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June 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Standing Room Only”

Chapters
00:00 - Mellow day playing
02:57 - Hello, friends / Tickets for Aug. 16th & 17th at 3rd & Lindsley / Special guests
04:34 - Dave Cohen (keyboard/producer)
04:53 - Brought newer gear to a session
05:54 - Piezo pickup / Duesenberg Session Man
07:00 - Old Fender blonde 2x12 with Electrovoice (EV) SRO speakers
09:00 - Pic of speakers and cab


Notes
Uncle Larry talks about some new wood and some old speakers...

If you wanna come see dearest Guthrie and myself at the "In Stereo" record release party gig on August 16 and 17 check out this link friends...

https://www.3rdandlindsley.com/event/13550324/tom-bukovac-and-guthrie-trapp-in-stereo-with-very-special-guests-/

May 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 307, Tom Bukovac, “Next Stop, Buffalo”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing that guitar!
04:43 - Duesenberg Session Man / Fender Pro Reverb
05:29 - Ryman update, Hermanos Gutiérrez / Quiet, instrumental performances
07:17 - Best Duesenberg Session Man / Piezo?
08:35 - "What I really want to say"
10:00 - Dear friend passed away
11:27 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / People pleaser vs. brutal honesty
14:04 - You're supposed to be lost in your 20s
15:40 - In Stereo record / Create something you like / Watching careers wax and wane
18:02 - Big producer story / Taylor Swift and Sarah Buxton
21:13 - Movies to watch: "Being There", "Smoke", "Simple Plan", "Skin"


Notes
Uncle Larry plunks on his namesake guitar and regales the Homeskoolers with story time.

May 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “No User Serviceable Parts Inside”

Chapters
00:00 - Strumming along
00:37 - Hey friends! / Gildan
01:26 - '56 Gibson Les Paul Special
02:15 - Strymon Flint Reverb
03:03 - Reverb comparison
03:33 - Back to the guitar
05:21 - Another '58 Gibson Les Paul Special
06:08 - Quarter inch up on the pickup
07:21 - Back to the '56 bridge pickup / Pukey middle sound
08:16 - Bukovac & Guthrie Record


Notes
Don’t adjust your set, you are not seeing double…it's just two TV specials from the golden age…

In the video I failed to mention that the neck on the 56 that’s for sale is a good bit chunkier than the one on my '=58.

If interested email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

to buy the Guthrie Trapp "In Stereo" record click here friends

https://bakedalaskarecords.com/products/in-stereo-cd

March 14th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 290, Tom Bukovac, “The New Jazzmaster”

Chapters
00:00 - Quiet blissful notes that form something else
02:25 - Hello, Homeskoolers'! / New chair
03:00 - Beer, thanks, Gwen, staying up for a minute
03:17 - Lesson: Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (Steve Lukather)
04:55 - Gwen Stephani / Learning all the time / Gear brought to session
07:03 - The sound of the Jaguar / Unique compared to Jazzmaster / "Jazzmaster harder to fit into track"
10:38 - Unbelievable tone of the Gibson Les Paul Special / Love John Cougar
12:45 - Using the Burst in conjunction with poinky guitar in session is great
14:18 - Old Gretsch guitars and their sound / No sustain in Gretsch for studio / ES-335 & P90 jangle for alternative


Notes
Uncle Larry gets pretty deep into the mindset of recording guitars….I apologize as this one may quite possibly bore the hell out of anyone who isn’t a studio rat.
Thanks for watchin’ anyway!


and....since we have a lot of new viewers coming along recently...
let me tell ya' how shit works around here...
first off, i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....


if you do indeed learn some useful 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...especially since it's taxseason
ferchrissakes

you can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

but wait....THERE'S MERCH TOO!!!!

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
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.
https://thesessionman.com


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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

March 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 288, Tom Bukovac, “Triggered Hippies”

Chapters
00:00 - Little acoustic strumming
02:23 - Hello, friends! / Little background of Tommy Bukovac
03:14 - "Oh, Southern Man" / Compare North to South / Social animal
05:03 - Nicky G and plane crash story (Nashville)
05:50 - Garage Sale over / '57 Goldtop & '58 Burst, why anything else? / Scarlett Johansson
07:30 - Old beer cans thanks
08:01 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / '84 Gibson J45
09:45 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Listen to records you like and study the emotion
12:00 - What makes a musician great? / Connection between sound and emotions (that's the secret) / Good records have 'worlds'
13:23 - "'Dead zone' after football?"
13:34 - Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV)
15:00 - Trigger Hippy days with Nicky G, Joan Osborne
17:50 - Analytical mind in great musicians


Notes
Uncle Larry gets deep into the VCB here….we might want to send a search party to retrieve him…

February 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 284, Tom Bukovac, "Lord Loves A Workin' Man"

Chapters
00:00 - Helium fun
00:18 - Strumming away
02:44 - Starship Tommy, Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow and working on Stevie Nicks track
04:16 - Kay Jumbo with Hank Williams Sr. pic
04:44 - Nice guitar book (Vic DaPra)
05:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / "What guitars have you never owned?" / Dean Cadillac
07:20 - Thanks for the nicest emails viewers send!
11:40 - Lesson: Altered tuning / Chool Chord


Notes
Uncle Larry recaps a week of heavy sessioneering and dips a toe in the dark dark waters of the VCB.

February 16th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 281, Tom Bukovac, “The Cleveland Weatherman”

Chapters
00:00 - Covering Country - Hank Williams Jr. and more
03:44 - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
04:43 - Lyrics are important / Singer is direction
06:15 - Hank Williams Jr.
07:30 - Steven Tyler
08:00 - Hermanos Gutierrez
09:50 - Careful about putting something over someone else's work
10:42 - '65 Epiphone Frontier
12:20 - Brian Wilson and playing on record
12:55 - Tom Britt and paintings


Notes
Uncle Larry reminisces a bit about his undying love for real country music and real singers....

here is the new Hermanos Gutierrez track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrRkXjJpXUU

and check out some of Tom Britt's amazing art work...i love this shit
https://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Britt-Art/100077778759684/

January 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 268, Tom Bukovac, "Panties Applied For"

Chapters
00:00 - Homemade Evel Knievel stunt
00:45 - Plucking that Goldtop
03:27 - Episode 268 and Homeskoolin' Inc. / Hardest thing about playing guitar (bending content)
05:00 - Cookin' with Larry thanks / Taking things too literally / Nick Gordo shame
06:20 - Heavy double-stop tangent into Marilyn Manson
06:56 - Cleveland into the playoffs
07:23 - Working with Steely Dan's Michael Omartian (Omar)
08:19 - Comparison of PAFs
09:27 - Burst PAF (Bridge)
10:42 - Goldtop PAF (Bridge)
11:45 - ES-335 PAF (Bridge)
12:54 - Burst PAF (Bridge)
13:20 - Goldtop PAF (Bridge)
13:48 - Goldtop PAF (neck)
14:54 - Burst PAF (neck)
15:47 - ES-335 PAF (neck)
16:33 - Goldtop PAF (neck)
18:11 - Burst PAF (Bridge)
18:47 - ES-335 PAF (Bridge)


Notes
Uncle Larry lines up a couple PAF equipped suspects in a tone identification interrogation...

a 57 Les Paul Standard, a 58 Les Paul Standard and a 63 es-335

We all know that it's impossible to REALLY hear anything in this iPhone mic'ed scenario, but let's just act like we can hear, and play along for fun.

Which one ya like best?

December 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 263, Tom Bukovac, “Talking Buk”

Chapters
00:00 - Saying something with the guitar (Steve Wonder - I Believe)
03:33 - What's up! / Early morning breakfast
05:00 - Funny story (colonoscopy) / Pantera
07:45 - Bad to meet your heros? / John Oates
09:10 - Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
09:42 - Constructive fighting in the studio is good
10:45 - Ever walk out of a session?  Yes
14:58 - Damn fine Boogie guitar playing / Bring Boogie and chords back
15:43 - Buddy Jolly
16:37 - Video Game Math Rock?
18:00 - Definition: Cloying
18:36 - Lesson: IV Minor Chord / Gordon Mote perfect pitch


Notes
Uncle Larry plays a deep album cut and relives some past horrors and painful memories solely for your amusement and viewing pleasure.

I sincerely appreciate those that have told me that this channel helps them get through the day...i can feel the love.

December 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Scenes From America”

Chapters
00:00 - Big double decker train / Car wash (Impala)


Notes
If you live in Nashville and you don’t already know about Brentwood Auto Wash…you need to get hip.

And you’re welcome…because the place is AMAZING.

My 65 impala was just FILTHY, covered in sticky tree sap…so I went for it, even though I knew the leaky convertible top had zero chance against the power of the automatic car wash.

December 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 260, Tom Bukovac, “Uni-Friday “

Chapters
00:00 - Vibe'n
01:20 - Checking in
01:52 - Kid Rock is a cool cat
03:28 - Clean old Uni-Vibe
05:46 - Thanks for Brett Papa video
06:10 - Homeskoolin' "Code of Conduct"
06:54 - The Les Paul and laid in treble bleed (reversible mod)
08:40 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / "What have you been listening to?" Robert Palmer
10:24 - Steve Morse being a fan and Day 444
12:49 - Uni-Fuzz


Notes
Uncle Larry discusses some obscure but not forgotten ancient modulation….the kind of modulations that perhaps inspired the “aliens” to create some of their finest works. The analog throb that may have built the Pyramids….

wanna hear something perfect?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tly96dDN5mk


where is the tip jar?

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1


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...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.
https://thesessionman.com

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.

There are still a few more of the hand signed limited edition Uncle Larry prints that Ziggy O'Leary did left....if you wanna check one out go here:
https://www.ziggysartstudio.com

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

November 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 259, Tom Bukovac, “The Black Cup”

Chapters
00:00 - Yes - Starship Trooper / Steve Howe - Close to the Edge
04:44 - All about flange / Ibanez, Electric Mistress / Nervous talk
06:00 - Blue Electric Mistress
07:08 - Green Electric Mistress
08:36 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Old photo of the 'mailbox letter burst'
10:27 - '62 Gretsch White Falcon
11:29 - New neon light
12:25 - Guild guitars
15:26 - Old Marshall amps (Plexi) hard to find
16:10 - Name Versus Game (vs.)


Notes
Uncle Larry takes a look at some 70s analog flanger pedals and answers some VCB

November 17th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Nashville Thursday”

Chapters
00:00 - '63 Gibson SG Special just bought
00:40 - Music City tailpiece replacement
01:30 - Acoustic guitar repaired
02:55 - Duke Levine in the studio
04:07 - Back in the kitchen playing some nice tunes with the new SG


Notes
Three parts for ya in this vid....

1) a nice peek at the LOVELY guitar repair work of my dear old friend Nick Drushel at Glaser Instrument Repair in Nashville…615-298-1139
Nick is a gifted repair man…he uses his boundless creativity and skill to solve any problem I or anyone else can ever come up with.
He loves a challenge and ALWAYS finds a way to make it work in the end...mad respect bro.

2) a quick look at the session I’ve been in the last two days at Curb Studio in Nashville on a Wade Bowen record.
Been having an absolute blast playing with Duke Levine and the rest of that amazing band.
Check out the little call and answer thing between him and I on that intro.
i play the major 7 riff and then he does those bad ass slide down answers... the end result sounds like one big awesome guitar.

3) a little late night Buk jam for all you night owls out there…been fine tuning and tweakin' this old SG after getting it back today from a killer refret by Nick.
Those offset conversion posts he designed to be able to put an ABR-1 on your old Gibson using the original stud holes are gonna be a game changer for everyone when they come out.
Check the music city bridge website people...
https://musiccitybridge.com

November 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “J’Sol”

Chapters
00:00 - What it's all about singing


Notes
Havin a blast in the studio on a break with these bad bitchezzz

Alaina Renae
Stephanie Allen Stevenson
Staci Mccrackin
Renee Merrifield
Corri Bethel

September 26th, 2023

Uncle Larry’s Garage Sale (Part 6)

Chapters
00:00 - Gretsch 6129 playing / Garage Sale
02:43 - 1996 Gretsch 6129
04:20 - Playing: AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
05:21 - Eventide H90
06:14 - Extremely rare '65 Firebird (P90) Non-reverse "Platypus"


Notes
1996 Gretsch 6129
2300.00

Eventide H90
750.00

1965 Gibson Firebird “Platypus”
20k

Email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

here is an EXTREMELY COOL website devoted to the Platypus P90 Birds
https://sites.google.com/view/1965-gibson-firebird-archive/home?authuser=1

September 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sunday Leftovers”

Chapters
00:00 - That amazing thing Tom does - playing
03:17 - Bag Men band live footage
04:55 - Electric football


Notes
A classic Larry hodgepodge of random footage to help get you through the last NFL-less Sunday we are going to have to deal with for a good while….

the live band jam in the middle is the Bag Men…a new trio project starring Steve Gorman, Luther Dickinson and Nick “Nicky G” Govrik....caught in action at The Basement in Nashville TN....the OG Basement.

Chiefs/Bears electric football game ended up being stalled after a group decision to eat some Rao’s pasta....that segment stars Scank, Marshall and Mikey Gossin from the Gloriana's.

The board of directors wanted me to mention that if one was so compelled to throw a "Sunday offering" in the Homeskoolin' collection plate, one could do that by going to PayPal and using the address tombukovac@gmail.com

and totally unrelated...this is an AMAZING video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHBl0irlaI

August 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhn’s Volume 4

Chapters
00:00 - Intro to Corey Terrell, Eric “Ebo” Borash, Greg Voros
02:47 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son (John Forgerty)
04:27 - Fortunate Son tuning, playing, and son realizing playing incorrectly
05:48 - Tom's parts playing with John Fogerty
06:18 - Bad Moon Rising
07:11 - Discussing fucking cool guitars and P90s
12:40 - '56 Gibson Junior / '56 Gibson Junior Double Cut / Comparison
14:50 - Playing '56 Gibson Junior #1
15:45 - That acoustic guitar quality when turning it down
16:45 - Playing '56 Gibson Junior #2 / No one plays those frets
18:10 - Lower output of #2
18:46 - Back to #1 and brighter
19:05 - Gibson Double Cut with Music City Bridge
20:30 - Playing Double Cut
21:28 - Lesson: Mashing fingers bends / Playing
23:23 - Bending tip with vibrato / Playing
26:05 - Fucking awesome faux delay
27:05 - '56 Gibson Junior TV
28:25 - Led Zeppelin - Misty Moutain Hop / Playing
30:00 - Pickup height
35:00 - Bursts
46:00 - Repaired guitars, ethics, and price differences
57:00 - George Gruhn's wisdom enters the picture
65:00 - "Is there a change in the air?"


Notes
Starring the usual cast of characters

Special thanks to Heavy Duty for filming this mess.

July 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 228, Tom Bukovac, "The Sad Fate Of Frozen Meat"

Chapters
00:00 - Strumming and intro / Memories
02:00 - Coming sessions / Kid Rock / Irsay gig
03:30 - Many thanks
04:09 - Storm came through lost power and the generator
05:30 - Taylor acoustic
06:00 - Listening to music with boys / "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
06:48 - Loopers broke / Cat Stevens got to be the coolest guy
09:00 - Pete Townshend song writing / "You Better You Bet"
09:50 - Lesson: Chord sheet to "You Better You Bet"
10:10 - "You Better You Bet" playing
13:56 - Lesson: Chords progressions
18:00 - Many thanks again


Notes
Uncle Larry returns to the Homeskoolin' program after a long hiatus during which time he was in exhaustive "solo dad when kids are out of school" mode.

Please check out thesessionman.com

Lots of fun stuff on there...tons of photos, links, etc etc
AND... you can buy the digital download of the birthday concert!

June 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Update, "Birthday Gig Video Release and New Website News"

Chapters
00:00 - Another day of slow, trippy playing (Police - Tea in the Sahara)
03:30 - Hey all! / About Tom / Thanks, Yuengling, working
05:30 - Live video of 3rd & Lindsley / Buy on new website
07:30 - "Guthrie Trapp and Tom Bukovac In Stereo" record
08:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
08:45 - Lesson: vi -> iv7
09:30 - Take a minute to see if I like or not
10:35 - Playing in the moment / Police songs
11:45 - Lesson: Bending the strings
13:20 - Duke Levine talk
15:05 - Pete Townshend - All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes


Notes
Wait just a minute....Uncle Larry has a website now??? Whattttt????

Check it out kids:

http://thesessionman.com

The freshly re-mixed live video from the birthday gig at 3rd and Lindsley on December 20th 2022 is finally ALMOST ready to launch. Should be up in the next day or two. You can purchase a digital download of it from the new website for $14.99 if you like.

It features guest appearances by Guthrie Trapp, Jedd Hughes and Wendy Moten.  It also features a few clams and an occasional video glitch that was unfixable in post... but in the big picture these are only minor inconveniences...it's all in the spirit of live performance and it's many imminent dangers.

Most importantly, the original audio tracks from this show were beautifully remixed by the legendary engineer Steve Marcantonio,....Steve made a lot of big records in New York...J Geils, John Lennon etc

Special thanks to young David McLeod for putting the new website together.

Special thanks to Sting for writing the fucking amazing song I played at the beginning of the video...

"Tea In The Sahara"

"My sisters and I
Have one wish before we die

And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don't ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he'd never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand"

Totally unrelated but still cool, here's that Duke Levine thing i mentioned in today's vid....absolutely transcendental shit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krcp0uEBnsU


and....

Despite Dominic Hudson's best efforts to deter them, a lot of newer viewers have been asking "where is the tip jar?" lately...well, if you feel led to contribute a little something to the Homeskoolin' cause after well over 200 free guitar lessons, you can do that here.


For PayPal donations use this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
For Venmo donations use this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

There are still a few more of the hand signed limited edition Uncle Larry prints that Ziggy O'Leary did left....if you wanna check one out go here:
https://www.ziggysartstudio.com

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/me...

You can also get some very cool Guthrie Trapp and Jedd Hughes merch at that same site.

Over the last couple years, Uncle Larry made a couple records that you could potentially listen to...
one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album...

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/alb...


Thanks for watching the show friends..I hope you are learning how to find your own voice on the guitar.

June 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Saturday Night Family Jams

Chapters
00:00 - Covers by Uncle Larry's family


Notes
Uncle Larry and his two sweet sweet boys get their ya ya’s out on a Saturday night….
starring:

Leo (age 7) on the Hammond B3

and

Marshall (age 10) on the 1990 Gibson Flyin’ V he just got today at Rumbleseat Music
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