February 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 189, Tom Bukovac, “I Felt The Earth Shook”

00:00 - Hello, class! / Cancelled school
00:58 - Concept video / Preparing for a gig
05:00 - Chartbook / Laminated paper story
07:00 - Studying the songs / Taking notes
12:55 - Having gear ready
15:00 - Have the music playing in the background
15:53 - Thanks

Uncle Larry discusses some of the finer points of preparing for a common “pickup gig” in these modern times.

January 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Public Service Announcement “MCB Locking Studs”

00:00 - Little shreddin'
00:23 - Hello, friends! / Gold Top and Music City Bridge update

Uncle Larry demonstrates the wondrous new development from the boys at Music City Bridge on some extremely heavy borrowed new goldtop with a gigantic neck shape that was never found in nature.


January 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Greyhounds On Ice”

00:00 - Space jam

A little jam to calm the nerves as football season draws to a close.

Gibson SG

January 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Williamson County Blues”

00:00 - Finger pickin' with the best of them

Uncle Larry conjures some Southern sounds from an instrument born in Kalamazoo.

Sorry I ain't been around cats.....been W-O-R-K-I-N-G my hillbilly ASS off.

January 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Piano Magic”

00:00 - The most beautiful piano playing

Gordon Mote takes us through some more of his endless repertoire on a session break during day 8 of the VG sessions....gonna be sad as hell when we have to tear the big top down tomorrow....

Oh....and guys, get a load of this….

...and totally unrelated, dig how UNBELIEVABLY musical Phil’s drumming is on this track from 1971…my God....perfection

January 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Daily Double “Session Footage”

00:00 - Session
04:05 - Credits

This little video was filmed and put together by dearest John Jarvis, piano player extraordinaire and future filmmaker….

at the end i hillbilly spliced on a close up of Paul Franklin’s feet killing it on some cryin’ steel guitar…absolutely mesmerizing

Thank you John!!



January 17th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 188, Tom Bukovac, “Video Killed The Funk 49”

00:00 - Plucking some familar tunes on the Tele
01:53 - Hello, folks! / Boat drink
02:20 - Update and Vince Gill project / New subscribers and misunderstanding and welcome
04:14 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
04:34 - Gordon Mote...amazing
04:50 - New guitars? Duesenberg
05:14 - Thank you for comments and support
05:58 - Right hand picking
08:00 - Never let... [them] ...enter your kingdom!
08:30 - Don't change the channel!
08:43 - NFL Dream Team
09:02 - Gear and sounding the same / 99% hands - yep!
10:15 - Alrosa Villa nightclub playing and Dimebag Darrell
10:47 - Dallas Cowboys kicker / Fucking up on the job

Uncle Larry unsuccessfully tries to transfer the legendary Geoffrey Downes piano masterpiece over to guitar....

It is virtually impossible….i mean, just try these chords ferchrissakes…

From low to hi

C# over F
13,11,11,13,14,16 (this one is a KILLER)

Eb min 7

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January 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 187, Tom Bukovac, “From The Hills Of Northeast Ohio”

00:00 - Great fun with Gordon Mote and friends / Pickin' some Country
01:56 - Hello, cats!
03:30 - Country licks on the SG
04:35 - Lesson: Sliding 6ths
07:09 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Best kid books
09:28 - Session musician conversations and landscape?
13:10 - Hunting guitars?
14:45 - Great live band / Fender Blackfaces pointing right at you
18:27 - Tuning Nazi guy / Doing better on sound
20:10 - Agreement on when musicians are 13 and what they are listening to

Uncle Larry likes to pick a simple country and western song once in a while.

Intro footage taken by the legendary John Jarvis

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Peeyanna Man”

00:00 - Gordon showing us a song
03:05 - Top 5 piano intros!

Gordon and Vinnie discuss the finer points of the great classic country and western piano intros….just FYI…Pig Robbins is knocking it outta the park here. The Ted Williams of piano.

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 186, Tom Bukovac, “13”

00:00 - Little mellow strumming
02:32 - What's up Homeskoolers / Greetings and Jeff Beck
05:09 - Game: Name tracks from an album / That's who you are (age: 13)
08:38 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Vince Gill and session knowledge
11:45 - Did you ever play football?
13:00 - Stolen guitars?
15:26 - Bring on the Night - Police / Cover songs
16:10 - Thanks and learning from lessons / Stealing knowledge and uniqueness
18:47 - Tinnitis
20:25 - Live stream setup?
20:55 - Amp mainly used? Princeton Reverb
21:38 - Yes - Fragile

Uncle Larry discusses the important formative years of the typical lifer musician...and more specifically the "magic age"....13

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