January 16th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 269, Tom Bukovac, “Got My Mojo On Temporary Hiatus”

00:00 - Plucking Beatles and jamming on a tele
04:53 - Intro / Snow day
05:45 - Jim Irsay gig / Comfortably Numb / Stephen Stills
07:54 - Cigarette tuner / T-shirt / NFL
09:03 - '66 Tele & Goldtop / Sex appeal
10:53 - Strings brand (DR Pure Blues)
12:20 - Doors - People Are Strange
13:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Collectables / Topps cards / Beer cans
15:18 - Modeling amps / Deluxe / Princetons
16:10 - Best arm in the NFL?
17:18 - Playing with Billy Gibbons
17:52 - Selling guitar for son / Uncle Larry's Garage Sale

Uncle Larry covers a ton of snowy frozen ground in today’s episode...

the week in recap....plus a few attempts at quelling the insatiable needs of the VCB...
and a little neck squeezin' on 6 pound maple cap transition logo tele.

so we have a lot of new viewers recently ...and dearest Rick Beato told me that the video we made together a while back should be coming out very shortly, so i'm imagining there will probably be a few new arrivals from that world...

here's the real inside shit folks...i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you do indeed learn a lot of stuff from this channel and feel like it is indeed helping you as a player, all i ask is that you just throw a little something in the tip jar...

i'm not gonna lie people, it helps pay for beer, food for me and the boys, bills, and old guitars...that is truly all i use it for....oh, and maybe the occasional football bet...

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a person could potentially purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merch..including several different extremely comfortable and nice feeling T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...i pride myself on having the comfiest t shirts on earth...no scratchy bad fitting horseshit here people.. check it out at

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:

November 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Hey Kid Ya Wanna Play Along With A Loop?”

00:00 - NFL card look through while free loop for all to play along with plays

Happy thanksgiving friends

I took a break from watching the Packers tear the ass outta the Lions to share this loop I made last night for you to play along with should you so choose….it’s a fun one.

And then I thought, hell while I’m holding the camera in one place for 3 minutes, I might as well show them this beautiful complete set of 1969 Topps football cards. One of my personal favorite sets if you wanna get honest about it.

Put up a vid of you playing along if you want , but please don’t put my name in the title bar because it clouds the search waters. Let’s see what you got kids.


October 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Blues For Paul Hornung"

00:00 - Some fuckin' great rauchy sounds!
05:13 - Hello, friends! / Mister Vertigo sent a pedal
05:48 - Electronic Audio Experiments - Citadel demo
08:03 - Firebird video thanks / Firebird Prototype
09:00 - Doug and Pat Show
09:43 - Football cards

I have always been a huge fan of the gorgeous dissonant rub of sliding two note scales...there is so much good shit in there, and NO ONE does it....but i do it....cuz i think it sounds fuckin' cool.

check out this pedal kids....i can't find a single thing to complain about with it...and that is pretty rare.

THANK YOU TO ALL you sweethearts for all the recent PayPal and Venmo donations...i really appreciate the comments saying that you guys are getting a lot out of these videos.

Well, ya' know, i never got to replace CC in Poison... which was my dream all along.

i might have failed the BIG dream...but at least i can show you guys a few licks now that I'm old

August 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 234, Tom Bukovac, "Ernie Davis Blues"

00:00 - Beautiful chord strumming intertwined with some magic
03:05 - Hello, friends! / Early morning / NFL - Browns vs. Jets
04:00 - Fucking football song
04:34 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / What is favorite football card sets
05:12 - 1962 Topps football set
07:04 - '64 Gibson J-50 / Intonation
08:00 - Adjustable saddle for acoustic
09:09 - Intonation - "Death Chord" (E with no 3rd [0 7 9 9 0 0])
10:57 - Correction on Marshall amp (Swtichable 20 Watt to 5 Watts) / Vertical Marshall cabs
12:05 - Do you use compressors?
14:05 - What's bugging you lately? Guitar lessons are supposed to hurt a bit - bright light
14:35 - Fretboard Journal
15:14 - 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo / Burnouts and speeding tickets
16:08 - Epic intro
16:32 - Epiphone Al Caiola
17:00 - John Carpenter's "Christine" movie
17:52 - Orchestra ensemble - guitar is a percussive instrument
19:40 - Vinnie Bell and Dan Auerbach
20:30 - Old Ampegs
23:05 - Advice for a certain young guitarist / What level you want to be at
26:20 - The Gear Page comment / It is all work

Uncle Larry slaves over a hot slab of VCB....and waxes rhapsodic about the virtues of the infamous black border 1962 Topps football set.

warning, this track has been known to cause involuntary ass shaking....

June 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 227, Tom Bukovac, "Got A Girl In Cincinnatti..."

00:00 - Song and dance, without the dance / Medley Michael Jackson - Beat It
03:45 - Thank you for comments / Robert Baker help with YouTube Channel
05:00 - Old concert programs (Eddie Van Halen photo of guitars)
06:10 - Wynonna Judd / Dave Letterman / Epiphone Crestwood best "chopper" ever had / Dan Huff story
07:30 - '64 Lake Placid Blue Fender Jaguar
08:00 - Cranking the mute on (cool sound, but goes sharp) / Adjustable individual string mute
09:45 - NFL cards (Hewrtitt Dixon)
10:36 - Kameron Marlowe - one-take singer / James Otto - loudest singer
12:00 - Coming to Nashville and getting vintage acoustic guitar with songs in it
13:00 - Watching YouTube and numbskulls who don't know shit
15:30 - "Strat Tuesday" video and joke / Ole Clevelander
16:25 - "Catch 22" band, spandex, hair, metal, glam
17:00 - Hearing damage & wearing ear protection / Hearing aid story
18:13 - Meaningful compliments are from people that don't overuse them / Club soundman compliment story
20:56 - Strat video comments / Rewire Strat tone controls
23:00 - Strat guitar shape & ergonomics

Uncle Larry talks about mutes and numbskulls.

May 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 220, Tom Bukovac, "Mountain Larry"

00:00 - Playing the ganjo...
00:40 - Ain't getting dolled up / Deering 6-String Banjo
02:30 - Firtst time heard one / Keith Urban
03:05 - Aftermath of contest / Glasses / McLeod thanks
04:42 - Background checks on people / Prostitution-like
06:25 - Lesson: Little plucking lick
06:50 - What if Milk didn't exist / "Viewer's pick" and "I, for one" / Twilight Zone
09:00 - Graciousness / YouTube channel existance when young
10:47 - Ashamed of the name Bukovac / Rock & Country names
12:15 - String benders need "King" in their name
12:45 - NFL Tops football cards / Why?
14:00 - Playing the ganjo
14:30 - Movies: Duel, Christine, and The Car
16:20 - Assigned Rock names
17:36 - Warren Haynes is cool
18:10 - Reality of stars and meeting fans
20:00 - One song to show off guitar prowess / Guitar center playing vs. Plugging into God's radio station / Being into song mode

Uncle Larry takes you way back deep in the Hollar...

Overview from cardboardconnection.com......which by the way is one of the coolest websites ever.

The 1957 Topps Football card set is incredibly popular with collectors due to the fact that it is loaded with stars and rookies of future Hall of Fame players. Of the 154 total cards, 31 of the players on the checklist have been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Key 1957 Topps Football rookie cards are Bart Starr (#119), Johnny Unitas (#138) and Paul Hornung (#151). Other major players appearing for the first time include Dick "Night Train" Lane (#85), Tommy McDonald (#124), Raymond Berry (#94) and Earl Morrall (#104). Collectors often contemplate what this set might have been like had Topps used all of the eligible rookies who had been drafted in the fall of the previous year. Missing from the set are a handful of future Hall of Famers, most notably Len Dawson and Jim Brown.

Measuring, the now standard, 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches, the 1957 Topps Football card set was designed with a horizontal orientation. While far from being a new concept, it was the first time that the format had been used for an entire set. Divided into two sections, the front of the cards display two pictures of the player. On the left side is a head shot, while an action shot occupies the space on the right side. Both pictures are superimposed over solid background colors (different for each side), which are set according to the player's team. A box below the head shot lists the player's name, and another one under the action photo gives his position and team name. The back of the cards are similarly bisected. The left side consists of a red football that contains the card number, with the player's name printed beside it. Several lines of vital information follows, along with a brief, biographical write-up outlining the player's career. Where necessary, year and career stats are added at the bottom. The entire right side is devoted to a pair of cartoons that caption career highlights.

Printing and Distribution
Printed in two separate series, the first contains 88 cards, with the second series having 66. It is said that 22 cards in the second series were double-printed to fill out the printing page, one of those cards, number 138, is the rookie card of Johnny Unitas. Generally, high-number cards are a little harder to find than low numbers and, therefore, command a slight premium. 1957 Topps Football cards were originally available in three different package and price options. Single cards were available in a one-cent pack, which also contained a piece of gum. Five-cent packs had six cards and a stick of gum. Cello packs came with 12 cards.

Errors, Variations and Condition Issues
There was also a checklist card printed. It is found with two different color variations. One is red, yellow and blue. The other is red, white and blue. Neither variation is given a premium. Card #58 of Bill Sherman can also be found with the Rams name missing on the front, which is a scarce error card.

The cards were printed on a fairly durable card stock for the era, and as a result, while not easy, several high-grade example of stars and rookies can be found. However, as is to be expected, the first and last cards in the set, of Eddie LeBaron (#1) and Fred Morrison (#154) are more difficult to find in high-grade.

Considered one of the classic football card sets of all-time, 1957 Topps Football is a release that serves as the foundation for any great vintage gridiron collection.

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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:

and a LOT of people don't seem to know that they can go here to purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

May 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin' "The Greatest NFL Running Back Of All Time"

00:00 - Jim Brown tribute RIP

No one in their right mind would argue this fact.

12,312 yards rushing in 9 seasons

8 rushing titles in those 9 seasons

Never missed a game in those 9 seasons

4 of those 9 seasons they only played 12 games, the other 5 they only played 14...that's 118 total games that he played in.

Jim AVERAGED 5.2 yards per carry.....that is what he AVERAGED friends.

Sure Emmitt Smith broke Jim's alltime rushing record, but Emmitt also played in 226 total games (almost twice as many as Jim) and averaged 4.2 yards per carry.

This video is a chronology of Jim's NFL career in cards...starting with the 1958 Topps Rookie, straight through to his last card, from the 1966 Philadelphia Gum set.
For you diehard card collectors out there, yes i also have the four Fleer Jimmy Brown cards from 1960-1963, but I didn't want to dig them out.

You guys all clearly know he has always been my alltime favorite player.

I was lucky enough to stand right next to him for 45 minutes during a press conference a while back.

Another great one gone...he will be missed

May 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 216, Tom Bukovac, "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em"

00:00 - Beatle-esque intro playing
01:05 - Hello, friends! / Fun night with Gov't Mule and playing with them
03:00 - Plugging in and there's no audio (Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs3Yf82sVsE)
03:45 - Collage of sound and loudness - "God's Stereo System"
04:30 - Rock'Em Sock'Em
05:36 - Nick, Audley, Warren story / Dreams
07:12 - VCB / Dan Auerbach project / Guitar shop
08:19 - More testosterone playing?
09:33 - Skipping the talking vs. skipping the playing / Free channel
11:09 - Fastest Tom can play? BPM
11:40 - Lesson: Cascading harmony moving all around and the unexpected
13:18 - Lesson: A lot of Tom's playing style
14:15 - Lesson: Cool chord (Absus/E [0 x 6 6 4 4])
14:42 - Mama's and the Papa's - California Dreamin'
16:00 - John Unitas card

Uncle Larry with the news of the day.

This day.

Summer is here...make sure you keep those ants out of the kitchen folks.

and...everyone knows that chiropractic porn is one of the fastest growing industries of 2023.

this channel is pioneering the way with some cutting edge content.

January 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 184, “Moving In Mono”

00:00 - Reflective playing
04:50 - Morph into Sting - Bring on the Night / Howya doing?
06:00 - The greatest cover songs of all time
07:00 - Lesson: Bring on the Night / Vince Gill
08:20 - NFL cards
09:46 - '54 Esquire from Greg Voros / Playing / Top hat flying off
13:53 - Thanks
14:55 - Lesson: Harmonics
15:42 - Unknown riff from the '80s
16:36 - Lesson: Cars - Since I Held You / Solo
19:41 - The Cars solos story / Band person vs live improv / Test of time

Uncle Larry takes a ride on a slightly out of tune chopped 54 esquire and reflects on some childhood guitar store memories.....and childhood memories of watching Letterman.

Even the thumbnail pic shows Larry in a very "reflective type" mood.

In truth, sometimes (like tonight for example) i don't even bother to tune the guitar before i do these vids....because i usually spend all day at my "day job" caring WAY too much about tuning...so when i get home at night, and it's just me all alone with my deep Cleveland thoughts it can be very stimulating for me to be a bit out of tune.
It's very freeing, sonically speaking, it's kinda like the emotional equivalent of walking around the house in your underwear.

I hope you guys don't mind.

There is one guy that watches the show that can't help but make a comment every time he hears five seconds of something out of tune on my totally unedited free form stream of conscious videos.  I think he's one of those unfortunate dudes who has to tune/edit/pocket shitty vocals on pro tools all day for bad local bands.

He probably also has a hard time enjoying led zeppelin and beatles records.

I've noticed that some people seem to feel really special when they can point out things that are "out of tune"....sometimes i think they think they are the only people that can "hear" it.

At any rate, thanks for watching guys

If you feel led:
the PayPal tip jar is always there...lurking...

so is that venmo one...

December 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The F Chord, Is It Even Necessary?”

00:00 - Soothing sullen playing with loop
05:22 - Checking in / Movie trivia
06:30 - '59 TV Junior
06:44 - NFL Cards
07:36 - Lesson: Cowboy chords / Least amount of movement / Thumb
09:21 - Lession: Having fun with the F Chord / Low third

Deep morning thoughts with Uncle Larry.

December 7th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 178, Tom Bukovac, “Blues For Don Ho”

00:00 - Most Rock 'n Roll scream (Ann Wilson, Sean )
01:45 - Gibson Roy Smeck playing
02:35 - Gibson Roy Smeck guitar
04:07 - 50th birthday party / George Gruhn story
07:20 - Football cards
08:58 - Baseball card set story
10:49 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Electro-Harmonix & Boss pedals
14:13 - Vignette
14:42 - Cool sounds / Rules of recording
16:50 - Microphones & get creative with mics
18:28 - Digital world
18:47 - Oz Noy
20:13 - Favorite phaser?
21:25 - Ann Wilson & recording
22:29 - Lesson: Slide playing
23:40 - Football concussion and crash test

Uncle Larry deep dives into some uncomfortably non music related musings….and sings the praises of the greatest pedal company of all time.

Here's a video you might get a kick out of:


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July 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus…”Sentimental Larry”

00:00 - Post card rummage

All bullshit and corporate nonsense aside, i truly hope you guys know how much our little family of Bukovacs appreciate the sweet things you all sent….coolest viewers ever…i never knew the concept of teaching could be so fulfilling. Life is good friends…you guys are fuckin cool

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