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    Saturday, March 04, 2006


    Pivot tables in Excel are fun. Drag 'n drop and see what happens. I do my best to keep an updated inventory of my music collection in Excel. Maybe someday I might spring for something like Delicious Library. But for now I'm just keeping my homegrown list in my fancy-dan spreadsheet.

    I'm not sure what this says about me, but a quick pivot table by music label shows how many records were released on each label. Here's what rose to the top ten of the list.

    Blue Note - 65
    Thrill Jockey - 41
    Warp - 40
    Kranky - 35
    Matador - 32
    Columbia - 29
    Elektra - 29
    Astralwerks - 23
    Island - 22
    Ninja Tune - 22

    Blowing away the competition at 65 records is the jazz label Blue Note. I suppose that's not terribly surprising. But after that you've got a healthy mix of indie labels and electronic music labels. The one question mark is the Columbia label, though. Most of Miles Davis' catalog was released on Columbia. But 29?! I have to do some detective work and figure out why that number's so high. I should also stop acquiring music. Yes, yes I should.