forward to a couple years of Van Life across North America. There’s a reason for the cliché of Southern Hospitality … I look forward to nestling into a couple pockets in the South and spending extended periods of time. Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas. If Mars is somehow in the cards in my lifetime, yeah, I’ll take that trip.
What was the last thing that made you really mad?
Ehh, “really mad” encompasses a lot of different emotions for me. I’m pissed off that the radio shuns female artists as much as it does, pretty disappointed in political apathy these days, and I’m downright sick and tired of entitled money hungry old white guys.
If you had to get a tattoo of someone’s face, who would it be?
Whose career do you admire the most?
My fellow Saskies (Saskatchewanites) are killing it right now, i.e. Colter Wall, Kacy and Clayton, Jess Moskaluke, Andy Shauf … the list goes on. I dig their career decisions.
What are you reading right now?
Fifth Business of the Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo by Ian Stansil, and Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
We are grateful to the Anarchist Mountain community for all they give us. Experiences. . Last night we played a house concert to 45 that overlooked the depths of the Okanagan Valley. Like a Tolkien film. . We’ve spent two days monitoring the heaven’s for you all. Everything is looking as it should – clusters, moons, rings, and a newly discovered galaxy. This morning we watched sun flares with our morning coffee and banana pancakes. . To the raceways for the afternoon. Literally.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I walk right down the centre. Gotta — artist and hustler.
What’s your favorite culinary spice?
Nice question … I bounce back and forth between cumin and turmeric.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
Photo credit: Chris Graham