November 9th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ “How Bored You Get On The Road”Chapters
00:00 - A behind the scenes montage
i found this in the archives from months ago....
watching it made me simultaneously howl with laughter AND wince in painful agony.
just thinking about all of us grown ass men hopelessly stuck out there on the road…..every one of us completely beat to shit, miserable from all the brutal travel days and questionable hotel rooms....everyone missing their families so badly that they could literally burst out crying at any moment.
this is the kind of ridiculous shit people do when they are just pushed to the edge of insanity…in some God-forsaken place like Laughlin NV.
it's not at all uncommon during these situations to kill the hours by doing something like 15-20 takes of the dumbest comedy skit ever for a Youtube channel that shows free guitar lessons....poor Ebo was having' a hell of a time tossing that paper into the can haahaaa.
So who gets the award for best acting in this one guys?
God i love these guys
Think about this before you decide you definitely wanna be “a road dog” kids.
September 28th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Pedal Board Cam”Chapters
00:00 - Footage: Pedalboard cam
04:30 - Guitar playing / Heart - Even It Up
10:12 - Ann Wilson greetings / Ann Wilson - Black Wing
17:00 - Ann Wilson - Greed
20:30 - Heart - Magic Man
26:45 - Tom solo / Heart - Crazy On You
33:25 - The Who - Rain On Me
39:15 - Band intro / Heart - Barracuda
44:30 - Heart - Straight On
50:10 - Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
Ann Wilson live, Sunday September 25th in Houston Texas….opening for Jeff Beck and The ZZ Tops…
In case you were ever wondering what pedal changes Larry makes on what songs, here ya go As my dear friend Joe Vitale once said watching me on a session….”Buko, it looks like you’re trying to put out a fire”
Hope you enjoy
September 28th, 2022
Homeskoolin Road Update “Texas Heat”Chapters
00:00 - Playing without amp
00:45 - Hello, friends! / Tour update (Jeff Beck / ZZ Top)
01:30 - Back injury and gig
02:40 - David Grissom
02:55 - Jeff Beck / Noises (Eddie Van Halen)
03:55 - Fan shoutouts
04:42 - Footage: Stage tour
07:25 - Footage: Jeff Beck
08:23 - Chug challenge
Lord…picture old larry up on stage yesterday…blown lower back agony, pouring sweat in that special kind of Texas heat and strangling humidity…good times for sure.
Fun show though, we really got that 50 minute long hit it and quit it opening act thing down.
Thank you for your continued patronage of the humble Homeskoolin’ channel. Go wolverines, (a 17 point favorite by the way)
September 12th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 163, Tom Bukovac, “Charcuterie & Crudite Blues”Chapters
00:00 - Raw pickin' and chuggin' intro
03:40 - Hello, class! / Being back home / Upcoming gigs and musicians
06:00 - Jim Irsay private plane and hotel
09:10 - Danny Nucci
10:00 - Buddy Guy encounter
12:08 - Harmony Silvertone Jupiter / h47 Stratotone guitar (1423)
15:00 - Lesson: Nastiest G Minor 6th chord (Bluesy Pentatonic)
A brief discussion on how once you fly private one time, you’re basically ruined for life. And….a look at how nasty a minor 6th can be.
September 6th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 162, Tom Bukovac, “You Guys In A Band??”Chapters
00:00 - Beautiful playing
01:43 - Hello, lads and lasses / Back home / Thanks
02:29 - Acoustic guitar Martin D-28
03:00 - Maton acoustic guitar
04:45 - Amazing Dawgs, bandmates, and being in a band
08:40 - Gambling / Spam and YouTube filters
09:54 - Bonus footage
Television's own Uncle Larry, absolutely exuberant about finally being home and being reunited with his trusty old '38 bone…waxes rhapsodic about that one thing we have ALL thought about since we were little kids….what it's like to really be in a band.
(and now, shift to "first person")
Now that touring is finally calming down and fall is on the way (praise God) it's time to put some focus on some projects that i started on a while back, such as this little instrumental EP that dear Guthrie Trapp and myself are putting together…it's so much fun.....here’s a little snippet from one of the three tracks we already have "in the can"....gonna go back in soon and do some more.
Also, I couldn’t help but add in a few other crazy things at the end of this vid...a dumb meme that cracks me up... " I AM THE JUAN PERCENT"....oh and my alltime favorite thing that my sweet little boy Leo ever drew for his dear old dad….a totally random partial list he made at school one day of some of our favorite songs we like to jam in the car…precious keepsake.
"you got another thing comin"
"hot rod lincoln"
"rock and roll music"
"hard day's nite"
"breakin' the law"
"don't stand so close to me"
"behind my camel" (instrumental by the police off zenyatta mondatta)
and one more i could never read
Thanks again for supporting the channel folks….i am doing everything legally allowed to show you guys whatever i can…absolutely free of charge of course. Why am i doing it? Because music has been really good to me in this life, and i feel like it’s the right thing to do to give it all back to a bunch of total strangers...
i hope you guys know how much i sincerely appreciate the little community we have built here …. ya’ know, except for a few kids in the back of the room that get a little too excited at times (like Brock Thomas....man what a tool) we got something very real going here….i for one do not take it for granted.
Rock on cats
September 4th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Dust Storm”Chapters
00:00 - Soundcheck
As a wild rain and dust storm rolls in right before our gig tonite in Laughlin NV…you get a little slice of the usual backstage/soundcheck madness that accompanies the Amazing Dawgs gigs.
Dear Rob Olsen of Maton guitars was kind enough to furnish us with this lovely Maton Messiah acoustic guitar to use on this tour….definitely a step up from what we WERE doing….the pickup sounds wonderful.
More than anything, this captures the gigantic soul of our dear band photographer Criss Cain, who is kind enough to stand in for Ann and sing for her at soundchecks….one of the coolest, most genuine people i have ever known.
September 4th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Desert Vignette”Chapters
00:00 - Montage of pics from tour
Today is one of those days…you know the ones…those days when you question your entire existence? Take me home….country roads….to the place….i belong….
September 1st, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Pike’s Peak”Chapters
00:00 - Deep melodic plucking
02:08 - Hello, class! / Seattle hello
02:44 - Coasta Mesa, CA show / Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo (Timeless Guitars)
03:50 - BC Rich Eagle / Neil brings guitar out
04:39 - Puyallop, WA show
05:18 - Lesson: Chord voicing concept
Larry….he just woke up in a weird hotel…but thank The Lord he’s got his cheapo martin to plunk on….
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 19th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Road Life BonusChapters
00:00 - Room tour and road pictures
Casino gigs are not normally my idea of a good time….but just as a general life rule, when your hotel room has double doors, you know things are gonna be ok.
After a nightmarish 6 hour ride in a goddamned RV with no AC in the bunk area, and finally getting in to Tulsa at 4:30am last night, this fancy room was definitely a sight for sore eyes.
August 18th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Yet Another Soundcheck BonusChapters
00:00 - Prairieband Casino in KS soundcheck
Mayetta Kansas casino gig…..
August 16th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Road Bonus “Guinness Stew”Chapters
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”Chapters
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”Chapters
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? “Chapters
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 VignetteChapters
00:00 - The Guess Who footage
St. Johns Newfoundland Canada
August 12th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Millenial Buzz”Chapters
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”Chapters
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”Chapters
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”Chapters
00:00 - Tour update
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