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25 New Beatles Albums, Part 3

Now that I’m done with 1001, Book 2 capitalism for a bit, I can complete my summer promise to share my playlists for fantasy albums by The Beatles.  Fantasy because the albums came from after their break-up, using the best songs from their solo albums in any given year.

Given the great response to my initial post-Beatles article, which you can revisit here, you asked for more playlists, and I delivered the albums from the 70s and 80s, before boomers strayed, and after John’s death.  George doubled his contribution from the Beatle albums, especially with all the great songs from All Things Must Pass and Living in the Material World.

There’s even more fantasy albums, so I’ve posted playlists from the 90s to the present on 1001/Qaraqbooks News, my free email subscription service.  Those years saw George’s death and some great final tunes, Ringo’s re-emergence from recovery to become a wonderful songwriter, and Paul’s continual lyricism, uber-musicianship, and experimentation.  It gets to be a challenge to include John and George on the albums, but the new Ringo output, electronica from Paul, and The Traveling Wilbury’s (with Dylan and Roy Orbison), make for a couple double albums.

A friend recently asked if there is a connection between my interest in the Beatles after The Beatles, and The Reincarnation Chronicles series.  Besides the obvious (life after…), it’s simple.  I spent two years obsessed with discovering every song the boys recorded after their break-up, choosing the greatest hits, and organizing and re-organizing them into fantasy albums.  I didn’t stop until there were 25 albums.  What does that have to do with writing an 11 book series with 1001 chapters and spending my free time organizing and re-organizing the 101 worlds that contain all the past life stories?  You tell me.

If you don’t know a song on a playlist, sample it on iTunes, Spotify, or Apple Music. If you’re curious about the order of any of the playlists, ask me in a Comment, or refer to the original article.  And if you want to see all the playlists, sign up for 1001/Qaraqbooks News.

Thursday is the New Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving!  Oh, but I forgot: due to our irrational consumerism, I saw all kinds of ads on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, announcing that “Black Friday Starts Today.”  Crazy enough that we line up all night after a rare day of gratitude to fight over cheap toys and televisions.  Now we have simply replaced Thanksgiving with… Continue Reading

World Elephant Day 2015 tale

Elephants are the official karmic mascot of 1001, The Reincarnation Chronicles.  In honor of World Elephant Day, re-visit this story of one of the noble critters from the series. And for a free book giveaway, join 1001/Qaraqbooks News, my free email subscription.  Join now and win a free signed copy of The Qaraq, Book One of 1001:… Continue Reading

A Movable Golden Age

My task this year is working on several books at once in the 1001 series, and with that comes the pleasure of tracking an idea like The Movable Golden Age.  As I humbly learn how to entice readers to discover The Qaraq, Book One of The Reincarnation Chronicles, I wait for my editor Debra Ginsberg to do… Continue Reading

6 Easy Pieces: How I Nailed My Kickstarter Campaign

One year ago I successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign, enabling me to publish my novel 1001: The Qaraq, Book One of The Reincarnation Chronicles. At this time, I am celebrating my supporters and all those who have showed interest in my writing by giving away special offers. I am also looking back on how I went from… Continue Reading

25 New Beatle Albums! 1970-2013

One of the most popular posts on my website is this one, about the trend of creating fantasy albums by The Beatles.  I’ve been gratified that the post was so popular, even if the site is less about music and more about my work as the author of the 1001, The Reincarnation Chronicles series, including The Qaraq and The… Continue Reading

Synopsis: The Qaraq

Sahara Fleming, suburban housewife and Arabic scholar, is having disturbing visions of a Red Isle Goddess harboring a grudge, and a 4th Century Persian orgy.  Being four months pregnant and married to a volatile stockbroker doesn’t help.  Using secretive and mysterious means, a circle of her neighbors, the qaraq, reveals images linked to hers, draws… Continue Reading