May 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "I've Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt. 11"

00:00 - Brilliant stretched chords

Simple lines intertwining....
this one is harder than it looks. Give it a try.

Echo courtesy of an old lavender DanEcho I bought in a pawn shop yesterday for 40 bucks cash out the door.

May 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 214, Tom Bukovac, "The Viking Scale"

00:00 - Jamming on some strings
01:13 - Demonstration of ashtray (faraday cage) on a guitar (with and without)
02:00 - Hello / Box of Rock rehousing / Greg Voros coffee
03:08 - Speed playing around
03:28 - Lesson: "The Viking Scale"
04:12 - "Original Ace Hendrix Strap"
04:35 - '54 Esquire / Playing
05:45 - Ashtray cover back on comparison
05:58 - Pedals (Simulate ashtray cover / Snare rattle)
06:44 - Joe Glaser & Music City Bridge cool idea
07:15 - Tele bridge pickup in guitar demo
08:16 - Steel guitar playing / Waylon Jennings
09:13 - "Learn how to fix a Wurlitzer"
09:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Ebo comedic timing
10:00 - Grammar helping a viewer / Session players humor and getting serious
11:45 - Bohemian Grove
13:22 - Double slide / Learning new tricks
14:17 - Lesson: New trick / Doubling track
16:37 - The Gear Page and the ODR-1 / Social Media is not cool

Uncle Larry filets and pan fries the VCB and plunks around on a nice old slab of golden age Fullerton Fender.

May 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Session Update “Fro-ceanway”

00:00 - Laying down a solo for the Guthrie Trapp project
02:00 - Rolling Rock and the bottle vs. can beer taste story
04:20 - Vertex pedals (Boost) and The Gear Page comments

5/8/23....Donelson Tennessee

The last piece of the overdub puzzle to complete the 11 track instrumental LP that your dear old Uncle Larry is making with guitar slinging prodigy Guthrie Trapp…which will soon be in a theatre near you.

Co starring Eric “Ebo” Borash, Brandon Bell and the world's lightest 1966 Fender Telecaster.

oh, and totally unrelated, try to watch this whole thing without getting all queasy or getting sweaty palms....

May 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 213, Tom Bukovac, "Jimmie Webster Blues"

00:00 - Playing the White Falcon
01:55 - Intro
02:45 - Guthrie project update
03:10 - Lesson: Some chords to learn (Ebmaj7 [x 1 1 0 3 3])
03:33 - '61 Gretsch White Falcon
03:55 - Session musicians fund called Intellectual Property Rights Fund / Nice check
04:50 - Continued look at the Gretsch
05:10 - Gretsch backpad / Tone control switch / Filter'Trons / demo
09:29 - Lesson: Leading chord for G7 in "faux jazz" style [4 5 4 5 6 6] / Playing
11:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / What are the important things? / Real friend, handyman, etc.
13:45 - Hackett Brothers Automotive / 2 cars
15:15 - 2 phones
15:38 - "Uncle Larry" tone on the Guthrie project / Recognizable playing
17:15 - Blowup speakers and strings / Playing
18:40 - "Facemelter"
19:12 - Dislike to going to studios? (Parking & coffee)
21:21 - Surreal moment of Willie Nelson's birthday gig? Daniel Lanois

Uncle Larry sticks his hand way down to the bottom of the VCB bucket, and plays a few riffs on an early double cut variant of the model 6136 Gretsch which most folks know as the White Falcon.

oh....and here's one for all the guys that still think Eddie Van Halen invented tapping.

May 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Quickie “Desert Man”

00:00 - In the studio for project with Guthrie Trapp

We are very excited about the fact that the record Guthrie and I are have been working on is VERY close to being ready to mix.

We spent the whole day doing some editing and putting some beer candy on the traxxx.

Here’s a quick teaser of one of the more scenic parts of the trip.
“Desert Man”

I turned the camera off before the bass came in and blew all the speakers

May 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 212, Tom Bukovac, "The Chord NO ONE Can Hear"

00:00 - Some Old-Country influence and singing
01:14 - Hi guys!  Beautiful to be back / Pool
02:20 - Willie Nelson gig thoughts / Working hard
03:47 - Living Legends / Band
04:45 - Willie Nelson great song writer
05:32 - Videos from gig / Volume and remaster
06:18 - 3rd & Lindsley remaster
07:09 - How was Keith Richards
07:55 - COVID restrictions / Separate tents
09:45 - Ann Wilson tour decline
10:58 - Highlights of the show / Sheryl, Beck, etc.
12:18 - Past shows with Willie
13:23 - Rental gear, how was it? / Missing personal guitars
14:35 - Quiz: Willie gig charts for prize
16:45 - Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke  (Can you hear this chord?)
18:22 - Guthrie record finishing / Band name / Fantasic material and arrangements

Larry reflects on some of the bizarre and mysterious things that have floated across his transom in the last week or so.

Oh...and don't you need some Homeskoolin' merch?

May 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Torch Light Larry”

00:00 - A little practice with the big man

Uncle Larry gettin’ a little blues on with Wille and Sheryl.

Great singers.

May 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Road Update “Antiques Roadshow”

00:00 - Tour of the stage
01:04 - Terence Higgins
01:31 - Willie Nelson's rig
01:45 - Waylon
02:28 - Neil Young's rig

A look at a legendary venue and some old gear that has DEFINITELY been around….Willie’s amp and Neil’s first automated roadie.

April 29th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Sideman Blues”

00:00 - Trying out that rental gear

A little clip from rehearsal tonight in the freezing cold at Hollywood Bowl.
Tasty vocals by Nathaniel Rateliff.

April 29th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Update From The Road

00:00 - Behind the scenes
01:35 - Gear rig tour
05:17 - Rental gear setup & tour

On the left coast with dearest Eric Hanson covering all that goes on with a typical house band gig.


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