March 27th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Chart Boy”Chapters
00:00 - Sessions and charting
Many years ago when I used to record with johnnie and Donnie van zant, they used to call me “chart boy”….cuz I was always making charts of the songs…well the name kinda stuck.
Here I am charting one for the Struts…of course the band already knows the song, but the additional keyboard player, the engineers and myself can certainly use one.
March 23rd, 2023
Homeskoolin' Volume 203, Tom Bukovac, "School Of Rawk"Chapters
00:00 - Just showing some magical playing
01:30 - What's up cats / Divorce and precious car rides
02:30 - Funny or Die / Will Ferrell - Landlord
03:05 - Picks - Fender
03:38 - '63 Epiphone Olympic / Sons Marshall and Leo
04:20 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Episode 202 and dumb title
04:51 - Pick hiding thing
06:32 - Contradictory statements explanation and correction
07:45 - Sports and over-celebrating, showing-off
08:12 - Social media and getting gigs?
08:52 - Middle pickup Strat
09:07 - Talking shit of Guthrie
10:00 - Painful divorce fuck-off
10:14 - Watermelon with strings
10:25 - Joe Cocker story / Senior moment
10:49 - "Who would play you in a movie?"
11:00 - Spaghetti logo / "Vintage Guitar" magazine
12:03 - Thank you for sweet comments
12:13 - Lession: Loose wrist and rotation
13:38 - Bragging and sucking / Thanks
Uncle Larry gets heavy into the VCB
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March 23rd, 2023
Homeskoolin’ Session Update “The Crested Wave”Chapters
00:00 - Session peak into gear of "The Struts"
01:56 - Bukovac rig
02:53 - Bass rig
03:08 - Drum kit
03:35 - Keys room
04:13 - Amp room / Smell
07:06 - Rehearsal with The Struts
March 22, 2023…east iris studio in Nashville
Julian “Mr. Raymond” Raymond
Eric “Ebo” Borash
March 22nd, 2023
Homeskoolin' Volume 202, Tom Bukovac, "Act Like You've Been There Before"Chapters
00:00 - Sunny morning playing
02:15 - Hello fellow Rock 'n' Roll enthusiasts
02:45 - Joe Cocker and "Moon Dust"
05:00 - ' 62 Stratoblaster / Spaghetti logo
05:35 - Middle pickup in a Stratocaster
06:16 - Chess videos
06:30 - Bragging on click-bait videos / Do your thing rant
07:57 - The Struts / Rock 'n' Roll cats and magic
10:15 - Bragging about profession...never talk about it
11:53 - Contrary motion
12:10 - Tuning
12:27 - Playing: Working your way up and down the fretboard
14:18 - Lesson: Working your way up and down the fretboard
14:55 - Lesson: Chord that makes you seem you know what you are doing [x x 5 4 2 2]
15:52 - Guthrie Trapp and his playing
An early morning slab board and coffee infused rant from your weird old uncle.
March 21st, 2023
Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Mad Dogs And Clevelanders"Chapters
00:00 - Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker / Tom Bukovac Rendition)
03:20 - All time favorite tunes / Howya going mate!
03:55 - "Mad Dog with Soul" (Joe Cocker documentary)
04:20 - The Struts (Session project)
05:00 - Watch Delta Lady from live performance of "Mad Dog with Soul"
Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about one of the greatest voices to ever step up to a microphone....and the great convergence of England and Tulsa.
March 17th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “And You’re With??….”Chapters
00:00 - In the sessions fun
A quick session update from the final day of tracking for the record Guthrie and myself are making
Hey guys there are still a few of those 200 limited edition signed 200th episode prints left at
Check one out if you feel that feeling…
March 16th, 2023
Homeskoolin' Volume 201, Tom Bukovac, "Pedalmania!!"Chapters
00:00 - Some raunchy guitar
01:45 - Hi, friends! / Many videos and thanks
03:20 - Gear review demo / Pedal nuisance
05:30 - Empress - Compressor / Greer - Black Mountain / Eastside Music Supply - Brown Amplification Atom / Coppersound Killswitch
08:00 - Base sound (amp and reverb)
09:00 - Brown Amplification Atom
10:15 - Black Mountain Crunch Drive / Lightspeed
13:20 - Proud of this channel and Positive energy
13:55 - Roger Mayer Voodoo
14:30 - Compressor
17:10 - Killswitch
Uncle Larry makes an exception to his long standing rule of not doing gear demos on his channel....by the way...it's Friday in my mind.
March 16th, 2023
Homeskoolin' VOLUME 200!!!! "A Special Treat"Chapters
00:00 - Intro 200th episode / Pacifico and wine
03:08 - Homeskoolin' thanks / Dann Huff as a producer
06:18 - Collaboration and dictatorship / No right way to finish line
12:24 - Moment knew when making big
15:45 - Dann's take on guitar tone
18:00 - Dann bought Tom's pedalboard
18:53 - No greatest tone / Leslie West story
21:00 - Van Halen (tuning)
23:15 - Midrange / Small guitar tones
27:00 - Cool Dann story (Van Halen)
30:50 - Bass content with guitars
34:00 - Most genious overdubbing
35:50 - Great guitar tones / Billy Gibbons stories and Guthrie Trapp
38:19 - Great tones continued / Billy Gibbons - Jesus Just Left Chicago
41:16 - Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
43:08 - 50% more distortion / Distortion and guitar
47:22 - Marshall Plexi tone / Foreigner - Hot Blooded / Greatest power chord Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
53:45 - Roxy Music - Love is the Drug solo
55:55 - That one note of Steely Dan
58:10 - Cooper Time Cube - 100 ft of garden hose (doubling effect) / Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
63:10 - Steve Miller Band
One of my favorite humans on this planet
Sweet Dann Huff
March 16th, 2023
Homeskoolin' Bonus "Fat Cowboy"Chapters
00:00 - Slow cowboy pluckin'
06:38 - Lesson: Target note | Ending note
07:35 - Lesson: Lower frets focus / Chords (BbMaj7, [1 1 0 2 x x]), (Fm6, [1 3 0 1 x x]), (E, [4 2 2 1 x x])
Here's how you get cowboy chords to sound fat as hell.
All your friends will be amazed at the next camp fire.
Oh and good morning
March 15th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Scenes From A Wednesday”Chapters
00:00 - Editing in the studio
01:23 - Chatting with the man Billy Gibbons
02:10 - Driving through a hydrant, HA!
Fun day today friends…getting close to finishing this little record i am making with Guthrie….it really should be illegal to have as much fun as we have been having the past few days.
A day of legends…getting to hear Paul Franklin burn it up on a little number i made up in my lonely kitchen is one for the memory books…
and then the Reverend came by for a bit this afternoon and we were all talking about potential names for this project GT and I are doing…which naturally turned into me asking him how he came up with that name you might have heard of called “ZZ Top” (partially captured here)
I also threw in a somewhat surreal moment from the drive in to work this morning
Thanks for watching guys