Chapter 31

Getting in under the wire before the month expires, it’s time for another chapter in the life of a schnook! In this episode:

  • New York: It’s complicated. How the Big Apple and a schnook get along…or maybe don’t get along.
  • Music for Schnooks: Four (or more?) from ’84 – the soundtrack of a past life

  • You NEED to watch the full-length version of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video!
  • Photo album to accompany chapter 31

Chapter 30: Firsts

After taking a month off, we’re back with a new episode! In fact, after recording the main body, it turned out there was more room for one more story, so in comes a special guest to the rescue! In this chapter:

  • Life in the Armpit – a tour of an early life of schnookery
  • Ridin’ the Rails – riding Amtrak for the first time
  • Music For Schnooks: You wanted the best…but you got me instead.

And there’s a photo album to go along with this episode! Click here.

Chapter 29: The 1990 Episode

Wait…wasn’t there just a new episode a few days ago? Well, yeah, but…let’s talk about 1990. It was a time when we needed to pray just to make it today. (Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.) In this episode:

  • The Year That Was 1990 – and how a teenage schnook deals with a new school and a new job
  • Music for Schnooks – How a simple Christmas present changed an angsty teen’s life forever

Chapter 28

In the first release of December 2020, we look inside the mind of a 14-year Chicagoan, God help us all. In this chapter:

  • About a Schnook – Does he live quietly? What are his personal habits?
  • Music For Schnooks: Rubber Schnook – An approach to a classic Beatles album. British version? American version? A hybrid?

Chapter 26

I hope those BOOOOOOOs I’m hearing are because it’s Hallowe’en and not a response to this podcast! In chapter 26:

  • Life as a Software Engineer – a peak into a schnook’s web site job
  • Music for Schnooks – The significance of rock’n’roll albums of 1970

By the way, post-production on this episode took a long time. To get this episode out in time for October, I didn’t actually listen to the final product as I usually do, so if you notice any errors…you get a prize of…being smug enough to brag about finding them!

Chapter 24

In this installment, we take a look at a beloved part of American pop culture…AND a beloved part of British pop culture!

  • You’re  a Schnook, Charlie Brown!  – but aren’t we all?
  • Music for Schnooks – my first compact disc

Online Bibliography

Chapter 23

A schnook hits the road and shows a rather…annoying side of himself in chapter 23 of this ongoing as-read-by-the-author pseudo-book in podcast form. (But in the actual episode, he refers to himself in the first person.)

  • A Schnook on the Road – It’s road trip season!
  • Music for Schnooks – Adventures of an ***hole

Online Bibliography

Chapter 22

Barely in time for Paul McCartney’s birthday, a new episode that, surprisingly, has virtually zero mention of The Beatles! This chapter begins with some serious thinking I needed to get out. But after that:

  • City of Success — A schnook’s reflections on life in the big city
  • Music for Schnooks — Hopefully better late than never, a long, long overdue tribute to a true musical genius.