For the most part a bookworm prior to the British Invasion of 1964, by the end of that year he was smitten by the Beatles and had acquired and mastered the drum kit made possible by the determination of his mother, Dorothy. He assembled some schoolmates who could play and his first band was incarnated as 'Phenomenal Phluke'; a name that still makes him smile ear to ear.

Faegre acquired quite a neighborhood notoriety for playing a fifteen-minute version of the Surfaris 'Wipeout,' the forerunner to 'Ina Gadda Da Vida,' and until 1968 his accomplishment as a drummer of local repute was sufficiently established. But by the Summer of '68, as the Beatles' Hey Jude was bulleting up the charts, a neighbors' piano and an acoustic guitar purchased with Blue Chip Stamps with strings nearly one half inch off the fret board would thoroughly occupy his waking hours. Remembering the strings that cut through his fingertips, he nonetheless persevered from the love of the sound of the chords, especially G major, and began to develop his skills by emulating the best of that era such as CSNY, Byrds and Buffalo Springfield.

Following his acquisition of guitar and piano skills, his reputation for playing became more widely known and respected as he developed and assembled as many various musicians as he could find for fun and profit. Performing for dances and weddings was fun he recalls, but his most passionate interest became his compositional quest that developed in earnest as he left high school.

Prior to the discovery that going to college was 'getting in the way of his education,' he attended Mt. San Antonio and Rio Hondo junior colleges. Whereas curricula at both institutions were authored by establishmentarians of the socialist stripe, and teaching music was never his intention, his career choices of International Relations and Music became impossible to attain. He made a constructive nuisance of himself by first challenging, and subsequently embarrassing faculty and administration alike, and was shown the exit.

Career:

Forced to pursue an independent career path, he benefited enormously from that choice, pursuing music and political science alternately as opportunities availed themselves.

In 1982 and ‘83, and after touring with musical ensembles in various roles, Faegre managed two congressional campaigns in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. The former resulting in the now famous "Shut Up!" exchange from then President Reagan to Santa Cruz Republican Gary Richard Arnold and seen by as many as 900 million people around the globe.

In 1984, Faegre began to devote more attention to his musical compositions and spending more time recording his work. After moving to Europe in June, 1986, Faegre married Theresa Bridget Sweeney in Dublin, Ireland, returning to the U.S. in January 1987.

Following his return and anxious to again offer knowledge for the benefit of others, he pursued a career in financial service beginning with what is known now as CitiGroup, Wedbush Morgan and Crowell Weedon.

A member of the Libertarian Party since 1976, Faegre was asked to consider public office in five consecutive election cycles beginning in 1998 with bids for the State Assembly and State Senate in California and back-to-back bids for the United States Congress in the district then held by Hilda Solis who went on to serve as Secretary of Labor in the Obama Administration.

Faegre relocated his family to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe in 2008, establishing Milky Way Incorporated and purchased the Coyote Grill, a popular restaurant in Zephyr Cove.

In early 2012 Faegre formally established On Top Of a Cloud, LLC [On Top Of a Cloud is a broadcast partner, talent agency, music publisher, record label and recording facility subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.] and acquired a 20% equity stake in Lake Tahoe’s independently owned and operated, K-Tahoe: Local Talk and Classic Rock, AM 590 and 96.1 FM.

From Wikipedia: [KTHO (590 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to South Lake Tahoe, California, USA, it serves the Lake Tahoe Basin-Carson City-Carson Valley-Reno area, and simulcasts on South Lake Tahoe-based FM translator K241BK (96.1 FM).The station is currently owned by International Aerospace Solutions, Inc., a company owned by long-time Southern California broadcaster Darrell Wampler [The Insane Darrell Wayne] and features "Local Talk and Classic Rock" with network news from ABC Radio.]

Part of the Landscape TV family and heard by over 2 million listeners through the internet and a hugely popular satellite station on British Sky channel 0155; a 'BeatPick' registered artist, he is published by Bonanza Music, Platinum Music, Pump Audio, AudioSparx, Down to Hear Productions, ProductiionTrax, Indigi Music and Multiverse Sound and under contract with 'Pinnacles Records' in partnership with 'Pinnacles Entertainment Network' in a multi-CD arrangement. Faegre offers political insight, campaign information and his musical compositions from http://www.ontopofacloud.com, The Intelligent Internet Portal.

Theresa is employed by Liberty Utilities; a regulated division of Ontario, Canada-based Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation. They have one daughter, ASCAP Singer/Songwriter and Member of the Ice Skating Association of Ireland; Deirdre Leah, renown for her "Cartwheel Heard 'Round the World."

Novus Ordo Seclorum
Subtitled, The Orwellian Overture [the translation from Latin meaning 'new order of the ages'], the production for Novus Ordo Seclorum was necessarily experimental and subject to much trial and error in the course of three months and 56 tracks. Its mood seeks to reflect a serious interpretation of our post 9/11 world and the threat from an increasingly Leviathan, nanny-state encroachment upon our civil liberties; in addition to the obvious external thre



Experimental
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A Time For Us
Aficionados of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) will likely recognize this track for his influence. Written late in the 80's, it was a labor of love adding orchestral instruments to the basic piano. Part of my 'Wedding Suite,' the romantic suite of music specifically tailored for an individual, customized ceremony...



Film Music
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Ottoman Odyssey
Subtitled, 'Phantasmagoria,' 'Ottoman Odyssey,' is an arrangement derived from an earlier production comprised of a haunting motif that availed itself to mystery and ethnic interpretation. The 'world music fusion' that resulted from the additional production incorporates instrumentation from the Arabian Peninsula that includes: Dumbek, Oud, Turkish Ney, Doudouk and sundry ethnic percussion with drums, bass, electric guitar, cello and viola sections.



World
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Paris
Parlez-vous Francais? Suggested by a girl of the same name, I remember my infatuation with her and with the composition as it came out on a baby grand piano somewhere in Southern California. Drawing upon my trip to France in August, 1998, and overwhelmed by the countryside in the north which bore the brunt of Nazi forces, I have included portions of President Charles de Gaulle's address to the people of France, as well as a generic lovers' conversation, to suggest perhaps that al



World
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Serengeti Serenade
The introduction to 'Serengeti Serenade' features the Kudu [Antelope] horn. Described as sort of a French horn, The Kudu or Antelope horn is also heard at the end and is the hook of the production; Kalimba and various sundry percussion in addition to African choral samples build ever so gradually during the bridge or 'middle eight.' Though I have never visited the Serengeti, I believe this ambient soundscape encapsulates the African environment of the 'Dark Continen



African
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Gypsies of Galatia
The compositional depiction of 'Gypsies of Galatia' developed along the harmonic structure of the introduction of the track. The I vi ii IV chord pattern established in the introduction creates the architecture for the production, and the instrumentation was selected to reflect the cultural imagery of gypsies that I had witnessed while living in Ireland. A modal motif [played by a dulcimer and uillean pipe] provides a platform that made possible a confluence of instruments that a



Celtic
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Through a Rainbow
As a rainbow appears and arrests our vision, so too does the production of this composition. Aurally as delightful as a rainbow is visual, 'Through a Rainbow' engages the listener to imagine its beauty as though one was witnessing its splendor for its naturally brief, yet spectacular duration. Choir, cello, viola, violin and French horn sections adorn this evocatively impressionistic arrangement, which also includes 'water droplets,' bursts of 'weather,' drums, fretless bass and harp...



Classical
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Together, Around the Sun
'Together, Around the Sun' had only a working title until just before I went into final production, though I always had a celestial interpretation as the divining guide throughout the creative process. The trumpet motif heard throughout the piece represents our infinite and circuitous planetary orbit as the quintessential living essence of our earthly experience. Slowly, the elegance and grandeur of its mission unfolds as cello, violin, French horn sections and various instrumental components



New Age
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After You
'After You' is an imaginative spy themed, sweaty-palmed swashbuckling rocker which is evocatively suggestive of various thematic opportunities for film or television. It was mixed with an orchestra lay-out in mind, with tympani to the left, strings to the front, and brass behind etc. Flamenco guitar, castanets, tamboura, sitar, horns, sizzling electric guitars and a reversed cymbal crash [sounding like a knife being sharpened] characterize this dramatic tension-tinged track. After You, I insis



Rock
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Tres Cuartos del Camino al Amor
Conceived in a 3/4 time signature, the syncopation nonetheless makes it feel more like 4/4. The basic introductory piano motif is stylistically salsa, with Flamenco guitar, timbales and guero, maracas, bongos and congas, cowbell and various sundry percussion filling in the holes. I added a trumpet section, Santanaesque lead guitar, a drum kit and bass guitar that completes the ambience for the production and ihay caramba! Muy muy caliente...



Latin
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Pathetique
Written in 1978-79, this classical work is actually two ideas conceived in related keys. Classical aficionados will likely recognize that Beethoven and Debussy influenced this composition. It is perhaps ideally suited for ballet or ice dancing and if you are not wide awake, could gently pull you to sleep...



Classical Romantic
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Pipes of Peace
'Pipes of Peace' [subtitled 'For God's Sake'] is a musical documentary of the 'troubles' that have held up the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of the people of the partitioned six counties of Northern Ireland for 30 years. Includes actual background audio of the BBC describing various sectarian terrorism in the British province...



World
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Here I Am/Libra Go Lucky
Naive and child-like, this classically tinged composition uses a reverse lead guitar and is laden with sections of strings and French horns. Beginning with the finger snaps, it picks up towards the middle and evokes the carefree intent of the production....



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Sauterne
'Sauterne' [a dry to bittersweet white wine] is perhaps the second oldest song in my catalogue. It was submitted in 1976 for a College music theory assignment to an amenably strict instructor [Williametta Spencer] who seemed to enjoy it. It is quite melancholy, yet without the urge to find a handkerchief...



Piano and Orchestra
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New Age Symphonia
Although originally a keyboard composition, typically the guitar becomes as important; and in this instance the projects full production came to be more symphonic than originally considered. It draws upon orchestral instruments including French Horn, Harp and Timpani that are incorporated within a 'New Age' production genre. Compositionally erudite and uplifting, 'New Age Symphonia' is an anthem of anticipation for our age...



Symphonic
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Marquees, Matinees and Marionettes
As the title and production suggests, this composition is an aural gift of nostalgia, and reminiscent of what a child would find entertaining. Orchestrally exciting with tympani and triangle, the puppets almost walk off on their own...



Classical
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Castles, Canticles and the Cadence of the Celts
This composition came to me as I was working on another track [currently in production] that lent itself to this transition. A part of the world that is rich in history, tradition and culture, its music perhaps being the most enriching. Got Pipes?



Celtic
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March of the Monarchical Miscellany
This composition was another of those conceived in the fertile chapter of my lengthy stay in Ireland. A Royal wedding unfolded across the Irish Sea and its aristocratic pomp and circumstance probably influenced its development. Taxi critiqued the track as follows: "...stirring, solidly executed theme...It's an excellent, stirring march, well produced and living up to it's fabulous name..."



Brass ensemble
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On Top Of a Cloud
My signature thematic statement, on lovely cumulus and preferably without shoes, it is without effort that this ethereally tranquil, atmospheric composition will summon the listener to imagine themselves On Top Of a Cloud...



Miscellaneous
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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Stripped of its production, its category or genre would have to be 'blues;' but even without the arrangement, I thought the composition was eerie and applicable to themes of fright and horror. Recorded at 63 bpm, the arrangement seeks to capture Frankenstein's gait or walking speed, while the bass guitar primarily gives it heft and force. A powerful cello arrangement with sundry trombones and brass complete the ambience of paranoia.



Rock
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Minuet In D
The horse and carriage heard in the intro to the composition not withstanding, and although not originally written for this purpose, 'Minuet in D' has been used as a musical suggestion [prelude to the ceremony] from the bride to her guests in attendance at her wedding, signaling her intention to begin the ceremony. This lovely musical transition serves to subdue and alert attendees to find their seats in preparation to the imminent custom of 'The Processional,' solemnly culminating at the altar



Classical
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Abraham Carlton Elliot
Innocent and childlike, this composition is among the oldest in my catalog. Written about 1977 on an available upright, a Steinway Grand is heard in the production's intro followed by sections of cellos, French horns, violins, percussion and harpsichord. Abraham Carlton Elliot seeks to capture the imagination and wonder of the post-toddler worldview from my vantage of about 23 years of age...



Classical
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The Processional
This regal production was written for my own wedding processional as an alternative to Wagner's 'Lohengren,' the traditional classical composition that serves the same purpose. Arranged and produced with orchestral sections of violins, violas, cellos, French horns, glockenspiel and a pipe organ once played by Mozart, make it an ideal choice for a formal wedding and especially for those looking for a unique ceremony...



Classical Romantic
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Steve April

1/2/2010 5:23:32 PM
Really enjoy "Marquis, Matinees, and Marionettes." Kudos. Happy New Year...


 

       

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On Top Of a Cloud Announces Licensing With BeatPick

On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is pleased to announce the licensing of its African landscaped, 'Serengeti Serenade' by Crusoe, The Celebrity Dachshund, "The wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is (for now)," As Seen On:

GoPro, ABC News, The Food Network, Mashable, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, CBC News, The Huffington Post, Good Morning America and many more...

The announcement from BeatPick, 'a global music licensing company working for adverts, films, internet videos and games,' said:

"We are writing to inform you that your song Serengeti Serenade has been licensed by Crusoe, The Celebrity Dachshund."

Thank you for your great music

The BeatPick.com Team

On Top Of a Cloud Founder, Leland Thomas Faegre was delighted and amused by the licensing saying, "it is hard to imagine how the African influenced landscape that 'Serengeti Serenade' evokes would fit into the media opportunities for 'Crusoe, The Celebrity Dachshund' but we are looking forward to the production."

'Serengeti Serenade' is available from iTunes, Amazon and many other fine stores:

https://itunes.apple.com/…/…/serengeti-serenade/id312703429…

http://www.amazon.com/Serengeti-Serenade/dp/B006EAWIB4

About On Top Of a Cloud

On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is a Broadcast Partner, Music Publisher, Record Label and Recording facility located in Lake Tahoe.

For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com/


On Top Of a Cloud Announces Licensing Deal in Greece

On Top Of a Cloud is pleased to announce the licensing of "Shining In My Hair" from its music catalogue by Riva Donna, an exclusive Greek beauty spa located in Thessaloniki for a 30 second television commercial on TV100, a local station.

A published singer/songwriter at thirteen, the worldwide release of Deirdre's infectiously innocent, 'Shining In My Hair,' appearing on an artist compilation CD from AudioSparx entitled, Female Pop - Volume 1, came only 9 months after its debut in Summer, 2006. A collection of female-vocal pop music with a flair, including pop, soft pop, alt pop and Lillith Fair-styled pop music tracks, 'Shining In My Hair' stands out as an endearingly attractive statement of youthful wonder and love of life.

Leland Thomas Faegre, On Top Of a Cloud Founder and President was delighted by the news from AudioSparx who catalogues his repertoire.

"It is always heartening to receive notification of a licensing deal from our catalogue, but it is especially so when it is one of my daughter's compositions," said Faegre.

AudioSparx is a digital marketplace for buying and selling sound effects, music, loops and ringtones. Since its founding in 1996, the company has since grown into an amazing collection of audio content from over 2,720 independent publishers, artists, and production houses.

On Top Of a Cloud is a broadcast partner, music publisher, record label and recording facility subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.

For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com/


On Top Of a Cloud Announces Licensing With Historical Society of Turkey

On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is pleased to announce the completion of a licensing agreement with Türk Tarih Kurumu [Turkish Historical Society] from publishing partner, AudioSparx in its catalog of work.

AudioSparx, 'a licensing agent, service provider, distributor and publisher of high-quality audio content to clients in film and television production,' has licensed Leland Thomas Faegre’s 'Ottoman Odyssey’ for placement in Cisr-I Enbubi'Den Tüp Geçit'E, a documentary for Turkish Television produced by Birbuçuk Film Reklam LTD. ŞTİ of Istanbul, Turkey.

Edits from ‘Ottoman Odyssey' can be heard at: 00:47, 12:07, 13:33, 16:33, 21:47, 25:47, 28:17 and 32.31 into the television documentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swwmUvUArdI

"It is wonderful to have such a great team of co-publishers working for the placement of music from our portfolio" said Leland Faegre, Founder and President of On Top Of a Cloud, LLC who also contributes to the company's catalog of music production.

Subtitled, 'Phantasmagoria,' 'Ottoman Odyssey,' “is an arrangement derived from an earlier production comprised of a haunting motif that availed itself to mystery and ethnic interpretation,” Faegre said.

“This composition was penned late in 2004 at the suggestion of Danney Alkana of 'Bonanza Music.' An industry listing had requested music for placement to CSI, a program I have never seen and I had absolutely nothing to contribute,” said Faegre.

“Over the next couple of days I arranged a track that was not picked up but nonetheless might have future potential. I took the track into Patrick Collins at 'Collinator Studios' where we 'finished' the basic tracks over the weekend.”

Faegre continued, “The, East Meets West World Music Fusion that resulted from the additional production incorporates instrumentation from the Arabian Peninsula that includes: Dumbek, Oud, Turkish Ney, Doudouk and sundry ethnic percussion with drums, bass, electric guitar, cello and viola sections, and there it sat until July of 2008 when I reconsidered the original arrangement in my newly configured studio, 'On Top Of a Cloud' in Lake Tahoe.”

http://www.ontopofacloud.com/musicportfolio/webpages/ottomanodyssey.htm

All Instruments: Leland Thomas Faegre; Engineered by Leland Thomas Faegre at On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe; Engineered and Original Mastering by Patrick Collins at Collinator Studios, Glendale, California.

Published by On Top Of a Cloud ASCAP

About On Top Of a Cloud

On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is a broadcast partner, music publisher, record label and recording facility subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.

For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com/



On Top Of a Cloud, LLC Announces Licensing Deals With Publishing Partners

On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is pleased to announce the completion of two new licensing agreements from co-publishing relationships with AudioSparx and ProductionTrax in its catalog of work.

AudioSparx, 'a licensing agent, service provider, distributor and publisher of high-quality audio content to clients in film and television production,' has licensed Deirdre Leah Faegre's cover version of John Lennon's 'Across the Universe' to AM French, a filmmaker in the United Kingdom whose feature film, 'Victims of Love' is currently in production.

ProductionTrax, a provider of 'superior-quality music intended for use in multimedia, film, television and interactive media on an on-demand basis,' has licensed Leland Thomas Faegre's 'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night' to Anthony DAndrea, an actor, film director, sound and film editor, and writer known for his work in 'Thrillkill,' 'Prom Night II,' 'Beverly Hills Cop II' and others.

"It is wonderful to have such a great team of co-publishers working for the placement of music from our portfolio" said Leland Faegre, Founder and President of On Top Of a Cloud, LLC who also contributes to the company's catalog of music production.

"And it should come as no surprise that when my daughter's work is licensed, it is a very special source of pride. Especially since it [Lennon/McCartney's 'Across the Universe'] was her idea to make piano the basic instrument in the arrangement rather than guitar and inspired me to arrange and produce the track in the first place, Faegre said.

About 'Across the Universe:'

"Awakened by my daughter playing a piano version of 'Across the Universe' in November, 2007, I remember how inspirational her interpretation of John Lennon's acoustic guitar version was for me and I asked for her to record the piano track immediately so that I could consider the arrangement and production further."

"Following our relocation in January, 2008 and the studio configuration of On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe, I went to work immediately on the basic tracks by interpreting the electric guitar, bass and drum parts the way George Harrison and surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr would likely have contributed to a theoretical production of the Spector-produced acoustic guitar arrangement from 'Let It Be,' the twelfth and final studio album from the Beatles."

Credits: Engineered by Leland Thomas Faegre at On Top Of a Cloud, Los Angeles and On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe

Mastered by David Scharf at In Fidelity Recordings, Los Angeles

Arranged by Deirdre Leah Faegre

Arranged and Produced by Leland Thomas Faegre

Piano, Vocals and Acoustic

Guitar: Deirdre Leah Faegre

Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums and Percussion: Leland Thomas Faegre

Published by On Top Of a Cloud ASCAP

Engineered by Leland Thomas Faegre, On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe

http://www.ontopofacloud.com/acrosstheuniverse.htm

About 'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night:'

"Stripped of its production, its category or genre would have to be 'blues;' but even without the arrangement, I thought the composition was eerie and applicable to themes of fright and horror. Recorded at 63 bpm, the arrangement seeks to capture Frankenstein's gait or walking speed, while the bass guitar primarily gives it heft and force. A powerful cello arrangement with sundry trombones and brass complete the ambience of paranoia."

"Written on piano, my original analog recording included excerpts of the original 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast which has been the working title for the track for about twenty-five years. Written a decade prior to the 'Roland architecture period' and without any specific external event that I can recall, the composition nonetheless arouses an ambience of fear, and I was only too happy to complete the production."

http://ontopofacloud.com/musicportfolio/webpages/It%20Was%20a%20Dark%20and%20Stormy%20Night.htm

About On Top Of a Cloud

On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is a broadcast partner, music publisher, record label and recording facility subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.

For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com/


On Top Of a Cloud, LLC Takes 20% Stake in KTHO

Following several months of discussion that originated last summer, KTHO owner and long-time Southern California broadcaster Darrell Wampler [The Insane Darrell Wayne] has announced that Coyote Grill owner Leland Faegre, has taken a 20% equity stake in KTHO.

“We are always working on the “next big thing” at K-Tahoe. Being associated with Leland and the Coyote Grill gives us an inspired partner and a wonderful opportunity to expand our on-air presence with a live, local enhancement. I am proud of this new teaming arrangement” Wampler said of the venture.

The announcement comes as the Coyote Grill is in the process of rolling out a strategic expansion of its business model to include entertainment, gaming and an array of coffees and espressos as a compliment to its popular restaurant and bar.

"Although familiar with local radio as an advertiser and producer of my own commercials and for the 'Double Trouble Sports Bash,' I had not met Darrell whose career I had followed 40 years ago in Southern California” said Faegre about the purchase.

After several missed opportunities, Faegre was eventually introduced to Wampler by Tahoe Basin radio veteran Bill Kingman who started his career at KPPC in Los Angeles.

"I met Darrell through Bill Kingman, a regular patron and friend of the Coyote Grill. Bill and I loved to talk about the Los Angeles radio market and radio generally and offered to introduce me to Darrell,” said Faegre following the announcement.

Faegre joked that when he finally met ‘The Insane Darrell Wayne,’ he wasn’t nearly as ‘insane’ as his reputation that preceded him, describing the meeting as "long overdue, fateful and as though we had known each other most of our lives which in a way, we had."

"Leland's experience in the music industry, finance and provocative background will be an enormous asset to the growth of our business" said Paul Middlebrook, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of KTHO Radio.

"KTHO prides itself on being a strong partner with our community and Leland’s commitment to this community is well established. We believe that partnership will only grow stronger with the addition of Leland to the KTHO family. I look forward to working with him.”

Describing Wampler as “a very impressive and knowledgeable, veteran broadcaster,” Faegre said he had followed Darrell's radio career which included his role as Program Director at KROQ in Southern California after graduating from high school.

"As a musician, I followed radio all my life," said the Coyote Grill owner whose father's career in advertising included Los Angeles area media colossus RKO’s KHJ AM and KRTH FM.

“I loved radio long before my father entered the business,” Faegre recalls. “So when he went into the industry, we always had long conversations about the ever-changing landscape of the Los Angeles area radio market.”

Faegre continued on his introduction with Darrell, “Early on in our discussions, Darrell revealed his interest in developing content for a program of live, local performances and the concept was exactly what I was already planning for the Coyote Grill.”

KTHO Sales Manager George Alm who has known Faegre since he purchased the Coyote Grill in 2009 said, “I am very pleased to welcome Leland aboard. His knowledge of music, commitment to our community and what a small business owner goes through day to day makes him a perfect fit for the KTHO Family. I see great things ahead for Lake Tahoe & KTHO Radio.

Leland Thomas Faegre, an ASCAP composer with a performance background, who along with his daughter, Deirdre Leah Faegre [a published ASCAP songwriter at the age of thirteen] whose endearing ‘Shining In My Hair’ underscores Coyote Grill radio commercials, will form the nucleus of the new entertainment model in the Tahoe Basin with professional sound and lighting reinforcement for all performers.

“Darrell and I would like to broadcast from the Coyote Grill several times a week. The contiguous space,” Faegre continued, “will facilitate a large designated entertainment area capable of accommodating various professional entertainment, musical and comedy touring acts.”

The planned comfortable-seating of the acquired entertainment space will also accommodate catering, large variable group functionality, and long-imagined internet and terrestrial radio and television broadcasting resulting from in-house technical capability, extending value to the Coyote Grill brand and customer loyalty.

Faegre said, "The expansion of the Coyote Grill will serve as the cornerstone of our formative, community-oriented and mutually beneficial business models, attracting new and existing customers by providing attractive performances, extending our hours of operation, originating new revenue streams from gaming not currently possible and will enable the cross-promotion of KTHO and the Coyote Grill."

Located in the Round Hill Square Shopping Center on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe, Faegre believes the Coyote Grill will be the Tahoe Basin’s “most locally attractive restaurant, tavern, live performance and gaming destination.”

“The necessary provisional space for entertainment and gaming,” Faegre said, “will also make possible the opportunity for expanded coffee and espresso choices from our Gardnerville-based, strategic partner Blind Dog Coffee, filling an aromatic vacuum created by the vacancy of Not Just Java, a previously popular, coffee-centric business model in Round Hill Square.”

The Coyote Grill Sports, Entertainment and Gaming Center will serve a wide demographic spectrum of patronage from Zephyr Cove in Douglas County, Nevada [20,927 people within a five mile radius and an average household income of approximately $109,779 a census-designated place (CDP)].


For Immediate Release

On Top Of a Cloud is pleased to announce the licensing of “Through a Rainbow” by Four Seasons, Florence, Italy, a “transformed historic treasure in Florence....” from its music catalogue.

'As Four Seasons has grown from one hotel to 82 in 35 countries, the deeply instilled culture, personified by our employees, continues to get stronger. Over nearly 50 years, our people have built an unrivalled depth of reliability, trust and connection with our guests – a connection we will steadfastly uphold, now and always.’

Leland Thomas Faegre, On Top Of a Cloud Founder and President of Milky Way Incorporated, was delighted by the news from AudioSparx who catalogues his repertoire.

“I believe Samantha Oliveria from ‘The Workhouse,’ [a Canadian production company] did a tremendous job matching the sophistication and luxury of their Florence, Italy hotel location with “Through a Rainbow,” which I have always thought is a very beautifully arranged piece,” said the composer and Founder of On Top Of a Cloud, a music publishing subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated.

Faegre continued, “Just as a rainbow appears and arrests our vision, so too does this production engage the listener to imagine its beauty as though one was witnessing its splendor for its naturally brief, yet spectacular duration.”

An enchanted city sanctuary in the midst of Florence, with an art-filled Renaissance palazzo and conventino frame a centuries-old private park, the company now welcomes guests to 50 properties, on every continent except Antarctica...

More than ever, Four Seasons Private Residences, Residence Clubs and other branded residential offerings have been integrated with urban and resort Four Seasons locations. The strength of the brand has become a promise of a quality of life.

AudioSparx is a digital marketplace for buying and selling sound effects, music, loops and ringtones. Since its founding in 1996, the company has since grown into an amazing collection of audio content from over 2,720 independent publishers, artists, and production houses.

On Top Of a Cloud is a broadcast partner, music publisher, record label and recording facility subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.

For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com/

For Immediate Release

On Top Of a Cloud announced today the licensing of “Pathetique” from its music catalog by the Animals Asia Foundations, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of the Asiatic Black Bear (Moon Bears) from bear bile farms across Asia where bile is extracted from the bear's gallbladder for use in traditional Chinese medicines.

According to Jill’s Blog, the premiere of, “Moon Bear Rescue: A decade on…” included “over 100 major supporters, celebrities and the Hong Kong media for the celebration and launch of the 20 minute documentary.

http://www.animalsasia.org/blog

“The evening, “Bears on Film”, saw old friends and new supporters meeting together at the British Consulate-General – a venue kindly arranged by generous long-standing supporter Caroline Sprod with her husband Ali Bullock who has also been so generously helping with his photography skills - together with lovely assistant Mandy…”

Jill’s blog continues, “The film drew gasps of sadness from the audience as, this year, we have deliberately featured the more stark reality of bear farming in the hope that supporters everywhere can help us to spread the word responsibly and help to accelerate the end of this truly hideous practice.”

Due for release on September, 1, 2010, “Animals Asia Foundation - Inside the Moon Bear Rescue Centre, China,” will be underscored by “Pathetique,” written, arranged and produced by On Top Of a Cloud Founder, composer and Publisher, Leland Thomas Faegre who was delighted by the news.

“I am obviously thrilled by the decision of Media Village to synch “Pathetique” to this trailer for the documentary. “Pathetique” is a classical work which is actually two compositional ideas conceived separately in related keys and may be recognized by the influences of Beethoven and Debussy, said Faegre about the selected work.

Faegre also praised the activism of Jill Robinson, MBE:

“This most horrendous practice has no place in a civilized world and the devotion of Jill Robinson and the AAF to this extraordinarily hideous practise is compelling for all who become aware of this cruelty and I could not be more proud to be a small part of this crusade,” said the composer who is also known for his own activism having sought public office on five occasions representing the Libertarian Party.

Animals Asia Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing Asiatic Black Bear (Moon Bears) from bear bile farms across Asia. This film is a tour of their Rescue Centre in Chengdu, China. The film will primarily be shown on their website.

www.animalsasia.org/

On Top Of a Cloud is a broadcast partner, music publisher, record label and recording facility subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.

For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com


For Immediate Release

On Top Of a Cloud announced today that Multiverse Sound Incorporated, an independent label, production company, artist development and music library will represent several compositions from its catalog in the US, Europe and Asia.

Following a lengthy review process, Multiverse Sound Inc has selected... the following tracks for inclusion in its worldwide marketing and distribution:

Pathetique: Leland Thomas Faegre
Sauterne: Leland Thomas Faegre
Serengeti Serenade: Leland Thomas Faegre
Shining In My Hair: Deirdre Leah Faegre
Through a Rainbow: Leland Thomas Faegre
I’ll Catch You at the End of the Rainbow: Deirdre Leah Faegre

On Top Of a Cloud founder, Leland Thomas Faegre was especially delighted by the inclusion of his 16 year-old singer songwriter daughter, Deirdre Leah Faegre.

“The decision by Multiverse Sound Inc to include two songs from my daughter’s portfolio is not only a source of pride but also an opportunity for me to arrange and produce her compositions from a songwriter’s perspective which is quite a different approach to music production,” Faegre said.

On Top Of a Cloud is a broadcast partner, music publisher, record label and recording studio subsidiary of Milky Way Incorporated located in Lake Tahoe.

For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com

"...the writing is so vast that supervisors will view [each] piece as independent islands full of relative possibilities."

-Taxi, August 25, 2008


For Immediate Release 5/11/2009

On Top Of a Cloud Announces Mini-Series Consideration of 'Across the Universe'

On Top Of a Cloud has revealed today following correspondence yesterday with Nicole Sanzio, Creative Director and CEO of InDigi Music, that Deirdre Leah Faegre's most recent release, Lennon/McCartney's 'Across the Universe' has been forwarded by InDigi Music c/o Multi Music & Media Group to the producers of 'The Prisoner, ' a modern take on the 1960s British cult television series starring the late great Patrick McGoohan for musical consideration in the reinterpretation of the British 1960s cult hit series.

AMC and ITV have paired up to produce this wildly ambitious six-hour update starring Sir Ian McKellan as Number Two and Jim Caviezel as Number Six and shot on location in Namibia and South Africa. The series will air here in the U.S. in November on AMC, and on ITV in the UK at the start of 2010...

On Top Of a Cloud Owner and Founder, Leland Thomas Faegre who also arranged and produced the Beatles cover, was delighted by the decision. "Even if the music supervisors ultimately decide not to place Deirdre's version of the song in the year-end mini-series, it will not be because it fails to measure up to industry standards for production. Reputable publishers such as InDigi can't waste the time of music supervisors and producers by sending material that is not suited for the project," Faegre said.

"The criteria for music placement and synchronization in visual production is not science," the 55 year-old arranger-composer observed. "More often than not, what appears to be a good fit at first glance can easily be a size too large or too small."

'Across the Universe' was over a year in production at On Top Of a Cloud, Lake Tahoe. Deirdre's fifth single, 'Big Yellow Taxi' is due to be released May 11, 2009.


In partnership with Pinnacles Entertainment Network, I am pleased to announce a multi-CD compilation deal with Pinnacles Records which has secured the mechanical rights to thirteen of my compositions for national distribution.

And now heard by over 2 million listeners through the internet and a hugely popular satellite station on British Sky channel 0155...

My newest release, 'Together, Around the Sun' was forwarded to 'StoryRock Records' and to 'Mega Trax' by Taxi.

On November 20, 2006, ‘Taxi’ forwarded the Byrds’ cover, ‘He Was a Friend of Mine’ to ‘The Music Library.’  In August 2006, ‘Taxi’ Forwarded ‘Tres Cuartos del Camino al Amor,’ 'Pathetique' and 'Serengeti Serenade' to ‘Mysync’ and ‘Together, Around the Sun,’ ‘Marquees, Matinees and Marionettes’ and ‘Through a Rainbow’ to ‘Constant in Opel Music.’

On August 16, 2006, ‘Serengeti Serenade,’ ‘Tres Cuartos del Camino al Amor’ and ‘Castles, Canticles and the Cadence of the Celts’ were forwarded to ‘Blue Scout Music.’ On 3/24/2006, Taxi forwarded 'Tres Cuartos del Camino al Amor' to 'Daddy Jack Music' and to 'Platinum Music.' Taxi also forwarded to 'Platinum Music,' 'Here I Am/Libra Go Lucky,' and 'Gypsies of Galatia.'

'Serengeti Serenade,' whose arrangement and production is African ambient was forwarded to 'Studio 51,' '5K Films,' 'Intermusic' and 'Platinum Music' by 'Taxi.' 'Tres Cuartos del Camino al Amor,' 'Together, Around the Sun,' 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' and 'After You' were forwarded to 'DSM' by Taxi who also forwarded 'Through a Rainbow' and 'Pathetique' to Music4Picture, three tracks to 'AMZ' Music, a new Music Library headed by a “legend” in the Music Production/Library world, including 'Castles, Canticles and the Cadence of the Celts.' His top executive from his last company [which he sold for millions of dollars] is running this new one. They were looking for the absolute best someone who can compose and record in the general styles of Danny Elfman, John Barry, Mike Post, John Williams, etc...

Taxi forwarded 'After You' and 'Marquees, Matinees and Marionettes' to 'Bang Hard Music' and three additional tracks were forwarded to a European entity by the name of 'Pink Scales Productions;' and three more to 'Video Helper Productions' out of New York City.

On October 30, 2005 Taxi forwarded 'Pipes of Peace,' 'Gypsies of Galatia' and Castles, Canticles and the 'Cadence of the Celts' to 'Taymusic.net,' and three more, including 'Together, Around the Sun' were forwarded to 'Mega Trax' and 'DSM' Music.

On 6/28/2006, Taxi forwarded ‘March of the Monarchical Miscellany,’ ‘Novus Ordo Seclorum’ and ‘Castles, Canticles and the Cadence of the Celts’ to ‘AudioSparx,’ and on 12/21/06, forwarded ‘On Top Of a Cloud’ to ‘MyMusicSource;’ 'Pathetique,' 'A Time For Us' and 'Minuet' were sent to 'Domino Music' and 'Through a Rainbow' was sent to 'Munchkin Studios.' 

On March 9, 2007 Taxi sent 'Pathetique,' 'Sauterne,' 'Phantasmagoria' to SmartSound Software, Inc., and Serengeti Serenade to 'Pegasus Music.' 

On the 28th of March, Taxi forwarded five 'drama instrumentals' to Drama King Library and on April 13, 2007 Taxi forwarded 'Serengeti Serenade,' 'Pathetique' and 'Through a Rainbow' to 'DSM.' 

In May, 2007, Taxi sent 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' 'Pathetique' and 'Together, Around the Sun,' to 'Munchkin Studios.'  On June 15, 2007 Taxi sent my cover version of the Byrds' 'He Was a Friend of Mine' to 'Picture Tunes Music' and in July, 2007, a compositional montage was sent to 'Video Helper' and 'Together, Around the Sun' was forwarded to 'Marvelous Media.  Taxi sent 'Castles, Canticles and the Cadence of the Celts' to 'Daddy Jack Music,' 'Pipes of Peace' was sent to 'Songs With Vision' for a compilation CD; Novus Ordo Seclorum was forwarded to 'CMH Records' and 'Phantasmagoria' and 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' were sent by Taxi to 'Waymo Music.' 

On August 25, 2008 Taxi sent 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' 'After You' and 'Ottoman Odyssey' to 'DSM.'  On September 30, 2008, Taxi sent 'Through a Rainbow' to 'Soundrangers' and in October, 2008 sent 'On Top Of a Cloud' and 'Together, Around the Sun' to Austrian Label, 'Domino Musik.'  In November, 2008, Taxi forwarded 'After You' to 'Platinum Music' and 'Serengeti Serenade' to 'MyMusicSource.' 

In December, 2008, Taxi sent 'Serengeti Serenade and 'Ottoman Odyssey' to Domo Music Group and 'Ottoman Odyssey' to 'Platinum Music.'

In January 2009, Taxi forwarded 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' and 'Ottoman Odyssey' to 'ScoreKeepers Music' and on May 27, 2009, Taxi forwarded 'Across the Universe' to 'Konami Digital Entertainment.'  In July, 2009, Taxi forwarded 'A Time For Us' to 'Domino Musik. On August 26, 2009 Taxi sent 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' 'After You' and 'Ottoman Odyssey' to 'Studio 51' and on September 9, 2009, Taxi forwarded 'After You' and 'Ottoman Odyssey' to Cinematic Soundscapes' bringing the total to one hundred forty-two unique submissions that have now been forwarded to various media libraries and to film and television projects currently in production including MTV...
RHYTHM AND THYME
Imagination
Airspace
New Age Inspirational
Films Music II
**Minstrels***
Neo Classical Tracks on IAC
Touchstones
Songs that fall between the cracks
Adventurers, Jugglers, Minstrels 3
Anarchists
BREADTH of VIEW
Lunar Shadow
Rada Net Radio (Ethnosonics)
marshamello
Musical Journeys
Rada Net Radio (NU WAVE)
Das HimmelFahrtsKommanDo
station-addis
sperimental world
Chill Zone World
electrophonic treats
Finn Spins
World Music
blue moon instrumental
Rising tide
i like it
Classical in Nature
Esho Funi
...Unique Music...
Murder Of Crows' Eclectic
the other end of the dial
BeST for MY TAsTE - World
Midnight Pass Music
MAJOR OAK

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Esho Funi  
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...Unique Music...  
Chill Zone World  
i like it  
Murder Of Crows' Eclectic  
BeST for MY TAsTE - World  
Van Gogh's Beautiful Ear  
casual favorites for wending nights  
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