October 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Snake Bite Fever”

00:00 - Playing a nice little tune
01:14 - Remeber that song? / Checking in, thank you
02:35 - '60 Gibson ES-335
03:27 - Trip The Witch signed copies

Uncle Larry checks in real quick and plunks ya out a good old country and western song on a recently acquired snake bit '60 335

if ya wanna buy some signed vinyl go here:

if you want to hear a perfectly written and produced old country song go here:
Every Which Way but Loose (2009 Remas...

Urban Guitar Dictionary:
snake bit: (adj) refers to any old Gibson ES-335 that has visible Bigsby holes on the top

mummy toes: (noun) the crumbling disintegrating tuner buttons found on many old 50's and 60's Gibson guitars

witch hat: (noun) a hat that a witch wears

April 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 211, Tom Bukovac, "The Power Of Delegation"

00:00 - Annie Lenox - No More I Love You's into a version of Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
02:14 - Hello from Uncle Larry / Johnny McBride shoot
03:48 - Dave Stewart story (Delegation power)
05:28 - Professionals
07:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / The Gear Page donation thanks
08:00 - "2 Kinds of people in this world" / Try to thank all patronage
09:45 - "Who's the impossible musician?" (Hint: song 10:17)
10:33 - Church video and Gretsch guitar (Possibly for sale)
11:45 - Song played at your funeral (Peter Gabriel - Indigo)
12:35 - "Bursting into flames going into church" deserves a "fuck-off"
13:33 - Annie Lenox - No More I Love You's
14:10 - Most common comment? (1 guitar & 1 amp) / Twilight Zone / NFL card
16:36 - Cleveland socks
17:15 - Lesson: "No More I Love You's" (Bass notes makes it expensive sounding)

Uncle Larry tells us about the two kinds of people in this world.

April 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 210, Tom Bukovac, "He Came From Somewhere Back In Her Long Ago"

00:00 - Pickin' with the best of them
04:04 - Hello, friends! / Trip The Witch mugs
05:00 - Some amazing picking ascending into finger picking
06:02 - Lesson: Cool lick
06:52 - Twang like a Jazzmaster / Mosrite Combo
07:28 - Back to picking
08:54 - 50% hit ratio on licks
09:25 - Sweet gifts (NFL puzzles, Spuds lamp)
11:50 - The Gear Page comments
13:20 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Percentage of wankers?
14:57 - Certain artists' insecurity / Having a good time / Dan Auerbach
17:10 - Building your own studio?
17:58 - The Gear Page comedy / Chumbawamba
19:27 - Trip The Witch with Dean DeLeo / Guthrie project

Uncle Larry damn near strangles this poor old 64 Jazzy to death in a desperate search to find the lost chord.

Followed by an awkward transition into the VCB.

Trip the witch mugs available here

April 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 209, Tom Bukovac, "Instacart Blues"

00:00 - Song with chords - Remeber that?
02:40 - What's up cats! / Worn in fret job
04:30 - Thanks for past videos (John McBride & Gruhn)
05:41 - Lesson: Trip The Witch - Saturn We Miss You (C, Ebadd9, Cm7, Abadd9)
07:59 - Everyone moving to Nashville (Nash Angeles)
11:00 - Instacart
11:53 - Do you miss analog tape?
14:37 - The Gear Page
19:16 - Uncle Larry is always drunk!

Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about many topics...plus an in depth VCB examination.

December 5th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 177, Tom Bukovac, “Burstographer”

00:00 - Exploring the slow jam and delving into the blues
04:59 - Hello, friends!
05:35 - Eleanor Jane photographer / Calendar
07:34 - Paper football
07:50 - Oz Noy episode thank you
09:00 - Dean DeLeo and Trip The Witch
10:45 - Lesson: G7 to 4 chord

Hello dear Homeskoolers…hope all is well.

Please check out sweet Eleanor Jane’s Instagram at @eleanorjanephoto

You might want to purchase one of these lovely calendars that she made…a calendar that depicts photos of bursts and goldtops so warm and detailed that your mind can get lost on a cosmic journey just following the various flame patterns and wiggly bits.

A portion of the money from her sales goes to Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society.

Thanks for watching guys

November 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “John Hancock Blues”

00:00 - Hello, friends! / Trip The Witch / Gibson Catalog / Sunn Amp

Hello friends…. the Trip The Witch signed posters and CD's are back!

and...before i change my mind, if you’re interested in the coolest Sunn amp of all time, i am asking 3800.00 cash money for the head and 4x10 cabinet....and of course it's straight as hell. email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

Just FYI…the only other Sunn Coliseum PA head available at this moment on reverb is a clone….AND it’s 6k.

Or…i would consider a trade for THE RIGHT 1969-73 Hiwatt 100 watt head…but it has to be straight,....no monkey business...gotta have original trannies and all that shit….no late 70’s/ 80’s stuff....gotta be 69 thru 73 kids...unless you have one of those early script logo ones that are made of pure unobtainium.

As you know, Larry likes the old shit

October 31st, 2022

Homeskoolin' Halloween Special..... “The Black Cloud”

00:00 - Rendition of Halloween theme song
01:21 - Happy Halloween my friends / Holidays
02:18 - Subscribers / Thanks - btpa.com - Barry Hackett - Peter Hall
04:47 - Trip The Witch news
05:50 - Haunted car story (1967 Dodge)
13:10 - VCB / Bukovac harmonies / Cliches
15:30 - NFL & pain
16:42 - Gifted pinky / Fingering
19:15 - Boxing story

Hello trick or treaters…at the beginning of this video is the only surviving photo i have of “The Black Cloud”…a spiritually unrestful 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T that i unfortunately owned in my younger years.

This one goes out to you Marion…....you sad little criminal

and speaking of cars, if you live in Nashville and you are looking for the most honest, trustworthy, straight shooting auto repair shop in North America, go see Barry at Hackett Bros.


Check out these amazing BTPA audio cables at

and, as promised, one of the most tragic stories in boxing history....if anyone out there knew Billy please contact me...

you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?

it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here:

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?

October 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 169, Tom Bukovac, “The Recycler”

00:00 - Slow melodic playing
04:00 - Hello, class! / '67 Dick Butkus card
04:45 - Amazing Dawgs band
06:30 - ToneQuest
07:38 - Mysterious prototype pedal / Gamechanger gear
12:10 - VCB / "What goes through your head?" (Melodies)
15:36 - Just music
16:30 - "Time for another CD" / Trip The Witch
17:31 - Duesenberg guitar / Lesson: B-Bender

Uncle Larry evokes some haunting memories of distant Homeskoolin’ melodies that flitter about in the chilly October wind like laughing ghosts.

…and answers some VCB

you guys can donate to Homeskoolin’ anytime you want…a good portion of the proceeds go to the fine people at Annheuser Busch LLC

Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

...and did you guys know Larry made a solo album a while back?

it's called “Plexi Soul” and you can can find it right here:

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?

you can find that here:

...and did you know that comfy Homeskoolin' merch of all types is available?

just go here to see it....

August 9th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam, “On A Bender”

00:00 - Crazy good acoustic string bending

Filmed late last night…you know you’ve been on the road for a while when bending .012 gauge acoustic strings feels the same as bending .010s on an electric

Thanks for watching guys

Trip The Witch vinyl is shipping!!

July 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 156, Tom Bukovac, “Seafood Green”

00:00 - Good, fun "Tequila" playing
00:41 - "A good lick"
01:03 - Friends! / Thanks for gifts / Kids
04:15 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
04:42 - Steel Panther gig?
05:12 - Headstock break? / Guitar problems cannot stand
08:27 - Guitar Player magazine
08:58 - Fender Duosonic
09:11 - "The Claw" finger playing lesson / Eric Johnson stealing
11:29 - Favorite Bukowski book?
11:38 - Locker & stolen Ann Wilson gear / Mexico
12:50 - '71 Les Paul Custom
13:17 - Miscellaneous comments / Phil Collins
16:25 - Thanks to all / Plexi Soul / Trip The Witch

I saw an ad for a Stratocaster on Reverb a couple days ago where a guy described the color as “seafood green”….oh man, that got me…

Anyway, here’s a 17 minute ramble from a guy who hasn’t been around many people any older than 9 years old in several days.

If anyone out there knows what issue of guitar player mag i got “writ up” in recently please tell me, cuz i can’t find the fucking thing....like who is on the cover?

totally unrelated, dig this crazy video....my son watched this and all he said afterwards was "knuckleheads..." kinda under his breath......hahaaaaa, wonder where he got that?


Thanks for watching friends

Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Important Announcement...TRIP THE WITCH VINYL IS HERE!!

00:00 - Beautiful playing
01:26 - Hello, friends! / Travel story and wallet
03:33 - Happy Father's Day / Trip The Witch vinyl
04:18 - Fender Telecaster
05:15 - Contest
05:35 - Father's Day
06:08 - Lesson (crazy fast lick)

Hey kids….the first rule of the road as we all know…NEVER LOSE YOUR PHONE OR WALLET…..well guess what?

If you want a nice vinyl trip the witch record go here to get it

Dont forget to send your postcard to win a free Duesenberg Session Man guitar!

mail your postcard to:
Duesenberg USA
PO Box 857
Fullerton CA 92386

good luck friends

June 4th, 2022

Homeskoolin' Rare Recently Unearthed Trip The Witch Studio Footage

00:00 - Trip The Witch home footage of solo

Hello friends, Dean Deleo just found this somewhere, I honestly didn't know it even existed. Film of Larry playing the actual solo from the Trip The Witch track "Planet TD1" on his old '58 Burst.

April 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus…”Trip The Isolated Witch”

00:00 - Breathing new life into musicians

Hello my dear Homeskoolers….just wanted to let you know about some very cool stuff Dean Deleo is going to be posting on the Trip The Witch Instagram page.

This is one example of some of the actual solo’ed ProTools tracks from the TTW album…you can get a glimpse of some of the isolated sounds, without all those loud drums bashin’ away. Much more of this to come on the TTW Instagram page. Check it out friends.

February 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Public Service Announcement

00:00 - Beatles acoustic playing
01:22 - Public Service Announcements / Lost merchandise

Hi guys…it’s Larry

February 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 129, Tom Bukovac, “Nantucket Hayride”

00:00 - Amazing playing w/ a little Nazareth
01:31 - Hello, class! / Kids
03:15 - 60's movie soundtrack sound
03:41 - 3rd person talking
04:10 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Rock n Roll heart
04:47 - Clarity of voice when playing
05:35 - Bringing out the sound / Voice leading
07:08 - Putting out a peaceful calm
08:21 - Hatemail / Captain Caveman
08:47 - Trip The Witch merch
09:31 - YouTube - Vice Grip Garage
13:08 - Ann Wilson day 2 / Paul Moak
14:04 - D Chord and "Smoke on the Water"

A brief chat about surf music and a look into the always fascinating viewer comment bin.

February 15th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Man…Sessions Are Hard”

00:00 - Acoustic playing
00:38 - Good morning, Homeskooler's
00:54 - Session accident, thumb injury
03:58 - Super Bowl
04:34 - Accidents
05:22 - Selling something
05:39 - Responding to folks / Finding time
08:11 - Kay acoustic

Yet another installment in the ongoing “weird shit that happens to uncle larry” saga.

February 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 128, Tom Bukovac, “Through The Past (not so) Darkly”

00:00 - Funky playing
01:38 - Hello, friends!
02:06 - Ricky Gervais podcast
03:19 - Jeff Senn Strat / Cancelled session
03:35 - Trip The Witch songs and lessons
04:19 - "Dressed to Kill Myself" listen

A not so brief reflection on making a record with one of the sweetest, coolest most talented people i have ever known.

here's a link to the record lads

February 5th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 125, Tom Bukovac, “Cabin Fever Jazz”

00:00 - Crazy guitar playing
09:30 - '54 Esquire / Old Brain Twister lesson
11:25 - Trip The Witch CDs & t-shirts
12:05 - 4 note chromatic pattern playing
13:20 - Sound and fun playing
14:14 - Difference Rosewood vs. Maple teles / Blues pickin'
16:16 - E13 / Index finger crazy shit
17:40 - Cool sound upstroke on saddles / Clavinet imitation

“Well…maybe he HAS finally lost it….”

January 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 123, Tom Bukovac, “The Element Of Surprise”

00:00 - Funky, blues mixed jamming
01:06 - Shredding it
01:56 - Hello, class!
02:23 - Snowy Nashville
03:30 - Rick Reith thanks
04:26 - Duesenberg guitar contest
05:25 - Opening tuning and figuring it out
05:56 - Duesenberg Starplayer (Limited Edition)
06:26 - Trip The Witch / shop.bandwear.com / Plexi Soul
07:45 - Viewer Comment Bin (VCB) / Least favorites form of music
09:42 - The best guitar you've ever played?
12:10 - Being a "YouTuber"
14:22 - Element of surprise / Unpredictable playing
16:00 - Paul Davids video (YouTube Link) / "Fuck-off Gilbert"
17:00 - A friend passing

A brief chat on all kinda shit…and here's all the links you need people....

Trip The Witch merch, like CD's. posters and comfy ass t-shirts:

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul digital download:

Tom Bukovac Plexi Soul CD's (yes, actual CD's that you can play in your 2005 Camry):

Homeskoolin’ merch like t-shirts, kick ass coffee mugs: www.guitarhouse.net

If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Paypal use this address: tombukovac@gmail.com

If you want to donate something to the guy in this video using Venmo use this address: @Tom-Bukovac-1

October 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update “Morning Bone…..uh…”

00:00 - Nice acoustic playing
01:24 - Hello, friends!
01:42 - A couple of things to tell you
01:47 - Solo record out on Fri, Oct 28th, 2021
02:34 - Ask one thing - Don't pirate record
03:33 - '38 Bone acoustic
03:51 - Busy schedule / Blackbird Studio
05:04 - Ann Wilson at Neptune / Roger Fisher
06:06 - Trip The Witch news
07:00 - One last thought / Contest?

A brief chat and the unmistakable tone of a forward shifted 38 bone.


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