Here’s the original abandoned intro for How To Wreck A Nice Beach , written in 2005(6?) and posted by the Oxford American. It’s based on the US Open epic from 1980, when Borg had a stomach bug and McEnroe cussed out a tulip bed.
It was inspired by a dream I had concerning a talking can of decompressed tennis balls which had stolen Fab Five Freddy’s larynx.
Since that’s what cans of tennis balls do, apparently.
Read it here .
Expanded Borgless paperback edition will be out this fall, accompanied by new mix and ltd edition 7-inch.