Dave Mistich comes to PopMatters having primed himself for a career in music journalism by studying--both as a undergraduate and graduate student--at Marshall University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He's written for a slew of publications, including The Charleston Daily Mail (WV), Relix Magazine, Graffiti, and WVRockScene. Aside from working as a music writer, Dave is desperately trying to find the time to finish a thesis on authenticity in the earliest years of "Crawdaddy!" (Which, if you didn't know was the first real American magazine of rock criticism.) Dave has plans to enter a doctoral program in the fall of 2013 (where is yet to be determined) and was once called "tenacious" by '80s pop icon Huey Lewis. Yes, "tenacious."
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