We had the good fortune of connecting with David Jarvis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi David, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
I love seeing studio dates on the calendar, and knowing I’m closing in on finishing an album. I love making a track in a different genre, different style. I love hearing people enjoy my music. I love a nice walk on a nice day. I love a delicious, warm cup of coffee in the morning. I love a healthy glass of red wine and a cigarette in the evening. I love my family. I love my friends. I love being alone. I love a great conversation. I love reading a good book. I love falling asleep and waking up refreshed. And I love you.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I feel I’ve spoken at great length in previous interviews with your fantastic publication about X610chil, DANK, and Grain, so I’d like to take this time to discuss the podcast Blow Your Brains Out with Rick E. Warden and Dave Jarvis. It’s something I’m very proud of and passionate about. I first joined the show as a guest, which then led to becoming a featured panelist, to finally joining Ricky at the head of the table.
Before I first went on BYBO, I’d tried to launch my own podcast, but that was a huge hassle. Going all the way out there, set up, tear down, paying for cameras, all of it. And seeing the way other folks were doing their podcasts, like Behind the Red Car and Pull Out and Run, I knew I’d need accessability if I was to make a habit of it. Then I saw how Jessi from Me and My Dead Friends was doing short videos advertising the band’s shows on FB Reels. I gave it a try, but I quit on that too. I needed someone to feed off of.
I kept seeing another member of Me and My Dead Friends had a podcast. That was Rick E. Warden. His show was different. It was like a Zoom meeting.
Everybody broadcasted from wherever they wanted, and all with either a phone or a laptop. That I could do.
I came on and had a great time.
Ricky and I had good chemistry. At the end he said I could come back any time. Haha! You fool!
After a few wild, rambunctious weeks full of loud interruptions and no clear direction, I asked if we could scale it back. Have fewer guests and really get to know them. Through this new directive, we’ve been able to thrive.
We lined up guests as diverse as Ian Saint from NPR/PBS, the author Dan Franklin, Lew Morris from KNON, the Potters from Deep Ellum Radio, and many others. Every Wednesday evening from 9 – 11pm.
On one of these glorious Wednesday evenings, Ariel from Against All Odds joined us on the panel. She was quite meek and slightly timid, which was surprising for a metal singer. But she, too, was asked to come back anytime and just never went away.
I feel we’ve really gelled as a unit over the months of weekly interviews and interactions. Each of us is able to jump in when necessary, interjecting when it’s completely inappropriate, and finding out a lot about ourselves and each other.
All this while interviewing some of the most interesting characters you could ever imagine and finding out why they do what they. Blow Your Brains Out is a joy and a treasure that I am so eternally thankful for. I consider Ricky and Ariel part of my family now. But they must never come to my house.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a big fan of parking in old Arlington, usually near UTA and just walking around. The sounds of people on back porches and patios, the smell of fresh cooked chicken and vegetables, the clanking of glasses and the faint hint of music I’ve never heard before. Whether it’s the picnic atmosphere of Levitt Pavilion, the punk rock aesthetic of Growl Records, the stout craft beer of Division Brewing, the old school charm of Pinion’s, the avant garde flavor of the art museum, and too many more great spots to really list off, old Arlington is definitely on the rise. That square of Collins, Division, Cooper and Mitchell is a vibrant scene that has a soul and a consciousness that makes me think of Paris in the 1920’s or New York in the 1950’s.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate this to my family, my friends, my co-hosts Rick E. Warden and Ariel Laporte-Sims, the book Heavy by Dan Franklin, Boltneck Studio, Alpha Omega Studio, Element Sound, and the people of D/FW.

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