A note to kind Office Naps readers

Some of you have noticed that your author, who has made it a habit to drop things for months at a time, then to only suddenly reappear like that errant stepfather, has done it again.

A bit of explanation. When one’s waking hours are spent pitch-adjusting blue audograph discs or wondering whether more time shouldn’t be spent with something called digiprov, other things – important things – perspective, for one, updating music blogs, another – tend to get pushed aside. Healthier souls, even in their busiest stretches, commit themselves to at least some daily moment of relaxation or favorite activity. The word, I think, is balance. That’s something I’ve never much messed around with.

But Office Naps is something that we record collectors strive for. An unmediated, unregulated forum for our collections, simply, and an audience there to pay the tiniest bit of attention. Believe me, having someone, anyone, to listen to your music and your various exhortations about music is a true pleasure. And you, readers, you’re more than just anyone, you’re the best.

Which is to say I’ll be back. Just give me another month or two.

much love,
Little Danny

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37 Responses to A note to kind Office Naps readers

  1. Es-tonea-pesta says:

    Thanks!

  2. Simon666 says:

    Looking forward to whenever it may be Danny.

  3. Leo Rattans says:

    No sweat dear Danny, gives us time to delve deeper into your posts (and mixes!!) and maybe come up with some clever(er) comments.

    I’m amazed that every link seems to be active!

  4. ROEB says:

    for now muchos gracias! and happy to hear from you again.
    enjoy and ai to heiwa
    roeb

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey Danny,

    Very kind of you to give this message, but I feel no worries. Your blog is high on my bookmarklist every since I stumbled upon it. I made it a habit to check every week, knowing that you are so involved in music that you will allways come back to post again.It may take weeks, months, Just take all the time you need and make sure you keep it enjoyable for yourself.
    with love,
    Kenny

  6. It’s always worth the wait, LD. I will continue to linger and look forward to your next informative, articulate and enjoyable post.

    Best music blog on these here internets!

    Take care,

    Mr. Attention

  7. WESTEX says:

    Always worth the wait…

  8. tant says:

    Take your time.
    We’ll be here….waiting.

  9. Todd says:

    No worries on the wait. I’m always amazed that people can find the time to put together a good music blog like this one. We all look forward to your return, whenever that may be. Take it easy!

  10. BOPST says:

    The good things in life are worth waiting for….

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for all your work, Danny. Office Naps is well worth cultivating patience, which I am working on doing!

    — DJ Frederick

  12. Anonymous says:

    Very classy stuff, well written, and always worth waiting for. Best of luck to you in all your endeavors.

  13. robbers68 says:

    was just listening the Winter 2008 Psych Pop mix, so great, thank you. we’ll be patient

  14. Anonymous says:

    I continue to check, every Monday, no matter how long it’s been. It’s worth it even if I only find one posting every three or four months. Thanks for the great music and analysis and information.
    Tom W.

  15. shiryu7 says:

    Thank you, thank you for everything.

  16. whiteray says:

    Always good to find something new when I pop in. Thanks . . .

  17. transoniq says:

    Didn’t know what an Audograph disc even was until reading this post and then looking it up. I assume you’re doing digital transfers/restorations? Of what? Dictation? Recordings from radio? Rare local music performances from the ’40’s? Please elaborate!

    In my researches, I came across a very interesting pitch correction method, by the way (necessary, of course, because the original playback device spun the record at a variable rpm): you isolate the hum in the original recording, and then, assuming you’ve digitally transferred using a modern constant-rpm turntable, you can create an accurate time-pitch correction curve, which would be, I guess, inversely proportional to the hum frequency. Probably nothing you don’t know already, but I thought I’d share. Hell–for all I know it was your very own business website that yielded that fascinating nugget.

    I just wish warped LPs and 45 had enough hum to employ this techique!

    Anyway–this is my first comment here even though I’ve been reading for well over a year. I enjoy your writing even more than the music, which is not to dis the music you present, but to simply state the fact that you are a phenomenal wordsmith.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Office Naps has introduced me to some fantastic music I’d otherwise likely never heard, and is one of the best-written blogs I frequent.
    Thank you for this resource, LD, and we’ll eagerly look forward to your return.

  19. No worries, I imagine it takes time to travel into that parallel dimension where you find all these incredible tunes. Thanks for the beautiful music.

  20. nrich says:

    I demand more mixes!

    Been meaning to tell you your writing style is excellent and thoroughly enjoyable to read.

    take it easy

  21. Walt says:

    just another reader wishing you well and all lovely-lovely. come back when you can!

  22. looking forward to the future updates!

  23. Man on Fire says:

    I owe you some of my favorite songs.

    THANK YOU, DANNY.

  24. Martin says:

    Anyone who has followed "Rab Hines's" obsessive Bruno dirt at Call It Anything has seen that "Hines's" sole purpose is to spoil the name of a? well-known German trumpeter.

    CIA is not about jazz. For "Hines", it's about terror, libel, and involving music lovers in his stalking activities. Anyone supporting "Hines" risks a visit from the authorities all-too-soon.

    "Hines" is an unemployed, mentally ill person from New Jersey masquerading himself as a jazz fan. Though nobody knows his real name, his voice can be heard at Bruno's Alert Blog. Well-known is his IP address under which "Hines" spammed literally hundreds (!) of jazz blogs with pedophile comments.

    For more, simply google "Rab Hines Alert Blog". It's the very first Google entry.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Dang dude I know you busy but you couldn't put something up once a month? Look at all the fans you have here!

  26. Chill says:

    Looking forward to the day when you can come back and return to the truly important work! Take care!

  27. Anonymous says:

    please come back, this is my favorite blog

  28. Anonymous says:

    I just checked in; it's Nov 7 2009. Hope things are going well & I look forward to you next post. Very good website and kudos to you efforts and passion. JANK

  29. Anonymous says:

    Yeah…. kinda getting time you came back. Maybe baby steps to start with, like one post a month or something… nothing to biggie.

  30. Leo Rattans says:

    Happy holidays 2009, Danny.

    Here's hoping you'll find a reason to post something again real soon.

    Still, being able to send people back to your posts is a pleasure (soul-sides.com, dec 10).

    This was written on my birthday, Dec.15, 2009.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I just found this blog after reading Herb Kent's mention of his "first hit record" The Tea Box (actually Tea Pot) and scouring the web to find it. Not only do you write well and find amazing amounts of information about the records, it turns out I had put this particular side on a cassette comp 25 yrs. ago when I worked in a used record store and was my favorite on the tape. Lots of happiness here, I'll spend some time here for sure, and spread the word. Thanks Danny, happy New Year.
    Dec. 31 2009
    Rockford John

  32. Anonymous says:

    dang man

    i'm at the office and I need some NAPS when you coming back old danny boy?? 🙂

  33. Anonymous says:

    your last posted message was, as I suspected, bullshit

  34. Todd says:

    Well, a few months ago I said "No worries on the wait". Now I must admit that I'm a bit worried about the length of this wait.

    Oh well, even if you never post anything again, I still appreciate everything you did. That said, it would still be great to hear from officenaps yet again!

    Take care.

  35. Sugar Rob says:

    I miss Office Naps.

  36. Your mixes are the finest of their kind and very inspiring. I listen a few times a week for hours on end while I work…excellent energy!!!!

    thanks for the efforts up to now…look forward to your return…!

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