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Dave Tompkins

Dave Tompkins is the author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach a book that details the popular history of the vocoder. He writes about hip-hop and pop music for outlets like The Village Voice, The Believer, and Wax Poetics.

Articles by Dave Tompkins

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ESSAY: Word is Bjorn

Borg is deep in the baseline, listening to his demise, the thud of ball to tarp. John McEnroe has just smoked a forehand past the Swede's left Fila sock. A wisp, but a hush, rules over the crowd. A fresh cylinder of balls is decompressed, hissing secrets unvoiced.

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