August 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 235, Tom Bukovac, "The Power Of Music"

00:00 - Music with your cup of joe
01:30 - Hello, class! / NFL betting
03:00 - Seattle Grunge scene
04:15 - Lesson: Eb with an open G string
05:17 - Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
07:05 - Weird ole Kay guitar
07:45 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
07:45 - Lesson: Upstrokes vs. downstrokes
09:30 - Climate change
10:23 - Mark Knopler guitar?
10:53 - Music without vocals / Tabs?
12:15 - Jason Isabelle's Gibson 335 / Red '63
12:58 - Melancholy tune helped / Music healing power

Early morning Larry goes on a typical long and winding ramble.


August 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Wet Bulb Blues”

00:00 - Little slice of wonderful playing

Just a little introspective blues tune about how NASA says that the southern states will be uninhabitable in the next 25 years due to “wet bulb”

But good news is there’s some pre-season games on tonite!


August 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Tape Echo Madness Madness Madness Madness Madness....”

00:00 - Free trial for users
01:48 - Preview of Inside Blackbird with Tom on delays / echo devices

Hello class…check it's a little preview of a really fun video we did a while back for the "Inside Blackbird" series trying out some very cool sounding seriously old school echo devices.

The full video is available at

If you use this code in the next 90 days you’ll get a month free:

Thanks for watching friends

August 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Local Cleveland Boy Does Good”

00:00 - Bob Gatewood record promotion

Hello class, you may remember a while back when I was producing a record for my old friend Bobby Gatewood…well it’s finally done and available.
We shot this video a while back and Bob asked me to wait to post it until it was ready to be released

Check it out if ya want…it’s chock fulla Uncle Larry’s guitar, keys and bass parts haha.

August 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Bryan & Brent”

00:00 - What it takes to be a studio musician
05:00 - Gear / Telecaster
13:55 - Lesson: "Show Us A Cool Lick"
16:00 - Tanya Tucker lick
26:45 - Best pedals?

Hello class, I am fortunate enough to hang with these two legendary cats today, who were kind enough to let me ask a few poignant questions.


August 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “I’ve Always Pictured You Wearing Pants Pt. 13”

00:00 - Goodnight acoustical exploration

Been sessioneering all day, and more tomorrow, but I still love to play a little altered blues on an old ceramic Gibson after the sweet sweet boys go to bed.

Thanks for watching friends


August 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ “Totally Random Collage Of Weird Unrelated Stuff”

00:00 - "Taking It to the Streets" jam
01:30 - Greg Voros smoking
03:06 - "Nothing Compares 2 U"
04:42 - Joe Walsh jam
05:41 - Plucking on that Strat
06:51 - Classic cars / '69 Ford truck
09:29 - Monte Carlo

Buckle up Homeskoolers because this is quite a ride here…lots of totally random twists and turns…this video covers everything from some recently unearthed vintage footage all the way to some B roll shot yesterday.

Like most Homeskoolin’ episodes, we get the full range of human emotion here

In just over 10 agonizing minutes, we get:

A couple different looks at the comedic genius of Nicky G that date all the way back to the Trigger Hippy days …these clips might give you a little idea of why Nicky is always the life of every party (when he isn’t busy driving me to the hospital for surgery of course)….

piano accompaniment on “Nothing Compares 2 U” courtesy of Uncle Larry, and epic low light cinematography by Steve Gorman.

You also get a look at a little “street wisdom”delivered by our beloved Greggy Voros. He picked up all this stuff while surviving a rough childhood growing up in a rough neighborhood of Queens NY….after emigrating from Hungary of course.

Which then for no good reason at all, leads to a side stage view of the intro of “Rocky” (as it used to say on the set lists) filmed by Ford Thurston in 2017.

Not to mention a rare never before seen FULL LENGTH version of “Wasting Time At 2nd Gear” video also filmed by Ford Thurston (roughly circa 2015-16)

Capped off by a partial look at the inventory of Gateway Classic Cars” in Smyrna TN filmed yesterday.

Side note…one of you Homeskoolers should SERIOUSLY consider purchasing that green 69 Ford pickup that is shown at the beginning of that section….there is something EXTREMELY special about that vehicle that you have to see in person….I have seen A LOT of restored old pickup trucks in my life…this thing is fucking SPECIAL my friends.

August 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “As Soon As You Drive It Off The Lot…”

00:00 - 1970 Monte Carlo

I thought that barreling into the upcoming national economic recession with the purchase of a classic car that I don’t even remotely need that gets about 8-9 miles per gallon would be a pretty edgy thing to do.

1970 Chevy Monte Carlo

First year model

Beautifully restored with a 350 short block

This thing even has a backup cam and remote power door locks

Damn it runs and drives like a dream

Ya gotta have some fun once in a while don’t ya people?

If anyone out there knows this car or the guy that did all this amazing work, please put me in touch. I wanna talk to him.

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....

August 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus, "Brand New Marshall"

00:00 - Amazing playing intro
04:08 - Hello friends! / Marshall JTM Studio
05:29 - '67 Epiphone Al Caiola
07:37 - Selling some amps and info
08:20 - New JTM Studio
09:15 - New Marshall cab
09:25 - '67 Epiphone Al Caiola
10:27 - '60s Epiphone Zephyr
10:55 - '60s Ampeg ET-2 Super Echo Twin

Hello Homeskoolers....I want to send out a HUGE thank you to my old pal Hugh Gilmartin for sending out this killer new Marshall JTM Studio amp for me to, what a cool amp.
These are BRAND NEW models that Marshall just released...they are available in head/2x12 cab or 1x12 combos.

Also, as you can see, i have a few items for sale in this always these items are being sold on a "first come first serve" basis, kinda like the tickets were at that Who concert at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati back in December of 1979....

If you want one of these items please email me at

1967 Epiphone Al Caiola guitar with case. $5800.00 shipped domestic US

Both of these amps are 1500.00 apiece and will be sold local pickup shipping

1960s Epiphone Zephyr 1x12 combo

1960's Ampeg ET-2 Super Echo Twin 2x12 combo

Compare to prices on Reverb and you will see those are VERY fair prices

Ok, thats it for now kids


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