December 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 265, Tom Bukovac, “Go Long”

00:00 - Singin' and a playin'
01:40 - Hello, friends! / Backup glasses
02:38 - The CLIFFS At 6 / Snowstorm trip
04:10 - Armchair producers
05:45 - Thank yous / NFL
08:15 - Willie's 90th Birthday / Beck
09:13 - Rick Beato show
09:30 - '61 Epiphone Wilshire(s)
11:30 - VCB / Preparing for Homeskoolin' video?
12:13 - Russian Recording in Indiana
13:31 - Lil Bub cat
14:19 - Streaming comments / What a producer has to do
17:40 - Kenny Aronoff
18:33 - PSA colonscopy thanks
19:00 - Christmas time and depression

Uncle Larry reflects on a wide array of subjects on the eve of his 55th birthday....
thank you all for being a part of the Homeskoolin' odyssey.

so....we have a LOT of new viewers recently

i never ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you learn a bunch of stuff from this channel and feel like it's helping you as a player, all i ask is that you PLEASE throw something in the tip jar

where is the tip jar?

You can make PayPal donations to this address:

You can make Venmo donations to this address:

AND...you can purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.

You can see all kinds of weird old photos there, you can also purchase a download of the live concert i did last December if you like.

A lot of these very same new viewers don't seem to know that Uncle Larry made a couple records that they could potentially listen to... one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:

May 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 213, Tom Bukovac, "Jimmie Webster Blues"

00:00 - Playing the White Falcon
01:55 - Intro
02:45 - Guthrie project update
03:10 - Lesson: Some chords to learn (Ebmaj7 [x 1 1 0 3 3])
03:33 - '61 Gretsch White Falcon
03:55 - Session musicians fund called Intellectual Property Rights Fund / Nice check
04:50 - Continued look at the Gretsch
05:10 - Gretsch backpad / Tone control switch / Filter'Trons / demo
09:29 - Lesson: Leading chord for G7 in "faux jazz" style [4 5 4 5 6 6] / Playing
11:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / What are the important things? / Real friend, handyman, etc.
13:45 - Hackett Brothers Automotive / 2 cars
15:15 - 2 phones
15:38 - "Uncle Larry" tone on the Guthrie project / Recognizable playing
17:15 - Blowup speakers and strings / Playing
18:40 - "Facemelter"
19:12 - Dislike to going to studios? (Parking & coffee)
21:21 - Surreal moment of Willie Nelson's birthday gig? Daniel Lanois

Uncle Larry sticks his hand way down to the bottom of the VCB bucket, and plays a few riffs on an early double cut variant of the model 6136 Gretsch which most folks know as the White Falcon.

oh....and here's one for all the guys that still think Eddie Van Halen invented tapping.

May 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 212, Tom Bukovac, "The Chord NO ONE Can Hear"

00:00 - Some Old-Country influence and singing
01:14 - Hi guys!  Beautiful to be back / Pool
02:20 - Willie Nelson gig thoughts / Working hard
03:47 - Living Legends / Band
04:45 - Willie Nelson great song writer
05:32 - Videos from gig / Volume and remaster
06:18 - 3rd & Lindsley remaster
07:09 - How was Keith Richards
07:55 - COVID restrictions / Separate tents
09:45 - Ann Wilson tour decline
10:58 - Highlights of the show / Sheryl, Beck, etc.
12:18 - Past shows with Willie
13:23 - Rental gear, how was it? / Missing personal guitars
14:35 - Quiz: Willie gig charts for prize
16:45 - Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke  (Can you hear this chord?)
18:22 - Guthrie record finishing / Band name / Fantasic material and arrangements

Larry reflects on some of the bizarre and mysterious things that have floated across his transom in the last week or so.

Oh...and don't you need some Homeskoolin' merch?


May 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Torch Light Larry”

00:00 - A little practice with the big man

Uncle Larry gettin’ a little blues on with Wille and Sheryl.

Great singers.

May 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Road Update “Antiques Roadshow”

00:00 - Tour of the stage
01:04 - Terence Higgins
01:31 - Willie Nelson's rig
01:45 - Waylon
02:28 - Neil Young's rig

A look at a legendary venue and some old gear that has DEFINITELY been around….Willie’s amp and Neil’s first automated roadie.

April 29th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sideman Blues”

00:00 - Trying out that rental gear

A little clip from rehearsal tonight in the freezing cold at Hollywood Bowl.
Tasty vocals by Nathaniel Rateliff.

April 29th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Update From The Road

00:00 - Behind the scenes
01:35 - Gear rig tour
05:17 - Rental gear setup & tour

On the left coast with dearest Eric Hanson covering all that goes on with a typical house band gig.


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