Another day and another handful of my old CDs make their way onto my iPod. Something has got to give soon with the Australian copyright law and fair use of personal copies… Along the way I’ve corrected the typos that I notice, like the Voilent Femmes. Quality control on the song dates is pretty haphazard too. Then I got to wondering, should I relabel individual artists from Nick Barker to Barker? It would keep them all nicely sorted in alphabetic order, but it’d be a lot of work. Then all the odd edge cases pop up — is Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes a band to file under D or G? What about collaborative works like Rob Snarski and Dan Luscombe, is it S or L? Maybe they need a sort key as well as a display name? I think the alphabetic sorting leads to bands at the start being played more than bands at the end anyway — all that effort of twiddling the little whirly-wheel thing…

A bit of fiddling and a bit of XSLT, a few borrowed scripts and a little digging — Tada! — my iTunes list. Now to ensure that it’s kept up-to-date where I keep my iTunes, and also where I keep my website…