Two new threads - sorry I didn't notice the other one. Maybe some clever elf will manage to merge them.
In the last one it was suggested by michaelr that "The problem I see with the Idiosyncratic Individual approach is that such an individual's personal tastes would influence the selection, thereby creating resentment in those people whose contributions are not selected."
My feeling is that this is liable to be the case with any kind of selection, and it's feel better to be left out because of the preferences of the Idiosyncratic Individual than because of some selection method that was supposed to representing the collective tastes of the Mudcat community (even though that would be completely impossible to achieve).
It occurs to me that a CD is only one way of achieving one of the purposes of this, getting to know what other Mudcatters sound like singing or playing. If somebody has enough webspace to spare, a sound equivalent of the Photos page in Mudcat Resources would be a way of doing that, using Real Audio. People could send in their tape or CD or MP3 or Real Audio track to whoever was doing it, and everyone could have one or two tracks of their choice, up there for anyone to click on any time they felt curious.
And people could use this to make their own selection of their favourite tracks from other Mudcatters.
With Real Audio it'd take about 100Mb for say 150 songs, I estimate.