April 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin' Volume 298, Tom Bukovac, "Something Borrowed Something Black"

00:00 - Session take on the goldtop
01:45 - Playing some ZZ Top montage riffs into full rock n' roll into Joe Walsh on a black Gibson Les Paul Custom
08:58 - The 3 best guitars I've played but don't own (Dan Auerbach - '60 Tele Custom, Jim Bagget - '38 Martin D-18, Elliot Michael - '59 Gibson Les Paul Custom)
09:27 - '59 Gibson Les Paul Custom
10:23 - Acoustically played
10:50 - Bridge pickup
11:32 - Playing like Jimmy Page
11:58 - Out-of-phase bridge and middle pickup (shit sound)
12:24 - Neck pickup
13:10 - Trying to buy the guitar / Headstock repair, doesn't care

"well the bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar"...

The opening bit is one of Nicky G's soulful masterpieces...from the sessions we did this week.

November 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 254, Tom Bukovac, “Deluxe Rentverb”

00:00 - Nice pickin' n slidin'
05:00 - Hello, friends! / Back home / Monday Night Football and the unders
07:12 - Furious titanium slide / Joe Walsh
10:25 - Nathan East (Bass)
11:13 - Alienating my audience / Pissing people off
11:57 - Paul Kossoff
12:58 - And we're off playing
13:19 - Lesson: Tucked pick, hybrid picking (Em7, G, Asus, C)
15:00 - Gibson SG P90 expressiveness / 'Deluxe Rentverb'

Uncle Larry talks about road life and rentals….and titanium slides…

November 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “I Have A Mansion…”

00:00 - Getting ready for the show

The unmistakable sound of Joe Walsh…it has NOTHING to do with any gear. I have personally witnessed him play through literally 500 different amps and about 1000 different guitars from five feet away or closer…and it always sounds EXACTLY the same.

So keep that in mind regarding any upcoming gear purchases you may be considering.

Having an absolute ball out here in San Diego kids…fun and crazy rehearsal yesterday.

So great to see all these old friends and have a blast playing some killer old rock and roll songs.

This little video stars sweet Nathan East..my dear old pal Joe Vitale, sweet Victor, Mark Reis, and Joe’s wife, sweet Marjorie.

She makes my whole day when I see her out there in the crowd dancing and boogyin’ her ass off during rehearsals…such a great vibe, kinda like Stills….not

I have also come to really look forward to the inevitable moments when our friend Stephen (undoubtedly the most thoughtful joyous well adjusted person in rock and roll history) comes out to the gigs where I am hired by the person in charge to play guitar, and then kicks me off the stage before I have even played a note…always a highlight for me.

If he would just be nice to me for 5 seconds I could help him fix whatever is going on with those re-everythinged old tweeds that look like they got puked on by Hendrix Himself that he struggles with…hahaaa

but as a wise man once said to me many years ago (in a slow southern drawl) “Tommy, you just can’t help some people”

November 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 253, Tom Bukovac, “The Two Things I DESPERATELY Try To Avoid”

00:00 - Blues in the hotel room

Uncle Larry gives us a primer on a new genre of guitar playing called “thoughtful blues”….

The use of the tiny practice amp and extremely low volume also makes this a a good illustration of how a guitar player breathes when he is playing haha

November 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “90,000 Bored People”

00:00 - Some beautiful plucking into the epitome of raunch
02:23 - Hello Homeskoolers! / 90,000 subscribers and some thanks / Born to play
04:14 - Joe Walsh, ELO, Jeff Lynne gig for Veterans
04:54 - '60 Gibson ES-335
06:43 - VCB / John Lennon's gibberish
07:14 - Love the Beatles / Crying vs biggest piece of shit

Thanks for stickin’ with me through this whole bloody mess dear friends....

what a ride

in today's news, there are 70 of the original 1000 vinyl copies of Plexi Soul still left...if you want one go to either of these two links...there will not be any more made.


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November 12th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Special Edition, “Joe Vitale”

00:00 - Joe Vitale interview, drummer for Joe Walsh for 50 years

A chat with my dear old friend Joe “Joe Bob” Vitale.

Ever since I met this fella back in the mid 90’s he has brought nothing but joy and good vibes into my life, and I guarantee you I am not the only person who feels this way.

Sure he is a fantastic drummer, piano player, flautist, producer, song writer, and recording engineer, but he is even more of a fantastic person.

Love this dude so much, and I know you will too.

November 11th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 173, Tom Bukovac, “Set Lists And Spinning Pickups”

00:00 - Joe Walsh Gear run through
09:48 - The man himself and some playing

11/11/22 Cool date right? See…cuz 11 plus 11 equals 22??…

Anyway, today’s video features Uncle Larry plundering and pillaging Columbus Ohio, as he rehearses with Joe Walsh for the big Vet’s Aid gig on Sunday.

Joe’s long time guitar tech Mark Reis walks us through all the gear….Mark is SUCH a sweet sweet soul…God i love that boy….fellow Clevelander too.

What a blast seeing all these sweethearts again….haven’t played with Joe or hung with any of this crew since the infamous last Tom Petty tour of 2017.

Today was also the first time I have ever played with dearest Nathan East…what a sweet cat.

The guy who made this crazy guitar with the spinning pickups is called Kyle Stanton.

November 10th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 172, Tom Bukovac, “The Shingles”

00:00 - Down home playing on the 335
01:27 - Hello, Homeskoolers' / Joe Walsh
02:30 - Roofing guys / Boone Whitaker at Whitaker Roofing / Finding good people
04:30 - Strat magic stuff
05:00 - Gig announcement / Plexi Soul / Fronting own band
06:20 - Gibson 335 & '59 Fender Tweed Deluxe / Playing
08:12 - Oz Noy
08:50 - Gig

Write it down kids

Dec 20th 2022

3rd and Lindsley

Larry playing his own shit with a cookin' little combo

Any special guests?
yes, but i'm not allowed to tell you exactly who...however i can tell you that their initials are Jedd Hughes and Guthrie Trapp

If you ever need a roofer that is NOT a criminal trying to completely rip you off, then call this guy... Boone Whitaker at Whitaker Roofing in Murfreesboro TN 615-424-1622.... Tell him you are a Homeskooler…after that, everything is gonna be smoother than Telly Savales’s head...he's a good guy and they do excellent work.

July 1st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 155, Tom Bukovac, “Bubba’s Big Jam”

00:00 - Some jammin playing
01:23 - Intro...Hello, class! / Thanks
03:01 - Special "Fuck Off to that guy"
03:32 - Viewer appreciation
04:16 - Getting sentimental / Joe Walsh / Greg Sarley
06:41 - Big Jam Distortion
07:56 - Pre Rocked Pedals
08:25 - Big Jam pedal demonstration
10:53 - Turning up the gain
11:24 - "into hair band guitar players?"
12:23 - Rainbow Room
12:45 - More of the Big Jam
13:30 - Playing an open ringing string with finger picking

A little tribute to the guy who got me into all this shit…

Gregor Sarlija…

Which turned into Greg Sarley at Ellis Island…

Which turned into Bubba P on prospect ave in the 70s

The progenator of the Multivox Big Jam Distortion pedal

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“Did you ever notice how all of Tom’s “dear friends” are selling something”

January 16th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 86, Tom Bukovac, “....And Other Things”

00:00 - Rocking intro jam
02:03 - Hello, class!
04:12 - VCB / Enjoy music you play?
04:38 - Come up with parts you don't like?
05:59 - Pet peeves / Sympathetic ringing
07:42 - Another YouTube guy - Doug Rappoport
08:23 - Anchor picking hand
09:20 - Maple fretboards? / '57 Fender Esquire
10:43 - Micing techniques
12:49 - Joe Walsh inspired string bending lesson

A brief chat on the Browns, string bending and a little mod that all us old guys to our old Rickenbackers.

48k subscribers??? Say what???

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December 6th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 82, Tom Bukovac, “Ph-ph-ph-ph-phases”

00:00 - Slow jazzy intro
00:24 - Hello, class!
01:16 - Phase shifters
02:54 - MXR Phase 90 demo
03:30 - Musitronics - Mu-Tron
04:00 - All-time greatest phaser riff
05:18 - EVH - MXR Phase 90
05:46 - Genesis tune lesson
10:42 - Nashville auto mechanics?
11:27 - Tweed Bassman

A brief rant on one of America’s great past time....phase shiftin’!!!

Happy Sunday

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August 17th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 63, Tom Bukovac, “And Your Bird Is Red”

00:00 - Intro rockin' jam
02:16 - Hey, cats!
04:18 - Viewer Comment Bin / Rituals
06:41 - Copy right claim
08:04 - Humbuckers in Nashville
10:27 - Rock 'n' roll untamed lesson
11:42 - Speed picking / Thumb angle

See guys I’m still writing stuff in here...i thought about calling this video “My Red Bird Performs” but i thought that mighta been a little too inside for anyone who’s not from the UK...thanks for watching the show.

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July 2nd, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 49, Tom Bukovac “But Seriously Folks”

00:00 - Intro Joe Walsh jam
01:12 - Hello, class!
01:38 - Joe Walsh tribute
02:14 - Loop / Synth piano and bass
02:58 - Life's Been Good talk
04:11 - Joe Walsh Tour accident
05:13 - "YouTuber" / Revv amp present
07:12 - Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good lesson

A brief chat on the genius of Joe Walsh.

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April 24th, 2020

Homeskoolin' Volume 14, Tom Bukovac "Rolling Rock Memories"

00:00 - Gospel chord intro
01:59 - Welcome
02:40 - Viewer Comment Bin
02:55 - Basement vs stage
07:08 - Session isn't for me?
12:56 - Play with a Beatle
13:35 - Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks
16:00 - Chord progression lesson

A brief chat on tone, being a session man, Tom Hanks...and acknowledging the fact that Joe Walsh clearly knows a helluva lot more about playing in an arena than I do.

April 10th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 3, Tom Bukovac, “Train-Kept-A-Memphis”

00:00 - Mean intro jamming
03:43 - Important discussion about bread
05:15 - Little lick lesson
07:17 - Little lick lesson 2
08:45 - Blues lick lesson (proper Sports Bar)
10:00 - Joe Walsh
10:49 - Pick Scrapes (Van Halen)
11:57 - Blues lick lesson 2 (Piano rip off)
14:35 - Noisey P90s

A discussion on bread and some semi-usable sports bar blues licks...filmed yesterday. Solid korina guitar my buddy made for me, with old Dimarzio Super Distortion plugged into an old Gretsch 6161 combo amp.

April 3rd, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 16, Tom Bukovac “Harmony”

00:00 - Slow tempo playing
01:41 - Hello, everybody / Thanks
02:12 - Knowing the fretboard
03:28 - Thirds and Fourths
04:20 - Old Vince Gill song
05:04 - Tuning
05:30 - Dave Stewart wedding gift / Blackbird
05:54 - Fifths
06:27 - Beatles - "And Your Birds Can Sing"
07:01 - Joe Walsh story

Pretty self explanatory here kids...


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