I (David L. Craig) am a Christian who's been a member of the same Messianic Jewish congregation for over 30 years. I've been married almost as long to a wonderful Jewish woman who is the mother of my four children. I produce most of my income as a technical specialist in the IT industry but some comes from my musical activity. I am passionate about all of the above. Visit my Website at http://www.radix.net/~dlc
I use _Song_A'_The_Broadsworde_ as the name for my musical activity. _7th_Heaven_or_Bust_ is the first tune I've recorded. I'd love to hear what you think of it. BTW, the music is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license, which means you can legally copy or even modify it but you have to credit me as the originator and make it available as I have. So it's free (although I'll happily accept donations!).
The Indie Band Survival Guide
), an extremely clever independent band, decided to share their experiences with increasing their visibility and cash flow without "benefit" of a record label relationship, as well as their reasons for maintaining their independence. They made that document freely available at http://beatnikturtle.org/guide/BeatnikTurtle-IndieBandSurvivalGuide.pdf
and if you are a musician, I _strongly_ encourage you read it cover to cover.
Subsequent versions were picked up by a publisher and their value-add is not freely available but the contract stipulated the original would remain free.
Not surprisingly, a Web-based community formed around this concept of indies sharing ideas for increasing their viability which you might want to visit at http://www.indieguide.com/wiki/page/Order_the_Book
to see what's going on and possibly get involved.