September 20th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 242, "Time Capsule Blues"

00:00 - Little strumming in the kitchen
02:30 - Hello, class! / Losing voice
03:15 - Billy Gibbons gig
05:18 - Talking with the man at Guthrie's gig
06:00 - Craziest cover version - Mastodon / Best cover version - Jeff Beck
06:48 - Favorite Gibbons guitar sounds (Nationwide)
08:00 - Guthrie at the Underdog bringing back the scene in Nashville
10:45 - Brand new, old stock 1959 Gibson / '57 Telecaster as new
12:55 - Robert Keeley / Noble Screamer
14:35 - '61 Gibson SG Special
17:30 - Lesson: Good guitar lick [3 3 2 x x x] -> F#m7 [2 0 2 x x x] -> [1 1 0 0 3 x]
19:00 - Chris Isaak - Wicked Game / James Calvin Wilsey
21:34 - Doug and Pat Show

You are unique...just like everyone else.

March 29th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 205, "The Notes Between The Notes"

00:00 - Little swanky Beatles guitar
01:51 - Hello all / Kenny Wayne swipe / Wednesdays
03:20 - Gibson SG / Nylon saddles
04:00 - Nashville shooting aftermath / Thank for kind words
05:05 - Beatles - Hey Bulldog / More than 12 notes scale / John Lennon sing in between notes
06:06 - Nashville guitar show total fail
07:20 - Comments on originality in music
08:45 - Owning a legendary guitar? / Billy Gibbons Pearly Gates and story
09:49 - Showing a video with good guitar playing? Doesn't exist
10:05 - Best comment?  Joe Namath DJ your party
11:04 - Talking about some pedals / Pete Cornish pedal
11:55 - Son Marshall getting into guitar playing / Buying prebuilt pedalboard


Uncle Larry gettin' all microtonal and shit.....

If anyone wants to call James Burkett and order one of his re-everythinged old Harmony Sovereigns here is his number...(334) 797-6388.

keep in mind he does these by hand one at a time, so you ain't gonna be getting one tomorrow....or this week....or....

and totally unrelated, but fucking MORE terrible news, check this out....one of the ONLY places in Nashville that i actually go to....or used to....
heartbreaking.....Johnny is a sweet sweet guy and this was the ONLY cool card store in this town.


March 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' VOLUME 200!!!! "A Special Treat"

00:00 - Intro 200th episode / Pacifico and wine
03:08 - Homeskoolin' thanks / Dann Huff as a producer
06:18 - Collaboration and dictatorship / No right way to finish line
12:24 - Moment knew when making big
15:45 - Dann's take on guitar tone
18:00 - Dann bought Tom's pedalboard
18:53 - No greatest tone / Leslie West story
21:00 - Van Halen (tuning)
23:15 - Midrange / Small guitar tones
27:00 - Cool Dann story (Van Halen)
30:50 - Bass content with guitars
34:00 - Most genious overdubbing
35:50 - Great guitar tones / Billy Gibbons stories and Guthrie Trapp
38:19 - Great tones continued / Billy Gibbons - Jesus Just Left Chicago
41:16 - Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
43:08 - 50% more distortion / Distortion and guitar
47:22 - Marshall Plexi tone / Foreigner - Hot Blooded / Greatest power chord Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
53:45 - Roxy Music - Love is the Drug solo
55:55 - That one note of Steely Dan
58:10 - Cooper Time Cube - 100 ft of garden hose (doubling effect) / Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
63:10 - Steve Miller Band

One of my favorite humans on this planet

Sweet Dann Huff

March 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Scenes From A Wednesday”

00:00 - Editing in the studio
01:23 - Chatting with the man Billy Gibbons
02:10 - Driving through a hydrant, HA!


Fun day today friends…getting close to finishing this little record i am making with Guthrie….it really should be illegal to have as much fun as we have been having the past few days.

A day of legends…getting to hear Paul Franklin burn it up on a little number i made up in my lonely kitchen is one for the memory books…

and then the Reverend came by for a bit this afternoon and we were all talking about potential names for this project GT and I are doing…which naturally turned into me asking him how he came up with that name you might have heard of called “ZZ Top” (partially captured here)

I also threw in a somewhat surreal moment from the drive in to work this morning

Thanks for watching guys

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 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Double Down”

00:00 - Little behind the scenes with some great players


Vegas baby…if anyone is bored today in Vegas come to the free show downtown….starts at noon.

We got Billy Gibbons, Vince Gill, Kevin Cronin, Kenny Wayne, Kenny Aronoff, Mikey Mills, Jimmy Irsay, Mikey Wanchic, Billy Branch on the harp, and some other crabby old guy who’s name I can’t remember.

We had to move the show time up because of approaching inclement weather.

Millsy and I have a lot of fun over on stage right….never stop laughing…or drinking. He’s a lovely guy and i appreciate the fact that he always puts up with me and my little camera.

January 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 182, Tom Bukovac, “The Great Gear Chase”

00:00 - Mixing it up from rockin to
03:05 - Hello, friends! / Thanks / Vince Gill
04:49 - Bills game and cardiac arrest on field
05:39 - Billy Gibbons story
07:12 - Quora junk mail
08:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Gordon Mote
08:44 - Camaraderie in sessions
11:25 - Paul McCartney
12:45 - New Year's Resolution
13:08 - Kick head back
13:37 - Remastering 3rd & Lindley
14:27 - Fingertip tone / Different sound with different person with same gear
22:25 - Lesson: Pick straight eighth notes and play melody with fingers

Uncle Larry is wearing a hole in his soap box again…firing off maybe even more hot takes than usual.

Tell me this isn't the cutest damned thing you ever saw....what a sweet sweet boy...god it KILLS me.

Thanks for watching and supporting the show guys

Paypal tip jar is Tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

April 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’, Tom Bukovac, “Strat Fury Volume 2”

00:00 - Some fine tastey Blues licks and playing

A humble tribute to the Reverend Billy G….from one of my alltime favorite records….Tejas.

today's equipment choice....late '62 stratocaster/cable/'66 deluxe reverb

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Venmo beer fund is @Tom-Bukovac-1

March 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam…ZZ Tom

00:00 - Rehearsing with the man himself, Billy Gibbons

A super rough rehearsal sketch from the moment when our little band was joined by the coolest guy that ever walked on this earth….as you all know Uncle Larry is a huge fan of the Reverend Billy G….I have been lucky enough to work with him a couple times in my humble career.

He is the NICEST guy you will ever meet.

Ol’ Larry rarely gets starstruck by anybody but i gotta admit it’s a very cool feeling being anywhere near Billy Gibbons.

I didn’t think he would remember me from the last time we jammed together, but when he walked up on stage at this rehearsal and looked right at me and yelled out “Mr. T” i gotta admit i was instantly 13 years old again sitting in my room listening to “It’s Only Love” off the Tejas album and staring at that amazing album sleeve. Such a genius, such a sweetheart and such a class act…and soooo cool and easy to work with.

If i could ever achieve just one percent of the coolness this man exudes in my own life i would be absolutely thrilled.

Credit to my dear 9 year old son Marshall for coming up with the title for this video….he’s great at coming up with cool names for stuff quickly haha.

April 12th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 4, Tom Bukovac “The Smear”

00:00 - Welcome
00:48 - The Smear (Billy Gibbons king) lesson
02:39 - ZZ Top - "Arrested For Driving While Blind" lesson
03:45 - Contrast bass notes lesson
04:12 - Alex Harvey Band - "Midnight Moses"
04:56 - Double-stop bends
05:43 - "Whole Lotta Love" smear lesson
06:41 - "War Pigs" smear
07:21 - Key of G (Edgar Winter)
09:44 - Aerosmith Tune?
10:43 - Play for a minute...
11:20 - Van Halen - "Janie's Crying" lesson

An in depth look at one of the great natural wonders of the world...the smear.


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