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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


Notes
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



Notes
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)


Notes
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


Notes
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 Bonus

Chapters
00:00 - Prairieband Casino in KS soundcheck


Notes
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


Notes
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 tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

August 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Soundcheck Pt 2”

Chapters
00:00 - Soundcheck (electric) / Magic Man


Notes
Sure its a little hungover and sloppy, but this is a pretty good illustration of why Uncle Larry doesn’t use Kempers and Fractals and all that modeling horseshit. He likes it loud and raunchy, that land where the speakers and the pickups are united in total solidarity.

Tone courtesy of a 65 pro reverb and a 60 tweed 4x10 bassman

Guest vocals courtesy of our beloved band photographer Criss Cain

Video work courtesy of our beloved manager David Frey

July 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Witch Hats and Broomsticks”

Chapters
00:00 - Tour stop guided tour
04:01 - 70’s Les Paul



Notes
To my knowledge, everything about this video is factual EXCEPT it’s actually TOMORROW that we play a gig with ZZ Top…sorry guys, it was early when i filmed this.

Starring Eric “Ebo Borash from Ebo Customs Amps and a special cameo at the end by Tony “T Loose” Lucido

July 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Remember When Songs Had One Chord?”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow, soulful playing


Notes
Filmed late last night after getting home from a full day of sessioneering. Some of the harmonic possibilities available while just “pedaling” on a simple one chord motif. Also an example of the “claw”right hand technique we should all know, where you select only the strings you want to hear with your individual fingers.

Oh, and this is the best 70’s Les Paul i have personally ever seen…i usually do NOT go for any 70’s paul but this one has some magic. Picked it up in a trade recently…’71 custom, all there except for the hideous gold speed knobs that are currently on it..but don’t worry, there WILL be witch hats.

June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Scuffle”

Chapters
00:00 - Upbeat playing


Notes
A brief look at some altered pyschobilly possibilities for guitar…in the south they refer to that strange land between straight time and shuffle time as “scuffle”…like a wobbly wheel goin down the road…its also a whole lotta fun

June 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Theory's Ways”

Chapters
00:00 - Interesting passage


Notes
I originally titled this "Progathon" but a Homeskooler named Gb Seventy3 pointed out that "Theory's Ways" is clearly what it SHOULD be called...thanks for that my friend.

See, you guys think I’m a “prog freak”…but here’s the thing you don’t understand. The ONLY prog i was ever into was just these three bands…Genesis, Yes and Jethro Tull….the rest of it i honestly couldn’t care less about.

Of course I respect all the others (like ELP, King Crimson, Gentle Giant etc etc etc) but i was never into it.

Here’s a little thing i wrote a loooong time ago…I’ve had the A and B sections of this tune floating around in my head since i was in my early 30’s (i remember writing it in some hotel room on the road in the 90’s)…i just added the C section on today so i could tart it out for you guys.

It doesn’t look all that hard, but it’s EXTREMELY difficult to play….a lesson in itself of letting strings ring clearly whilst fretting other notes…. In fact if anyone out there can pull this off convincingly note for note i JUST MIGHT even send then a nice comfy Homeskoolin t shirt on the house haha

Thanks for watching and supporting the channel friends…oh and fuck off Axel

June 19th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Round, “Dog Ears & Dog Years”

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' the P-90s
03:50 - '55 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior


Notes
Hello friends….just thought you guys might get a late nite kick outta the tone genarated by this gnarly old P-90 that has recently floated across my transom (hello Janine).

I truly wish this beat up old gig warrior from a distant world could talk….i wonder what this student model golden era Gibson has witnessed in it’s life….

i tried to ask it, but it just stared at me, mocking me with it’s stately limed mahogany countenance.

To be continued….

June 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, Recently Unearthed Footage of Larry Playing A Garnet Herzog

Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' American Woman on guitar


Notes
A brief look at some of the things the Amazing Dawgs do to prepare for a show….starring Tony Lucido, Eric “Ebo” Borash, Gary “Hard-On” Hartung, and Sarah Johnson.

June 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin Class Quiz….”You Think You Got Ears Kid?”

Chapters
00:00 - Tale of the tele, strat, and paul
03:38 - Quiz


Notes
Get all 6 phases of the sequence right and old Larry and the rest of the class will be holy shit impressed

A is the 58 burst
B is the 62 strat
C is the 60 tele custom


i'll post the answer later


Collect the whole set!!
Offer won’t last long so act now!!

May 24th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sky Diving Pt 3”

Chapters
00:00 - Outrageous playing as always


Notes
After a long session that went on all day today, where i did 11 fucking songs…i was just starting to get warmed up.

so when i got home i busted out the old burst and turned the old princeton reverb all the way up, like ya do…

(weirdo delay courtesy of old blood endeavors black fountain oil can delay pedal)

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


Notes
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…

https://youtu.be/YCFFjWtXYGE

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 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 142, Tom Bukovac, “Guitar Is Cool”

Chapters
00:00 - Great playing with a little raunch
03:43 - Lost note / Hello, friends!
04:05 - Tube Echoplex
05:06 - Preamp control
06:30 - Demo without
07:24 - Demo with
08:23 - Comparison talk
09:09 - "Smell" pedal / Candles
10:17 - Volume control on guitar / Fuzz magic
14:07 - Holding guitar neck for sustain
15:20 - Herco pick / Back on the road / Twanging notes on a Tele


Notes
A brief look at “sustain” and “gain structure” and “scented candles for guitar nerds”….

“I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And i can picture us attacking that world because they’d never expect it”

Thanks for watching the channel kids

April 12th, 2022

Tom Bukovac….Caveman

Chapters
00:00 - Playing some rockin' riffs


Notes
I found an old 60’s 10” Oxford speaker out in my garage and decided to throw it in my old 58 Vibrolux…which of course led to all this juvenile behavior….gimme a break guys….im just happy to be alive.

This one goes out to my dear old friend Chris Nelson Gilman

March 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “My Clone Sleeps Alone”

Chapters
00:00 - Play through of a clone of a Fender Tweed Deluxe.


Notes
After original Fender Tweed Deluxes reached 8-10k i finally decided to give up hunting one and have my buddy Mike Scaggs make me this killer clone. He did a wonderful job and the amp sounds amazing…you can clearly hear in this clip how bad ass this thing sounds. If any of you guys out there are hunting a cool hand built amp at an EXTREMELY reasonable price look no further. I have known this guy for almost 30 years and he is about as trustworthy of a person as you will ever meet on this planet. Check out old Scank and his amps at www.p2pamps.com

March 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 131, Tom Bukovac, “Hello?….hello???…hello????…hello????”

Chapters
00:00 - Spacey, trippy playing
00:50 - Hello, friends! / 501chorusecho? / Roland Chorus Echo (RE-501)
14:00 - Opening it up


Notes
s this thing on???

Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about capstans and pinch rollers, and explores some of Japan’s proudest moments in great detail.

Not a SINGLE ONE of you out there realized that there were TWO volume 128’s of the Homeskoolin series…. even more proof that Larry needs a secretary…..secret-a-larry

Thank you guys for the kind words and kind donations….you guys really know how to make a gal feel welcome and loved.

Larry appreciates it
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