August 30th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “OK Card Pt. 2”Chapters
00:00 - 1962 Gretsch playing
A brief foray on a cadillac green 62 country club….complete with some phantom bigsby.
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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
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 26th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “How To Put A String On A Guitar”Chapters
00:00 - How to string a guitar
Well kids, i said i was done with all this horseshit, but then THIS comment came in on the “boys in the back room” video.
“Show us how it’s done then. Lots of talk no walk”
Ok f**kface here ya go…
August 26th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 161, Tom Bukovac, “Rainbow Blues”Chapters
00:00 - Song playthrough
03:25 - Hello, class! / Uncle Larry
04:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Thanks
05:15 - James Honeyman Scott & episode
06:02 - "Good tone is heavy and hard to carry." -Tom Bukovac (Amps)
06:24 - Stringing guitar
07:29 - What was your first pedal? DOD Flanger
08:01 - Chrissy Hines and James Honeyman Scott appreciation
08:25 - Any advice? Don't end up in jail or killing yourself, you're good
09:30 - Steve Hackett - The Battle of Epping Forest (echo)
12:05 - Pet peeves / Gruhn's Guitars / Original guitars (Beato & Rhett)
This one goes out to one of the baddest motherfuckers that ever roamed this earth….Joey D
and...the echo guitar that kicks in at :51 on this....come on man
and....if i ever heard a pedal that can create the effect that happens at 3:16 of my pitiful video today when both guitars play the same thing. that would be cool
August 25th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Boys In The Back Room”Chapters
00:00 - Locking strings...just don't
Hey kids…the whole “right way to put strings on a guitar” thing has been a hot topic of debate on the Homeskoolin’ channel.
I thought i would run it by the boys in the back room of the repair department of the most venerable, respected vintage guitar shop in North America…Gruhn Guitars in Nashville tn….here's what they said…thought you guys might find it interesting. starring....
1) Greg Voros
2) Tony Nagy
3) Lin Crowson
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 24th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus , “The Most Wonderful Time…Of The Year”Chapters
00:00 - Electric football game
You know summer is almost over when Marsh and Leo wanna bust out the vibrating football game before school.
August 23rd, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 160, Tom Bukovac, “The Honey Man”Chapters
00:00 - The Pretenders - Kid play through
01:20 - Hello / Analog Man
02:52 - Genesis and challenge
03:50 - MXR Dyna Comp / Foam turns to glue tip
05:45 - The Pretenders history and talk / Lesson: Chord
08:38 - Lesson: The Kid bridge lesson
10:12 - Lesson: The Kid solo lesson
13:00 - VCB
13:20 - Amp-like pedals / Modeling
15:56 - Epiphone Casino / Choppers and modifying guitars / Tremolo vs. Vibrato
19:00 - David Gilmour / Variation of out of tune makes it real
21:33 - Apple products
22:04 - Musical memory and ear training
24:39 - Hanging out with Ann Wilson
A brief look at some genius shit from 1980…and a gaze into the vast crevasse (i like to say it like kruh-vaaaaahhhhzzzz) that is the VCB
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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 22nd, 2022
Homekoolin’ Bonus “Stuff Larry Used To Own”Chapters
00:00 - Montage of gear
When you’re bored out of your mind in a hotel room in the middle of nowhere, you have time to do things like this.
I wish you guys could REALLY understand the extent of my lifelong addiction to old guitars, amps, synthesizers, drums, cars….it would be hard for me to explain it.
As you probably know, i have never been one to actually KEEP anything…i have always thought that constantly cycling through cool old stuff was way more fun than ever trying to “build a collection”. To me its always been a quest to LEARN what this stuff can really do, and i always thought that you can only REALLY learn what something can do is to actually own it and use it in the heat of battle.
It all started when i was about 18, in 1987 roughly. I purchased a chopped 65 sg special for 350 bucks and from that point it was ON.
At this point, there is no telling how many thousands of old guitars i have bought and sold….i usually tried to keep at least one photo of whatever it was somewhere in the archives.
This deep dive into my current phone photo stash probably represents less than 1 percent of the lunacy of my old guitar/amp/car addiction….but i thought it might be fun to stroll down memory lane for a minute on a sunday.
Yes, there are a few i should have never got rid of….but live and learn i say!
Hope you enjoy kids