March 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 199.5, Tom Bukovac, "Municipal Stadium Blues"

00:00 - Little light playing with feedback
02:44 - Just ole Larry Bukovac / Bob Feller
04:35 - 1940 National New Yorker
06:24 - Bobby Gatewood
07:09 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Best record no one's every heard - I am Shelby Lynne
08:09 - "Uncle Larry"??
09:08 - Terrible writing blues / Sweep picking
09:44 - Log of all the sessions?
11:45 - Starting your own cult? / Koolaid
12:30 - Special 200th episode (Special guest?)
13:00 - Lesson: Cool chord E add 6 9 / tablature: [0 9 6 6 9 0]


Uncle Larry tries to put out several blazing hot VCB fires in one swell foop....whilst relying slightly less than usual on "the corporate eye"...

totally unrelated....this melody is so satisfying to checks all the boxes of pleasing harmony and time in my brain...

March 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Super Echo Twin"

00:00 - Jamming away on the Silvertone
02:35 - '64 Ampeg Super Echo Twin ET2


You gotta admit...people really knew how to name shit back in the 50's and 60's...

I mean..."super echo twin" bad ass is that???

Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster

Vibrolux and Tremolux

Think about what Ford was coming up with:

Ford Galaxie 500...Mustang...Falcon....Fairlane

and then there was

Camaro (which a lot of people don't realize is a little used Spanish word for "friend")

AMC Rambler

Buick Skylark

Pontiac Tempest and GTO with fuckin' Tri-Power Ram Air

Plymouth Barracuda and Fury

Dodge Coronet with a goddamn Hemi Six Pack

I'm talking some bad ass names for some seriously awesome shit right here people.


Chris Craft

You get what i'm saying.....

or maybe it was just that all the cool names weren't already taken back in those days.

Now we have "Veloster"..."Tiguan"...."Prius"..."Swift"

We are doomed

and totally unrelated...

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March 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 199, Tom Bukovac, "The One Before 200"

00:00 - Rockin' it
03:00 - Uncle Larry home coming / Guthrie studio
05:08 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Ziggy prints
06:15 - Studio session
06:57 - Favorite show of all / Thanks for this vehicle to deliver
08:30 - Having albums of your own
09:50 - Firebird 5 and models
11:21 - Album joke with guitar terms as song names
12:20 - Prediction of 1,000,000 subscribers / Keeping it real
13:20 - Return of Rolling Rock, but prefer beer in general
13:45 - YouTube is the only one worth as shit part II / Mercedes clock
15:10 - BTPA cables
15:28 - Cream & Eric Clapton / How music makes a person feel
17:18 - New viewers and comments
18:00 - KISS / Ace Frehley - Rip It Out
19:20 - 200th episode / Going from Major to minor


Uncle Larry reminisces fondly about today's studio happenings and stuffs his arm way up inside the VCB pipe to remove some clogged comments.

Thanks for watching the show people...we got a pretty good thing going here.

...and speaking of good things, check out this bad boy

Steve Cox....a dear old friend from Cleveland,
He taught a young Uncle Larry some very valuable musical lessons back when Larry was just a mixed up kid living in some shit rental house with a carpeted kitchen in Antioch.
I owe Steve a lot.....i still use some of the things he showed me on a daily basis...and ol' Larry never forgets anyone who helped him anywhere along "the journey".

March 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 198, Tom Bukovac "Ember Red Destruction Machine"

00:00 - Boogie with some Rolling slide guitar
02:20 - Just Larry / No NFL / CD Collection / 80,000 Subscribers
03:39 - Michael Rhodes funeral
05:20 - Guthrie and album completion
05:55 - New Morgan Wallen record
07:00 - Favorite question: Every band or artist everyone likes except you?
08:38 - BTPA Cables - really cool
09:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / CDs / David and David
10:58 - Reaching far for an audience / YouTube is the only Social Media outlet worth a shit
12:00 - Newfoundland customs agent story
13:42 - '66 Gibson Firebird, non-reverse, P90, destruction machine
14:22 - 3rd & Lindsley remix DVD coming out


Uncle Larry gets busy with a tweed big box Tremolux with the channels jumped by a high quality BTPA cable.

and totally unrelated....great example of what I'm always talking about in terms of getting on a cool part and STAYING WITH IT...if you ever deviate from it there better be a DAMN GOOD reason.

March 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Sunday Bonus, “Thrill To The Crisp Clean Sound Of The Compact Disc”

00:00 - Tour of collection of CD albums


Larry shows the results of a little Sunday afternoon light organizing.

I encourage all of you out there with young children to keep a small boom box cd player in the bathroom so your kids can listen to records while they take their baths before bed.

It’s been a crucial part of the music learning experience for my boys.
I have noticed that they seem to listen more intently than usual when they are chillin’ in the tub.
If you haven’t tried it with your kid, give it a shot….ol’ Larry wouldn’t steer ya wrong people.



March 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Blues In A Squeaky Chair"

00:00 - Puttin' out some special tunes

Uncle Larry tries to foul as many players as possible on the basketball court....otherwise known as a typical Friday.

March 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Vintage Long Form Session B Roll "Flower Power"

00:00 - Sessions: The work into forming a song


Taking you waaaaaay back to the chilly cold February of 2023....Larry was holed up for a few days in a home studio out by the airport to produce a few tracks for his dear old buddy Bobby "Gateweed" Gatewood from Cleveland Ohio. Bobby and Uncle Larry have been friends since the late 80's when Bobby originally hired Uncle Larry to play bass in his cover band called Calabash.

Every few years or so Bobby slips away from his cushy life as the mayor of Put-In-Bay Ohio and cruises down to Nashtown to make a record with the Nashville cats.

We are working at the legendary Headroom Studio in Donelson here and the engineer you are seeing here in this video is my dear old pal Rick "Sweet Ricky D" Delima. Rick's sweet wife Stacy helped out on the project as well with some lyrics and backing vox...and some delicious lunches.

Tasty live drums being provided by another fellow Clevelander, sweet Shawn of the sweetest human beings to ever inhabit this planet.

Bobby originally brought this tune in as an uptempo boogie woogie kinda thing...but i thought the sentiment of the song and the introspective lyric "all i was trying to do was find me" might possibly be better served by a wistful longing 60's hippie vibe, with some janglin' stoner we proceeded down that path.

Then later on, after some group lyric re-writing and the addition of David "Bird Dog" Dorn's B-3 and bunch of tasty Haight-Ashbury guitars and some folky holllowbody bass, this track turned out fantastic.

When it's finished and mixed i will play it for ya.

totally unrelated:

Here's an old song from one of Bobby's earlier records (2007) that i produced when we were all very much younger...."Did We Try?"
This track has some bad ass cats on it....Joe Vitale on drums, Will Owsley on rhythm guitar. David Santos on bass, Mark T Jordan on keys, Troy Johnson on backing vox, Larry on lead.

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March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Larry At Work”

00:00 - Session playing


A sweet little tune from today’s session where Uncle overdubbed electrics on 7 songs at a home studio in Nashville…good songs and sweet people…and a nice Japanese themed lunch.

The singer?
Melissa Erin

The song? “Be The Sparrow”

The engineer? Chris “Gearhead” Condon

The bass player/producer? Phil Anthony

March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 197, Tom Bukovac, "Disraeli Beers"

00:00 - Vocal leading song
00:00 - Harmony H1260 Sovereign converted by James Burkett comparison
01:10 - Original Harmony Sovereign
02:22 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / L6-S (not pissing anyone off)
02:52 - James Burkett Harmony / Amazing picking
04:20 - Comment Bin / Ned Steinberger and planet waves capo / Phenomenon movie
05:30 - Manic Mechanic and Irsay gig / Billy Gibbons story
06:30 - Steve Farrone drummer / Session hire
07:00 - 1958 Flying Vs and Explorers
08:26 - Neil Peart / Stewart Copeland
09:53 - Ovation Breadwinner
10:42 - Ginger Baker and pissing people off / Cream
12:25 - Later school start time
12:54 - Stephen Stills rips into Billy Branch
13:25 - Show demographic
14:10 - Toast and vacuums (V15)
15:35 - IQ and voice leading / Smart people
16:43 - Richie Hayward and Little Feat
17:00 - Fender Mustang ugly?
17:25 - Lesson: Hard picking scale
18:30 - Gear doesn't matter?

I tried to post this this morning before work, but the upload failed...but here we go, 8 hours later...

March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 196, Tom Bukovac, "Top Line"

00:00 - Mellow strumming
03:00 - Hello, folks! / Sessions unusual starts
03:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Posters vs prints (Ziggy) / Lisa Real Estate thanks
05:30 - Strumming / Duesenberg Lap Steel / Irsay gig
07:53 - VCB / Favorite drummers?
10:15 - Coolest looking guitar?  Rickenbacker 4001
11:25 - Ugliest guitar?  Gibson L6-S
12:30 - How did you do in school?
13:55 - Knife edge of rhythm and lead
16:08 - Example: "Sweet Caroline" (vocal melody, chords, fills, etc.)
17:50 - Example: "Tuesday's Gone" (digging it out of the chords)
18:45 - Example: "Radar Love" (Golden Earring - guitar, vocal, etc.)
19:41 - Lesson: Rhythm lick (Key G, chugging), picking out those notes / Claw technique


Uncle Larry gets off in the VCB weeds desperately looking for his 9 iron.

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