May 21st, 2023
Homeskoolin' Volume 220, Tom Bukovac, "Mountain Larry"Chapters
00:00 - Playing the ganjo...
00:40 - Ain't getting dolled up / Deering 6-String Banjo
02:30 - Firtst time heard one / Keith Urban
03:05 - Aftermath of contest / Glasses / McLeod thanks
04:42 - Background checks on people / Prostitution-like
06:25 - Lesson: Little plucking lick
06:50 - What if Milk didn't exist / "Viewer's pick" and "I, for one" / Twilight Zone
09:00 - Graciousness / YouTube channel existance when young
10:47 - Ashamed of the name Bukovac / Rock & Country names
12:15 - String benders need "King" in their name
12:45 - NFL Tops football cards / Why?
14:00 - Playing the ganjo
14:30 - Duel (Stephen King movie), Christine, and The Car
16:20 - Assigned Rock names
17:36 - Warren Haynes is cool
18:10 - Reality of stars and meeting fans
20:00 - One song to show off guitar prowess / Guitar center playing vs. Plugging into God's radio station / Being into song mode
Uncle Larry takes you way back deep in the Hollar...
Overview from cardboardconnection.com......which by the way is one of the coolest websites ever.
The 1957 Topps Football card set is incredibly popular with collectors due to the fact that it is loaded with stars and rookies of future Hall of Fame players. Of the 154 total cards, 31 of the players on the checklist have been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Key 1957 Topps Football rookie cards are Bart Starr (#119), Johnny Unitas (#138) and Paul Hornung (#151). Other major players appearing for the first time include Dick "Night Train" Lane (#85), Tommy McDonald (#124), Raymond Berry (#94) and Earl Morrall (#104). Collectors often contemplate what this set might have been like had Topps used all of the eligible rookies who had been drafted in the fall of the previous year. Missing from the set are a handful of future Hall of Famers, most notably Len Dawson and Jim Brown.
Measuring, the now standard, 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches, the 1957 Topps Football card set was designed with a horizontal orientation. While far from being a new concept, it was the first time that the format had been used for an entire set. Divided into two sections, the front of the cards display two pictures of the player. On the left side is a head shot, while an action shot occupies the space on the right side. Both pictures are superimposed over solid background colors (different for each side), which are set according to the player's team. A box below the head shot lists the player's name, and another one under the action photo gives his position and team name. The back of the cards are similarly bisected. The left side consists of a red football that contains the card number, with the player's name printed beside it. Several lines of vital information follows, along with a brief, biographical write-up outlining the player's career. Where necessary, year and career stats are added at the bottom. The entire right side is devoted to a pair of cartoons that caption career highlights.
Printing and Distribution
Printed in two separate series, the first contains 88 cards, with the second series having 66. It is said that 22 cards in the second series were double-printed to fill out the printing page, one of those cards, number 138, is the rookie card of Johnny Unitas. Generally, high-number cards are a little harder to find than low numbers and, therefore, command a slight premium. 1957 Topps Football cards were originally available in three different package and price options. Single cards were available in a one-cent pack, which also contained a piece of gum. Five-cent packs had six cards and a stick of gum. Cello packs came with 12 cards.
Errors, Variations and Condition Issues
There was also a checklist card printed. It is found with two different color variations. One is red, yellow and blue. The other is red, white and blue. Neither variation is given a premium. Card #58 of Bill Sherman can also be found with the Rams name missing on the front, which is a scarce error card.
The cards were printed on a fairly durable card stock for the era, and as a result, while not easy, several high-grade example of stars and rookies can be found. However, as is to be expected, the first and last cards in the set, of Eddie LeBaron (#1) and Fred Morrison (#154) are more difficult to find in high-grade.
Considered one of the classic football card sets of all-time, 1957 Topps Football is a release that serves as the foundation for any great vintage gridiron collection.
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A lot of these very same new viewers don't seem to know that Uncle Larry made a couple records that they could potentially listen to...
one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:
another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
and a LOT of people don't seem to know that they can go here to purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/
May 20th, 2023
Homeskoolin' Contest Results!! (for a little drama, don't read the video description this time)Chapters
00:00 - Zeppelin-esque strumming
01:10 - Beautiful People breakout / Big day for contest / "Fucking Contest Winner" song
03:31 - The Winner! "Milk" (Video submission link) / Amazing
05:45 - Submission video
07:26 - Takes you to a different zone / Honorable mentions
14:10 - Comments and thanks on submitting videos and supporting channel
I can't imagine how many of you are skipping this intro....hahaaa
here is a link to all those mentioned, thanks to Homeskooler David Mcleod
winner: Drew "Milk"
honorable mentions (in no particular order):
Teemu Viinikainen (new assigned rock name "John Dust")
Jacob Van Noy
Bart Dietvorst (new assigned rock name, simply "Billy Blow")
Tanner Pirovolidis (new assigned rock name "Reek Havoc")
May 15th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ XTS String Bending ContestChapters
00:00 - Intro to contest
01:45 - String bending contest and rules
Hello lads...let's bring back the dying art of string bending....cuz it's the coolest shit ever.
The contest rules are pretty much laid out here in this video
The guy who is donating the signed Uncle Larry print is named Tony Branham…thanks for that Tony.
The boys in the back room at XTS are donating a pedal to be named later (even if I have to buy it from them haha)
The bending video of mine that you get extra points for copying (cuz it's fucking hard as hell to play) is called "Three Chords & The Truth & Some Bends"
Email me a link to your youtube video.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: title your video "XTS String Bending Contest...(followed by your name)"
if you put "Bukovac" or "Homeskoolin" in the title you are disqualified.
Try to keep your submission under 2 minutes
Categories that will be harshly judged:
B) tuning accuracy
C) creativity…or if you choose to copy mine, your overall accuracy of learning it
July 8th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Sweet Sweet Fella Who Won The Duesenberg”Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful playing by the winner of the contest! / Thanks!
Luis “Nando” Puche from Hialeah FL….glad to see it went to a kind and worthy soul…what a sweet guy…and a beautiful player…you gotta stick to the end of this vid my dear homeskoolers….the sweetness of it all will just rip your heart out.
June 29th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 154, Tom Bukovac, “Plex Soul”Chapters
00:00 - Some rockin' intro playing
01:58 - Hello, friends!
03:39 - '65 Firebird red
04:26 - Playing keyboards
05:51 - Lesson (Echoplex gain) / Contest
Uncle Larry in a brand new green Homeskoolin’ t….damn this thing is soooo comfy…it’s like wearing a cloud.
A brief dissertation on the power of blowing up the input of an old Fender amp with the right stuff.
Totally unrelated, one of my biggest pet peeves in this world is this… when you see a thumbnail for a youtube video that has some kind of amazing photo….but then when you actually watch that video there is not a single thing in the video that even shows the photo they used in the thumbnail.
I fucking HATE that false advertising bullshit….there should be laws against this.
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June 27th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Holy Shit, Exciting News!!!”Chapters
00:00 - Duesenberg Session Man guitar / Contest / Loop
03:48 - Blues over Major / Eb Major pentatonic
Three vids in one day???? That is SURELY some kind of record….
Well, the second one doesn’t really count because it was kind of a “private lesson”….
But anyhoo, dig this cats…i got some very exciting news Mark your calendars people!!
Sunday night July 3rd
Live stream on Brett Papa’s channel with yours truly and dearest Guthrie Trapp (and possibly another special guest) where we answer questions, jam a bit, and most importantly, pick the WINNING POSTCARD!!!
By the end of that live stream, one of you Homeskoolers out there is gonna end up with this bad ass guitar that i am playing in this video….good luck kids
June 18th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Important Announcement...TRIP THE WITCH VINYL IS HERE!!Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful playing
01:26 - Hello, friends! / Travel story and wallet
03:33 - Happy Father's Day / Trip The Witch vinyl
04:18 - Fender Telecaster
05:15 - Contest
05:35 - Father's Day
06:08 - Lesson (crazy fast lick)
Hey kids….the first rule of the road as we all know…NEVER LOSE YOUR PHONE OR WALLET…..well guess what?
If you want a nice vinyl trip the witch record go here to get it
Dont forget to send your postcard to win a free Duesenberg Session Man guitar!
mail your postcard to:
PO Box 857
Fullerton CA 92386
good luck friends
May 31st, 2022
Homeskoolin’ “ Postcards From The Edge”Chapters
00:00 - Postcards
Well lookee here
May 30th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 148, Tom Bukovac, “A Queens Tale” Pt 2Chapters
00:00 - Viewer Comments Bin...cont. / Quick fire style
04:49 - Pissing people off
06:45 - Trip The Witch / Naming songs
07:40 - Phone recording sound
08:00 - Sayings
10:00 - Reinvent yourself?
12:05 - Comfortable cliches
14:12 - Improvise
14:50 - Michael Hedges
16:00 - What's the point of your channel?
17:24 - Smoking weed
Part two of that all that shit i said in part one.
May 29th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 147, Tom Bukovac, “Reaction Video Blues”Chapters
00:00 - Hello, friends! / Contest
01:21 - Return of the VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Improvising
04:25 - Let your mind go / Avoid cliches
04:45 - Thanks for kind words about son's videos
05:08 - YouTube videos you watch? Justin Hawkins
08:20 - What do you think about _______ guitar player?
09:01 - Contrast (good day vs. tough times)
Uncle Larry, fresh outta bed with some hot takes on life outlook in general.
Send your postcards to win a free guitar to:
PO BOX 857
FULLERTON CA 92836
And check out justin hawkins rides again youtube channel https://youtu.be/zgZB_gF7XPo
May 23rd, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Man In A Plastic Bag”Chapters
00:00 - Mixture intro playing
01:23 - Hello, friends! / Thanks
02:25 - Playing without gain / Paul Kossoff
03:48 - Contest
04:39 - '72 Deluxe / Norlin
05:52 - Thanks
06:33 - Pick handling
Hello kids, Larry just wanted to say thanks for all the kind comments on the recent Brett Papa video i did with sweet Guthrie Trapp which you can watch here…
Also, I was looking around and thinking to myself…”i got way too much shit”….im gonna sell a bunch of my sort of lower echelon stuff…none of the really blue chip stuff… I got some cool lower end stuff like my old Mosrite that i used in the “cuban breeze” video…that old Supro with the lap steel sandwich pickup i used in the “saturday night bonus jam” vid, i might launch my old Dean Cadillac (for the right price) and some other shit. I may even sell that bad ass 76 bc rich mockingbird i have.
May 20th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 145, Tom Bukovac, “Deep Early Morning Thoughts”Chapters
00:00 - Playing through with Mother Of Violence
03:16 - Peter Gabriel talk
05:08 - Letterman show and Sid McGinnis
06:18 - Sting / Songs in original Key
08:32 - Great idea for contest
10:24 - Song lesson
Uncle Larry waxing rhapsodic after just rolling outta bed, about some of the coolest music ever written/recorded…in his humble opinion.
send your postcard to
PO Box 857
Fullerton CA 92836
you guys don't have to send a utility bill with the postcard....i'm just saying...when i pick a winner i'm gonna make whoever won email me a utility bill to prove they actually live there before i send the guitar. ya dig? also....everyone can enter, i don't care what country you live in....but i secretly hope i pick a domestic US winner cuz i fucking hate shipping international.
Peter Gabriel “Mother Of Violence”
“Walking the street with her naked feet So full of rhythm but I can't find the beat Snapping her heels clicking her toes Everybody knows just where she goes Ah fear, fear, she's the mother of violence Making me tense to watch the way she breed Fear, she's the mother of violence You know self-defense is all you need It's getting hard to breathe It's getting so hard to believe To believe in anything at all Mouth all dry eyes, blood shot Data stored in microdot Kicking the cloud with my moccasin shoes T.v. Dinner, T.V. News Ah 'cause fear Fear, she's the mother of violence Don't make any sense to watch the way she breed Fear, she's the mother of violence Making me tense to watch the way she feed The only way you know she's there Is the subtle flavor in the air Getting hard to breathe Hard to believe in anything at all But fear”
May 18th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 144, Tom Bukovac, “Uncle Larry’s Garage Sale (High Roller Edition)”Chapters
00:00 - Playing and singing / Gibson ES-335
14:20 - Contest
Hello friends…just Larry takin’ a ride on a particularly friendly lightweight chunk of firewood from 225 Parsons St. in Kalamazoo Michigan.
If you wanna taste the rainbow on this one contact Gruhn Guitars at 615-256-2033 and when someone answers just say “yes, uh, i’d like to buy that bad ass 335 you guys have”
January 17th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 123, Tom Bukovac, “The Element Of Surprise”Chapters
00:00 - Funky, blues mixed jamming
01:06 - Shredding it
01:56 - Hello, class!
02:23 - Snowy Nashville
03:30 - Rick Reith thanks
04:26 - Duesenberg guitar contest
05:25 - Opening tuning and figuring it out
05:56 - Duesenberg Starplayer (Limited Edition)
06:26 - Trip The Witch / shop.bandwear.com / Plexi Soul
07:45 - Viewer Comment Bin (VCB) / Least favorites form of music
09:42 - The best guitar you've ever played?
12:10 - Being a "YouTuber"
14:22 - Element of surprise / Unpredictable playing
16:00 - Paul Davids video (YouTube Link) / "Fuck-off Gilbert"
17:00 - A friend passing
A brief chat on all kinda shit…and here's all the links you need people....
Trip The Witch merch, like CD's. posters and comfy ass t-shirts: https://shop.bandwear.com/collections...
Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul digital download: https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album...
Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul CD's (yes, actual CD's that you can play in your 2005 Camry): https://reverb.com/item/47719071-tom-...
Homeskoolin’ merch like t-shirts, kick ass coffee mugs: www.guitarhouse.net
If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Paypal use this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Venmo use this address: @Tom-Bukovac-1
November 9th, 2021
Homeskoolin’ “Hot Chick With A Bucket”Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful roots playing
02:33 - Guthrie Trapp
05:19 - Fiddle stuff / Drone playing
07:11 - Piano, melody notes in between
08:20 - Contest
A brief foray into droning strings and acoustic moods….y’all gotta check out Guthrie’s “Guitar Night” gig…don’t worry I’m gonna help them come up with a better name for it.
October 28th, 2021
Homeskoolin’ Update…PLEASE read the video description below!Chapters
00:00 - Mini pedalboard build
As soon as i know the link to the bandcamp website where the album will be posted for sale, i will pin it on the comments for this video.
Dearest Nathan from Duesenberg proposed a brilliant idea. In an effort to include EVERYONE….we are gonna do it this way. Everyone who buys both copies of the record will automatically be entered into a drawing that will most likely happen on Christmas morning….the winner will receive a new Duesenberg Session Man guitar.
I want this to be a two part contest type deal…I'm thinking part one is the drawing where EVERYONE who buys both versions of the record can win….part two will be for all the players out there…where we will give away an Ebo Customs amp to whoever wins the playing portion.
This is all still being put together and nothing is carved in stone here. I will present all the final details about the contest situation as soon as they are officially cemented I swear.
I want to sincerely thank my dear friends at XTS pedalboards here in Nashville for throwing this killer little fly board together for me on VERY short notice…these guys are the absolute greatest and i appreciate them so much.
Stay tuned for the link to my silly record guys…thank you SO MUCH for your continued support of the channel.
I can’t express how much i cherish the heartfelt comments many of you have sent about how i have helped so many of you get through covid with these lessons…it means the world to me and i hope you all know that.
Rock on brothers
October 22nd, 2021
Homeskoolin’ Update “Morning Bone…..uh…”Chapters
00:00 - Nice acoustic playing
01:24 - Hello, friends!
01:42 - A couple of things to tell you
01:47 - Solo record out on Fri, Oct 28th, 2021
02:34 - Ask one thing - Don't pirate record
03:33 - '38 Bone acoustic
03:51 - Busy schedule / Blackbird Studio
05:04 - Ann Wilson at Neptune / Roger Fisher
06:06 - Trip The Witch news
07:00 - One last thought / Contest?
A brief chat and the unmistakable tone of a forward shifted 38 bone.
June 9th, 2020
Homeskoolin’ Volume 39, Tom Bukovac, “Funky Little Guitar Man”Chapters
00:00 - Intro montage / blues jam
04:26 - Hello, class!
05:14 - T-Shirt idea contest
06:37 - Lick idea / bends lesson
09:44 - Another blues lesson
A brief exploration of country guitar twang...and an invitation to design a t shirt. PayPal tip jar: email@example.com
May 1st, 2020
Homeskoolin’ Volume 18, Tom Bukovac, “R&B and Contest Results”Chapters
00:00 - Intro jam
01:30 - Welcome / Contest winners
07:20 - Pitch List (Chris Lindsey)
08:18 - City of Nashville
09:06 - '59 Gibson 335 / divot neck
11:15 - R&B type lick lesson
Quarantone courtesy of 1959 Gibson ES-335 straight into Bogner Goldfinger...
Heres the list of XTS challenge contest winners...in no particular order...
Congrats!! Contact xacttone.com support to claim prizes Homeskoolin’ t shirts available at guitarhouse.net Check out Chris Lindsey Pitch List podcast Homeskoolin’ tip jar: PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25th, 2020
Homeskoolin Volume 15, Tom Bukovac, “Another Contest?”Chapters
00:00 - Intro jam
00:48 - Clavinet-like Strat / Buck Dharma
01:34 - Don't Fear the Reaper
01:56 - XTS Contest
02:44 - XTS Modded Tremolo
04:00 - XTS Contest cont.
06:04 - Steve Khan - Gamour Profession
07:50 - String bending
10:10 - Private chat
1) you gotta use one of my loops, from any one of my videos....
2) no longer than a minute
3) video MUST be labeled “XTS Challenge” with your name, or it will automatically be disqualified....you can win the usual bragging rights AND a free pedal this time!! check out the website to browse pedals www.xacttone.com