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August 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Road Bonus “Guinness Stew”

00:00 - Royal Mile Pub in Des Moines

Dear John Hickl from the Royal Mile pub in Des Moines….this place is awesome and the food is incredible….

Check it out on your next trip to the midwest friends.

Opening for ZZ tonite again…last time we did that the whole crowd just sat there the whole time with their arms crossed waiting for Billy to come on…i get that

August 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 158, Tom Bukovac, “Damn I Wish I Had More Fingers”

00:00 - Plucking around in hotel room / Checking in
04:35 - VCB / "Dumbest things" (boomer bends, modeling, "she" guitars)
10:38 - Young guitar players (Seth Lee Jones)
10:51 - Lesson (guitar chords)

Some hot takes regarding guitar culture guaranteed to piss off at least 25% of my prescribers.

Come at me bro.

Dig this cat

August 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “An Important PSA From Tony Lucido”

00:00 - Tony apology

10 minutes before we went on tonite, Tony decided he wanted to do this public service announcement.

I thought for a minute he might reveal the name of his new forthcoming youtube show, but alas….he didn’t

but he did go to see whales today

August 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus…”Uhhh…Is it Saturday? “

00:00 - Tour update
05:45 - Chord lesson

It’s just uncle larry clarifying a few things that got a little sideways yesterday…and also getting into a little mild major brand defamation…

man, i’ll tell ya, when you are on the road and you start getting into time zones that have half hours involved, it’s kinda hard to tell what day it is. I am loving it up here in St John’s, I haven’t kissed any cods yet, but there were a few down in the hotel bar last night.

Ok. so the following is a private message to Ken, the guy who got totally bent outta shape about Tony’s comment.

So if you are NOT Ken then please stop reading right here…………..right at this line.

“Hey bro….bro bro….if we were all chillin in the bar together…me you and tony, i guarantee you would instantly be taken by his charismatic charm and natural ability to light up a room with his intense neuroses and tortured deep inner trauma that he wears on his sleeve in the most beautiful way. We wouldn’t have any problems. You would walk outta there saying “man, that tony, what a cool guy” You gotta trust me on this…i don’t hang around with idiots, even though i am one myself. I appreciate what you are saying Ken, but you just gotta shake the etch-a-sketch and take a new look at all this…put a new spin on it all in your mind. Tony IS gonna start his own channel…and you will watch it and you will laugh at it, because he is a fascinating guy…truly unique, one of a kind….and those folks don’t come around very often. The voting was almost unanimous (besides you) that we keep this ABSOLUTELY FREE channel raw and unfiltered, just like its always been. If the occasional thing comes along that gets stuck in your craw, please keep in mind….none of this cost you ANYTHING. We are all good bro….im cool with you if you are cool with me.”

Ok…carry on boys

August 12th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Abstract Vignette

00:00 - The Guess Who footage

St. Johns Newfoundland Canada

August 12th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Millenial Buzz”

00:00 - Behind the scenes / Soundcheck
01:11 - "The offended language incident"
01:45 - Paul Moak pedalboard / Gear
02:48 - Tony's Bass
03:13 - AC30 / Gear cont.
07:45 - Drum insights

I thought you guys might appreciate this little illustration of exactly why most lifer musicians absolutely loathe soundchecks.

Soundchecks are always just a cacophonous labyrinth of disjointed rude sounds played by overtired people with bad attitudes and short tempers, whose only REAL concern is the catering.

But more importantly….please listen closely to what I’m about to say.

If there was ever any ONE LESSON that you all learn from any of these videos, let it be this my friends….

unless you are using Rockit Cargo or some other PROFESSIONAL gear transport company…do not EVER try to bring any of your own gear on an international trip….it is practically GUARANTEED to end in tears….and cost you a fortune while you’re at it.

We are just now getting Paul’s gear back from Germany…our poor manager Dave was stuck in Germany for 3-4 extra days trying to deal with the messy gear situation. They wouldn’t fly some of it back because the cases were oversized etc etc, which is strange considering they had no problem flying it INTO the country. As of tonight we are supposed to finally get most of it, but some of it is lost forever at this point.

The only real rule of flying gear international is that there are no rules….just rent whatever you can, and if you DO bring something make sure it’s something you don’t mind losing forever.

Special guest appearances in today’s vid by the crew guys
Steve (the drum tech)
Justin (Pauls keyboard and guitar tech)
Michael (our manager Dave’s son who runs the teleprompters
Matt (the amazing monitor guy)
Gary (the amazing front house guy)

Thank you for watching folks

August 11th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Road Update, “A New Found Land”

00:00 - Newfoundland tour update

St. John’s Newfoundland Canada….what a cool place.

Thanks for watching all this madness you guys….i think we might really have Tony talked into doing his own channel

August 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Wacken Update, “A Very Special Guest”

00:00 - Tour update and a chat with Uli Jon Roth from the Scorpions
03:33 - Uli show us how to play Scorpions - Sails of Charon (Lesson)

Well kids, the gig went great, we had a ball, thanks to anyone who watched the livestream.

They say “never meet your idols”….however in todays case that saying is totally wrong.

I spotted Uli Jon Roth in the crowd from 300 yards away, absolutely knew it was him instantly. Turns out he came to the show today specifically to see Ann.

I invited him backstage to meet Ann afterwards and we all hung out for hours….absolutely LOVELY guy ….wickedly intelligent…extremely interesting and super fun to hang with…just an absolutely beautiful person.

Please enjoy him showing us one of the greatest electric guitar moments ever recorded….”Sails Of Charon” off the Scorpions “Taken By Force” LP

August 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update “Wacken In Memphis”

00:00 - Tour update


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August 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Road Update “A Nice European Coffee”

00:00 - Tour update

Just checkin in from Hamburg….thanks for watching the show kids.

August 5th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Tour Update “Don’t Fear The Reeperbahn

00:00 - Tour update

The amazing dawgs far far away from home….Uncle Larry runnin’ on fumes after 48 hours of no sleep.

Tomorrows gig is at Wacken Festival in Wacken Germany.

A death metal festival of 200 bands with names like “Rotting Christ”, “A Night To Dismember” and “Cattle Decapitation” ……and us

August 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Soundcheck Pt 2”

00:00 - Soundcheck (electric) / Magic Man

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

August 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “The Return Of Gerald Bostock”

00:00 - Soundcheck (acoustic) / This as a Brick

Soundchecks are always for fucking off.

July 31st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Road Update….”Old Fumes”

00:00 - Bus troubles on tour

This little video journal displays the ups and downs of typical road life.

The bus that The Amazing Dawgs have been touring with on this last run was lovingly nicknamed “Old Fumes” by the band and crew, sometimes shortened to just “Fumes”.

A bit of history….when Old Fumes rolled off the Prevost assembly line in 1991 I'll bet she was quite the sight….45 feet of shining glory with one of the most ergonomically perfect tour bus bathroom lay outs i have personally ever witnessed.

But alas, time, and about 3-4 million miles took a toll on Old Fumes….as the great boxer Rocky Balboa once said “time is undefeated”…so, after a long faithful 30 plus year tour of duty safely delivering Ricky Van Shelton, Holly Dunn and many others to countless state fair gigs, she was retired by her owners and deemed a “parts bus”.

But then, the “great 2022 summer touring bus shortage” took place.

Suddenly Old Fumes was cast back into service carrying the Amazing Dawgs around the narrow streets of the great Northeast, with a driver who had never left the state of California…. sure, her generator, air conditioning, air bag suspension, sewage grey water system, and interior cabinetry weren’t quite what they once were….but valiantly she rolled on through the scary dark night…. carrying bunks full of 12 sleep deprived sweaty band and crew guys desperately trying to breathe through the burning oil and leaking diesel, mixed with raw sewage smell that permeated the vehicle….

The following footage shows some of Old Fumes final hours before finally being abandoned and laid to rest in Floyd, VA on july 30th 2022.

Fun facts:

After Fumes overheated at the Maryland border, our beloved Ebo crawled out of his bunk at 4 in the morning and replaced a belt on the bus motor with limited tools while semi trucks whizzed by on the pitch dark highway at 80 MPH. Miraculously, we somehow ended up actually making it to the Floydfest gig in Floyd, VA and even though we were all beat to shit and team morale was at all time low, we went up on stage and had the most magical Ann Wilson show yet….absolutely amazing crowd.

The power of music trumps all Thanks for watching guys

July 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Capitol Theater”

00:00 - Behind the scenes on tour

Great old theater in Port Chester NY…walked around a bit today, cool town. We got a couple special guests tonite in the house…should be fun

July 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Witch Hats and Broomsticks”

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

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 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 156, Tom Bukovac, “Seafood Green”

00:00 - Good, fun "Tequila" playing
00:41 - "A good lick"
01:03 - Friends! / Thanks for gifts / Kids
04:15 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
04:42 - Steel Panther gig?
05:12 - Headstock break? / Guitar problems cannot stand
08:27 - Guitar Player magazine
08:58 - Fender Duosonic
09:11 - "The Claw" finger playing lesson / Eric Johnson stealing
11:29 - Favorite Bukowski book?
11:38 - Locker & stolen Ann Wilson gear / Mexico
12:50 - '71 Les Paul Custom
13:17 - Miscellaneous comments / Phil Collins
16:25 - Thanks to all / Plexi Soul / Trip The Witch

I saw an ad for a Stratocaster on Reverb a couple days ago where a guy described the color as “seafood green”….oh man, that got me…

Anyway, here’s a 17 minute ramble from a guy who hasn’t been around many people any older than 9 years old in several days.

If anyone out there knows what issue of guitar player mag i got “writ up” in recently please tell me, cuz i can’t find the fucking who is on the cover?

totally unrelated, dig this crazy son watched this and all he said afterwards was "knuckleheads..." kinda under his breath......hahaaaaa, wonder where he got that?

Thanks for watching friends

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Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 22nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Every Bachelor’s Dream Kitchen”

00:00 - Tour cancelled / Behind the Homeskoolin' show
01:15 - Loop for students to try to do something with

See, the thing that women don’t realize is that this is exactly what most men REALLY want their kitchen to look like. Take a stab at this loop kids….trickier than it seems for just two chords.

June 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Important Announcement...TRIP THE WITCH VINYL IS HERE!!

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:
Duesenberg USA
PO Box 857
Fullerton CA 92386

good luck friends

June 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “What City Are We In?”

00:00 - On stage pedalboard sound experiments
02:50 - Bass drum head
04:18 - Bluesman Vintage bass / Bluesman Deville
06:29 - Backstage, amps, instruments

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.
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