May 10th, 2023
Homeskoolin' Bonus "I've Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt. 11"Chapters
00:00 - Brilliant stretched chords
Simple lines intertwining....
this one is harder than it looks. Give it a try.
Echo courtesy of an old lavender DanEcho I bought in a pawn shop yesterday for 40 bucks cash out the door.
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 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 2nd, 2023
Homeskoolin' Volume 195, Tom Bukovac, "Take Your Blues Down"Chapters
00:00 - Cars - Let the Good Times Roll / jammin'
01:44 - Checking in
02:38 - Old Cars song / Darren in Cars tribute band
03:08 - Lesson: Harmonic bit of "Let the Good Times Roll"
03:50 - Thanks for comments / Connection all over the world / New viewers
05:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) Numbskull : FailedRockStar : StringLocker
06:15 - What inspires you more: Guitar or Amp?
06:53 - Hybrid picking style and making a living
07:54 - "Sad music from a sad man"
08:25 - What style of music? / Caveman Rock to Jazzer
09:33 - Blues over Major
10:35 - Example: Blues over Major
12:28 - What style is left? / Allan Holdsworth
13:42 - Taxes and sports
15:30 - Lesson: Speed picking thing / Loose wrist
18:09 - Bridge pickup on Duesenberg vs Les Paul "Burst"
18:20 - Duesenberg pickup height
18:45 - Duesenberg: Great creamy, crunchy lead tone / Powerful crunch playing
19:45 - Burst: Growling, howling, singing amazing tone of the Les Paul
20:35 - Les Paul pickup height
Uncle Larry rips into the viewer comment bin with a vengeance
February 9th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ “EXTREMELY Rare and Unexpected Gear Related Bonus Video”Chapters
00:00 - Hello, friends! / Mini-humbuckers vs. Firebird pickups
01:25 - Mini-humbucker, bridge, tone on 10 demo (Les Paul)
02:36 - Firebird pickup, bridge, tone on 10 demo (Firebird)
03:30 - What do we notice? / Differences
04:06 - Nobels & Firebird pickup
05:00 - Nobels & Mini-humbucker
Your dear uncle shines some light on the age old comparison between “firebird pickups” and “regular mini humbuckers” as they are known on the street.
so...what do YOU hear dear Homeskoolers??
a) both guitars tuned down a half step and outfitted with only the finest roundwound strings.
b) a 1954 fender tweed deluxe vacuum tube amplifier and a no-balls odr-1 overdrive pedal were used as a control.
January 27th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ Public Service Announcement “MCB Locking Studs”Chapters
00:00 - Little shreddin'
00:23 - Hello, friends! / Gold Top and Music City Bridge update
Uncle Larry demonstrates the wondrous new development from the boys at Music City Bridge on some extremely heavy borrowed new goldtop with a gigantic neck shape that was never found in nature.
January 10th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ Volume 185, “Shut Up And Play Your 79 Deluxe With Flatwounds”Chapters
00:00 - Cleaner down and dirty
Uncle Larry explores different degrees of swing and tries to take advantage of some of the naughtier aspects of a shuffle.
January 6th, 2023
Homeskoolin’ Bonus Collage, “Riverside Revival”Chapters
00:00 - Guitar emersion
04:08 - Playing the '58
Yes, the planning is still in it’s infantile stages…but i can tell you that there is nothing short of “a movement” underfoot here in the windy streets of Nashville Tennessee.
There is an amazing new venue in east nashville that is built in a totally renovated old church called “Riverside Revival”.
It is being run by some dear friends and kindred musical spirits.
Among them Nick “The Chef” Govrik….my old band mate from Trigger Hippy.
There is definitely gonna be some crazy guitar related action taking place in this building in the not so distant future.
There is even talk of a full on “Nashville Guitar Immersion” program where select people can buy a first class ticket to the full hang and inside behind the scenes access to the community of players here.
We are not sure exactly what it is gonna be yet, but you can trust me on this one thing….Nicky G knows how to throw a fuckin bad ass party.
There is no doubt that whatever ends up happening is gonna be deeeee-luxe.
There is talk of a gig in late February to kick things off and get people acquainted with the venue….a gig with myself, Guthrie Trapp, Jack Ruch, dearest Jedd Hughes and some other guests….and we will working in some master class guitar repair workshops with Greg Voros and Gruhn Guitars.
Stay tuned for further details friends.
December 26th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ “Holiday Smears & The Mash-up The NFL Never Talks About”Chapters
00:00 - Digging down to the roots
04:46 - Little piano holiday music & NFL
Another snow day here in the hood….working on some new smears for 2023, and some banjo rolls (try doing that, it is soooooooo hard)….i spent years trying to get the same power out of each note that danny gatton did….while holding a pick in my middle finger.
December 22nd, 2022
Homeskoolin Volume 180, Tom Bukovac, “PAF The Magic Dragon”Chapters
00:00 - Tinkering around
01:00 - Hello, friends! / Storm
01:53 - Gibson 335 (Cherry '63)
02:57 - Gibson 335 (Burst '63)
03:31 - PAF pickups
04:30 - Lesson: PAFs pickups
06:12 - Quacky / Burst playing
07:00 - Quacky / Cherry playing (quackier)
08:09 - More character middle-position (Cherry)
08:36 - Middle-position (Burst)
08:47 - Neck pickup (Burst)
09:08 - Neck pickup (Cherry)
10:15 - Sustain (Cherry)
10:49 - Sustain (Burst)
11:40 - '58 Les Paul Burst
12:55 - Fretboard separation
13:54 - Mike Bloomfield story & why Les Paul
15:15 - Sound of an SG
Uncle Larry discusses some of the more little talked about aspects of old pickups.
December 16th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The F Chord, Is It Even Necessary?”Chapters
00:00 - Soothing sullen playing with loop
05:22 - Checking in / Movie trivia
06:30 - '59 TV Junior
06:44 - NFL Cards
07:36 - Lesson: Cowboy chords / Least amount of movement / Thumb
09:21 - Lession: Having fun with the F Chord / Low third
Deep morning thoughts with Uncle Larry.
November 29th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ “Stream Of Unconsciousness Part 2”Chapters
00:00 - Mello meandering
improv meditation….after a long day’s work....
ya' gotta take the mind out for a walk once in a while....
thanks to all of you for watching and being so cool out there in Unclectric Larryland....
i hope the bass is punching through enough in this recording
November 21st, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Shut Up & Play Your Beat Up Old Burst”Chapters
00:00 - '58 Gibson playing
Uncle Larry drinks an ice cold Yuengling and dreams up some crazy loop in front of God and Everybody...with TWO shots at different live solos...
All free, and all played through one of those cool 80’s Fender Super Champs that Paul Rivera made.
The 3rd and Lindsley show on Dec 20 is officially sold out...thanks to all who bought tickets.
A special fuck off to a talent free poser named "Pmann", who i had to block from the channel for being a total dick...I am ABSOLUTELY sure i am not the first person to block this kid from their channel.
October 31st, 2022
Homeskoolin' Halloween Special..... “The Black Cloud”Chapters
00:00 - Rendition of Halloween theme song
01:21 - Happy Halloween my friends / Holidays
02:18 - Subscribers / Thanks - btpa.com - Barry Hackett - Peter Hall
04:47 - Trip The Witch news
05:50 - Haunted car story (1967 Dodge)
13:10 - VCB / Bukovac harmonies / Cliches
15:30 - NFL & pain
16:42 - Gifted pinky / Fingering
19:15 - Boxing story
Hello trick or treaters…at the beginning of this video is the only surviving photo i have of “The Black Cloud”…a spiritually unrestful 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T that i unfortunately owned in my younger years.
This one goes out to you Marion…....you sad little criminal
and speaking of cars, if you live in Nashville and you are looking for the most honest, trustworthy, straight shooting auto repair shop in North America, go see Barry at Hackett Bros.
Check out these amazing BTPA audio cables at https://btpa.com
and, as promised, one of the most tragic stories in boxing history....if anyone out there knew Billy please contact me...
you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC
Paypal is email@example.com
Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1
...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?
it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here: https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album...
...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?
August 29th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Monday Night Cool Lyrics Party”Chapters
00:00 - Ian Hunter - Irene Wilde
04:38 - Hello, class! / Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Irene Wilde discussion
05:32 - Lesson: Mick Ronson licks
06:41 - Lesson: B-section
07:06 - Lesson: Bridge
07:55 - Lesson: Solo appreciation
A look at one of my alltime favorite tunes. “Irene Wilde” by Ian Hunter off the 1980 live album “Welcome To The Club” featuring the genius lyrics of Ian Hunter and the absolutely perfect guitar playing of Mick Ronson.
If this video gets pulled for copyright reasons i totally get it…my only intentions are to turn you Homeskoolers on to a cool old song they may not have heard. "When I was just sixteen - I stood waiting for a dream - At barker street bus station every night When I tried to get it on - she just looked at me with scorn - my courage Turned to fear and I took flight
For those looks they seemed to say You ain't nuthin' - go away You're just some face in some crowd so I walked home and I vowed I'm gonna be somebody - someday
Her name was irene wilde - oh such beauty for a child When she started dating boys - I nearly died For I could not barely stand seeing anyone hold her hand I though I had to crawl away and hide In my mother's Sunday room I composed so many tunes They were all the same - just a frame - for her name, and just to say I'm gonna be somebody - someday
Wild as your name I soon left that country town I been around, I've seen some fame, seen some ups and I seen some downs Smile through your shock as you hear your name out loud It's that face in the crowd - i didn't dig it - i'm much too proud...
When I was just sixteen I stood waiting for a dream A barker street bus station non affair At the time it seemed so sad, but it didn't turn out bad If she hadn't turned me down I'd still be there You know I think most folks agree, a little put-down makes them see They ain't no chain - they're just a link and that's why she made me think I'm gonna be somebody - be somebody - be somebody - someday"
August 24th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Bridge Over Troubled Junior” (Music City Bridge Stud Finder)Chapters
00:00 - Intro and basic install of new bridge
15:53 - Intonating the new bridge
22:39 - Demonstation of what the old original bridge sounded like for comparison
Ok guys, this video could conceivably be extremely boring to some "casual viewers", so it comes with a warning.
Unless you are interested in a 23 minute video of what a DRASTIC improvement swapping out the original bridge of an old 50s Les Paul Junior with a new Music City Bridge Stud Finder bridge makes, do NOT watch this.
This video is ONLY intended for the truly hardcore vintage guitar nerds out there…i repeat…DO NOT watch this unless you are a total vintage guitar nerd.
There are 3 segments…
1) intro and basic install of new bridge (0:00 to 15:52)
2) intonating the new bridge (15:53 to 22:38)
3) demonstation of what the old original bridge sounded like for comparison (22:39 to end)
if you want one of these check these bad boys out for yourself click here https://musiccitybridge.com
Thanks for watching guys
August 22nd, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 159, Tom Bukovac, “Window Or Aisle?”Chapters
00:00 - Pink Floyd - Mother play through (David Gilmour)
00:46 - Finally home / Thanks
02:19 - Listen to actual song / Compare
03:28 - Lick lesson
05:10 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
05:40 - "One who dies with the most toys..."
06:49 - "Don't be sad" / Spider-Man
07:35 - Montage / Old gear
12:20 - Podcast - Tony Lucido, Paul Moak
12:59 - Epiphone Casino / Gibson SG / Les Paul Goldtops
16:45 - Old Rickenbackers and surgery / Bass cap (old Marshall)
Lord it’s good to be home…sweet Jesus.
Check out the Amazing Dawgs Tony and Paul on this podcast here if you're bored…pretty funny stuff
August 19th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Yet Another Sound Check Clip Of Us Playing Magic Man”Chapters
00:00 - 2nd part of soundcheck
Paul gettin’ is Ornette Coleman on….sound checks are a great time to “experiment”
Ya’ know, i noticed lately theres a lot of new viewers coming on this channel….do you think they know i made those two albums a while back?? Can someone post links to those and ill pin the comment?
August 18th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Yet Another Soundcheck BonusChapters
00:00 - Prairieband Casino in KS soundcheck
Mayetta Kansas casino gig…..
August 8th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 157, Tom Bukovac, “Taken By Fierce Bliss”Chapters
00:00 - Soaring intro playing
02:38 - Hello, everyone! / Home again and Germany
03:48 - Wacken, Germany show
07:23 - Uli Jon Roth
09:45 - Eleanor Jane thanks
10:51 - Change setlist?
11:38 - Lesson (song - Greed) / Power of music
13:30 - Transport gear? / Pedalboard
Back in the homeland after a long long journey, Larry recalls some of the highs and lows of the last few crazy days…the Session Man Abroad if you will….if you must….
Very sincere thank you to all of you for supporting the show…Uncle Larry’s small but mighty army is slowly approaching 70,000 members….and believe me, i know how hard it is to make the commitment of clicking on a video of an old guy teaching guitar when there are so many “shorts” on youtube of hot girls wearing yoga pants.
I appreciate all the kind words and all the kind donations…i truly hope that you all are learning things and that these videos help shine some light on the madness of the music business.
Mostly i hope they inspire all you people out there to accomplish the nearly impossible dream all musicians share….the dream where we ask the universe to provide us “a living” solely from playing an instrument.
Heres the tip jar links if you want to donate
Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1