Dave Tompkins
Dave Tompkins

Dave Tompkins' book How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II To Hip-Hop is out in paperback and comes with 7-inch vinyl. He has contributed to Grantland, Oxford American, and The Wire. Born in North Carolina, he lives in New York.

July 11 2012 4:04 PMSpecial DeliveryWhy the Fat Boys still matter.
March 31 2012 12:34 AMSharks With Frickin' Laser Beams Attached to Their HeadsInside the egghead circus at Bell Labs.
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