Talkin‘ the Talk With Don

Talkin‘ the Talk with The Great Southern Brainfart

Since 2009, I have interviewed some of my favorite artists. I cover a lot of genres because, well, I love all kinds of music. From Classic Rock to Black Metal and all else in between, if I love an artist, I want to talk to them! I try to set a relaxed, ”living room” type of vibe and have a conversation and talk about anything. read less


Episode 89: Charlie Granberg (Hellsingland Underground)
Episode 89: Charlie Granberg (Hellsingland Underground)
Hellsingland Underground is a band out of Sweden that is one of the most UN-SWEDISH bands I have ever heard.  Sounding more like they could've come straight out of the Southeastern part of the US, their sound is a hodgepodge of influences such as Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers Band, and Dr. Hook just to name a few.  I would've never heard one bit about had it not been for my good friend Jacob Hellrud from Children of the Sun.  Jacob sent me a press release for Hellsingland Underground that was written by lead singer Charlie Granberg's 16 year old daughter and it was so amazing, I had to listen to them.  Here's just a portion of said press release: My dad and his gang of smelly bearded geezers release another “record.”  Good for them. And once again he’s forced me to do a job that he obviously is too lazy or incompetent to do himself. He apparently things child labour is perfectly fine in 2022. I didn’t’ even know what a press release was. But after a lot of nagging and bribery of various kinds, I finally put forward my terms: I will write it if it presented in my version, without censorship. And he agreed with it. So, blame yourself. First of all, I don’t understand why anyone would want to buy a piece of plastic that is just insanely difficult to play. Feels damn 20th century if you ask me. He says, that I don’t “get the point” but in truth, it’s he himself who’s old and lagging behind.  I have no idea how to get anyone interested in this. But sometimes I can  feel a little sad for them for still trying. Charlie is not just a great singer and songwriter but he is an amazing human being and was so much fun to talk to.  We discussed the band's American southern rock influences, his love for Bob Dylan, the band's new album "Endless Optimism", and other random bullshit that made each of us laugh and become good friends!  Check out these badasses at