Author: Dave Lifton

The perpetually cranky Dave Lifton produces and co-hosts the Popdose Podcast and contributes an occasional column when he darn well feels like it. But mostly he eats Cheetos and yells at kids to get off his lawn, which is strange because he lives in an apartment. The guiding force behind LifStrong, he can be found on Twitter at @dslifton.
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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups E & F Previews

Before we get into the third part of my World Cup previews, don’t forget to join the Yahoo World Cup Fantasy Group for Popdose...

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups C & D Previews

Remember that there’s still time to join the Yahoo Fantasy Group for Popdose readers. The password is “popdose.” Group C...

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups A & B Previews

It only happens for one month every four years. No, it’s not Jeff Giles’ mom slashing her rates (that happens much more...

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Infinite Play

Infinite Play: Big Star, “September Gurls”

In his latest Infinite Play column, Dave Lifton takes a look at "September Gurls," the power pop masterpiece by the late, great Alex...

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Infinite Play

Infinite Play: Richard Thompson, “From Galway to Graceland”

On Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, Dave Lifton's latest Infinite Play column pays tribute to the King by talking about Richard Thompson's...

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Infinite Play

Infinite Play: Neko Case, “This Tornado Loves You”

Is a tornado capable of looking for love in all the wrong places? Dave Lifton finds out when he analyzes his favorite song of 2009, Neko...

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Infinite Play, Music

Infinite Play: Del Amitri, “Tell Her This”

Since you’re all so wrapped up in Mellowmas right now, I thought it would be a good time to remind you all that music can, in fact, be a...

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Infinite Play, Music

Infinite Play: Old 97’s, “Barrier Reef”

Dave Lifton deconstructs a number about alcohol-soaked heartbreak from the Old 97's back catalog. Got something on your mind, Dave?...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Lawrence Kirsch, “The Light in Darkness”

Bruce Springsteen's fans, including two Popdose contributors, tell the story of The Boss' legendary 1978 Darkness On The Edge Of Town album...

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Infinite Play, Music

Infinite Play: The Rolling Stones, “Let It Loose”

Last week, I took the redeye back from Vegas while still slightly hung over from a blowout the night before. I hadn’t fully...

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Infinite Play, Music

Infinite Play: Chris Bell, “You and Your Sister”

This is a series I began on my blog, Wings for Wheels, a few years ago under the awkward title Songs I Never Get Tired Of. When I begged...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Big Fan”

As the financial divide between fan and athlete grows with each year, our superstitions are becoming all that we have to identify with our...