May 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 222, Tom Bukovac, "Leather Pants In June"

Chapters
00:00 - Spacey McCartney playing
02:25 - Hello, class! / Scank Amp
03:12 - '69 Les Paul Custom
04:58 - Audio cut out / Merch
05:40 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Rush
07:00 - String Gauge
07:30 - Lightest and heaviest guitar owned?
08:30 - Flying V
09:59 - Thoughtful for negative folk
11:00 - 1,200 records played on
12:00 - Guthrie record and new name
13:00 - Playing guitar to overcome disadvantage / Just you and the guitar
15:30 - Whammy bar / Danny Gatton
17:00 - Loud playing (Angus Young, Daryl Hall & John Oates)
18:41 - Being in the mix
20:10 - Lesson: Paul McCartney - Ram On (Cmaj7, C6, B, E/B)


Notes
Uncle Larry reflects back on a busy day of endless string changing and intonation adjustments. Thanks for watching friends.

May 28th, 2023

Homeskoolin' PSA...New Merch Alert!

Chapters
00:00 - Intro playing
00:30 - Important announcement: Reissue t-shirts / Plexi Soul album
01:40 - Dawner pedals (Pulse & Boonar)


Notes
Hello friends...take a quick break from cookin' brats on the grill today and check out what old Drew has cookin' over in the Guitar House Homeskoolin' Merch department.
Drew actually hand sews each of these SUPER comfy t shirts...I don't know how he finds the time.

https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/me...


and thank you to Dawner Prince from the great land of Croatia for sending these extremely cool pedals for Larry to try out.

https://dawnerprince.com

Happy memorial day weekend friends.
Thank you for your continued support.

May 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 221, Tom Bukovac, "Clean Out Your Desks"

Chapters
00:00 - Playing the Gibson Doubleneck
04:25 - Hello, class! / Thanks & "Foxhole buddy"
05:50 - A.I. bot companions
06:47 - Best smellin' guitar (Gibson '58 EMS-1235)
07:30 - Gifts
08:00 - Tina Turner
08:38 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / You are a wizard
09:23 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone (liner notes) / Roosevelt Gook aka Al Kooper (Producer)
10:30 - Teddy Boy!
11:07 - No BS playing
11:30 - The Contest and recognizing talent when you see it
12:58 - Blue Chevelle vs Torino / Can't be fucking around with power tools
14:15 - Disguised as a piano
14:30 - Watching Tina Turner video & touring
15:47 - Lesson: Cool lick (Amb6 [5 x 3 5 x x], Gm bend Bb [3 x x 3^ x x]) / Playing
17:00 - Unusual Gibson tone: Spruce top, hollowbody
17:45 - Heavy Metal kids and bringing back licks


Notes
I was on the outskirts of a little southern town
Tryin' to reach my destination before the sun went down
The old CB was blarin' away on channel 1-9!
When there came a little boy's voice on the radio line
And he said: "Breaker 1-9! Is anyone there?
ome on back, truckers and talk to Teddy Boy"
Well, I keyed the mike and said: "You got it, Teddy Boy"
And a little boy's voice came back on the air
"'Preciate the break, Who we got on that end?"
I told him my handle, and, then he began:
"Now, I'm not supposed to bother you fellows out there
Mom says you're busy and for me to stay off the air
But you see, I get lonely and it helps to talk
'Cause that's about all I can do, I'm crippled, and, I can't walk!"
I came back and told him to fire up that mike
And I'd talk to him, as long as he liked
"This was my dad's radio", the little boy said
"But I guess it's mine and mom's now, 'cause my daddy's dead!"
"Dad had a wreck about a month ago
He was trying to get home in a blindin' snow
Mom has to work now, to make ends meet
And I'm not much help, with my two crippled feet!"
"She says not to worry that we'll make it alright
But, I hear her crying, sometimes late at night
You know there's just one thing I want more than anything else to see
Aw, I know you guys are too busy to bother with me!"
"But, you see, my dad used to take me for rides when he was home
But, I guess that's all over now, since my daddy's gone
Not one breaker came on the old CB
As that little crippled boy talked with me
I tried hard to swallow a lump that just wouldn't stay down
As I thought about my boy back in Greenville Town
"Dad was going to take mom and me with him later on this year, Why,
l remember 'I'm saying: 'Someday this old truck will be yours, Teddy Boy"
But, I know I'll never get to ride an 18-wheeler again
But, this old base will keep me in touch with all my trucker friends!"
"Teddy Boy's gonna back on out now and leave you alone
'Cause it's about time for mom to come home
But, you give me a shout when you're passin' through
And I'll sure be happy to come back to you!"
Well, I came back and I said: uh! "Before you go 10-10
What's your home 20, little CB friend?"
Well, he gave me his address and I didn't once hesitate
'Cause this hot load of freight was just gonna have to wait
I turned that truck around on a dime
And headed straight for Jackson Street, 229
And as I rounded the corner, oh, I got one heck of a shock
late wheelers were lined up for three city blocks!
Why, I guess every driver for miles around had caught Teddy Boy's call
And that little crippled boy was having a ball
For as fast as one driver would carry him in
Another would carry him to his truck and take off again
Well, you better believe I took my turn at riding Teddy Boy
And then I carried him back in and put him down in his chair
And buddy if I never live to see happiness again
I want you to know I saw it that day, in the face of that little man
We took up a collection for him before his mama got home
And each driver said goodbye and then they all were gone
He shook my hand with a mile-long grin
And said: "So long, trucker I'll catch ya again!"
Well, I hit the Interstate with tears in my eyes
I turned on the radio and I got another surprise
"Breaker 1-9!" Came a voice on the air
"Just one word of thanks from Mama Teddy Boy!!"
"We wish each and every one, a special prayer for you
'Cause, You just made my little boy's dream come true
I'll sign off now, before, I start to cry
May God ride with you, 10-4, and goodbye

May 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Scank Research Kitchen”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro to Super Deluxe by Mike Scaggs
00:35 - Playing (Queen - We Are the Champions)
02:00 - Lesson: Figuring out chord progression
03:00 - Back to letting the amp sing
04:37 - Cabinet to be built with Eminence speakers (Legend EM12)
05:00 - Tremolo


Notes
Uncle Larry goes by to visit his old buddy Mike “Scank” Scaggs.

May 21st, 2023

The answer to the age old question straight from the horse's mouth.

Chapters
00:00 - When George Gruhn speaks, you listen


Notes
Was asked to make a nice video today of a few legends!!

May 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “For Old Guitar Freaks Only” (must read video description for link)

Chapters
00:00 - Quick look in a session at the White Falcon
00:30 - Hey, friends! / George Gruhn video


Notes
I think you vintage guitar freaks out there will greatly appreciate the SERIOUS wisdom George Gruhn is laying down in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c7AQ7EY4sM

May 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 220, Tom Bukovac, "Mountain Larry"

Chapters
00:00 - Playing the ganjo...
00:40 - Ain't getting dolled up / Deering 6-String Banjo
02:30 - Firtst time heard one / Keith Urban
03:05 - Aftermath of contest / Glasses / McLeod thanks
04:42 - Background checks on people / Prostitution-like
06:25 - Lesson: Little plucking lick
06:50 - What if Milk didn't exist / "Viewer's pick" and "I, for one" / Twilight Zone
09:00 - Graciousness / YouTube channel existance when young
10:47 - Ashamed of the name Bukovac / Rock & Country names
12:15 - String benders need "King" in their name
12:45 - NFL Tops football cards / Why?
14:00 - Playing the ganjo
14:30 - Movies: Duel, Christine, and The Car
16:20 - Assigned Rock names
17:36 - Warren Haynes is cool
18:10 - Reality of stars and meeting fans
20:00 - One song to show off guitar prowess / Guitar center playing vs. Plugging into God's radio station / Being into song mode


Notes
Uncle Larry takes you way back deep in the Hollar...

Overview from cardboardconnection.com......which by the way is one of the coolest websites ever.


The 1957 Topps Football card set is incredibly popular with collectors due to the fact that it is loaded with stars and rookies of future Hall of Fame players. Of the 154 total cards, 31 of the players on the checklist have been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.


Key 1957 Topps Football rookie cards are Bart Starr (#119), Johnny Unitas (#138) and Paul Hornung (#151). Other major players appearing for the first time include Dick "Night Train" Lane (#85), Tommy McDonald (#124), Raymond Berry (#94) and Earl Morrall (#104). Collectors often contemplate what this set might have been like had Topps used all of the eligible rookies who had been drafted in the fall of the previous year. Missing from the set are a handful of future Hall of Famers, most notably Len Dawson and Jim Brown.


Design
Measuring, the now standard, 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches, the 1957 Topps Football card set was designed with a horizontal orientation. While far from being a new concept, it was the first time that the format had been used for an entire set. Divided into two sections, the front of the cards display two pictures of the player. On the left side is a head shot, while an action shot occupies the space on the right side. Both pictures are superimposed over solid background colors (different for each side), which are set according to the player's team. A box below the head shot lists the player's name, and another one under the action photo gives his position and team name. The back of the cards are similarly bisected. The left side consists of a red football that contains the card number, with the player's name printed beside it. Several lines of vital information follows, along with a brief, biographical write-up outlining the player's career. Where necessary, year and career stats are added at the bottom. The entire right side is devoted to a pair of cartoons that caption career highlights.


Printing and Distribution
Printed in two separate series, the first contains 88 cards, with the second series having 66. It is said that 22 cards in the second series were double-printed to fill out the printing page, one of those cards, number 138, is the rookie card of Johnny Unitas. Generally, high-number cards are a little harder to find than low numbers and, therefore, command a slight premium. 1957 Topps Football cards were originally available in three different package and price options. Single cards were available in a one-cent pack, which also contained a piece of gum. Five-cent packs had six cards and a stick of gum. Cello packs came with 12 cards.


Errors, Variations and Condition Issues
There was also a checklist card printed. It is found with two different color variations. One is red, yellow and blue. The other is red, white and blue. Neither variation is given a premium. Card #58 of Bill Sherman can also be found with the Rams name missing on the front, which is a scarce error card.

The cards were printed on a fairly durable card stock for the era, and as a result, while not easy, several high-grade example of stars and rookies can be found. However, as is to be expected, the first and last cards in the set, of Eddie LeBaron (#1) and Fred Morrison (#154) are more difficult to find in high-grade.


Considered one of the classic football card sets of all-time, 1957 Topps Football is a release that serves as the foundation for any great vintage gridiron collection.

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
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You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

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

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/merch/tom-bukovac/

May 20th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Contest Results!! (for a little drama, don't read the video description this time)

Chapters
00:00 - Zeppelin-esque strumming
01:10 - Beautiful People breakout / Big day for contest / "Fucking Contest Winner" song
03:31 - The Winner!  "Milk" (Video submission link) / Amazing
05:45 - Submission video
07:26 - Takes you to a different zone / Honorable mentions
14:10 - Comments and thanks on submitting videos and supporting channel


Notes
I can't imagine how many of you are skipping this intro....hahaaa

here is a link to all those mentioned, thanks to Homeskooler David Mcleod
http://davidamcleod.com/homeskoolin-contest-results-xts-string-bending-contest-tom-bukovac/

winner: Drew "Milk"

honorable mentions (in no particular order):
Teemu Viinikainen (new assigned rock name "John Dust")
Trent Waterman
Jacob Van Noy
Stephen Cameron
Paul Chronopoulos
Zak Hobbs
Thomas Mireles
Michael Aadal
Dustin Hofsess
Slim Tannberg
Andy Casile
Bart Dietvorst (new assigned rock name, simply "Billy Blow")
Shane Tiller
Tanner Pirovolidis (new assigned rock name "Reek Havoc")
Zach Haney
Daniel Newell
Alex Farran
Paul Cook

May 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin' "The Greatest NFL Running Back Of All Time"

Chapters
00:00 - Jim Brown tribute RIP


Notes
No one in their right mind would argue this fact.

12,312 yards rushing in 9 seasons

8 rushing titles in those 9 seasons

Never missed a game in those 9 seasons

4 of those 9 seasons they only played 12 games, the other 5 they only played 14...that's 118 total games that he played in.

Jim AVERAGED 5.2 yards per carry.....that is what he AVERAGED friends.

Sure Emmitt Smith broke Jim's alltime rushing record, but Emmitt also played in 226 total games (almost twice as many as Jim) and averaged 4.2 yards per carry.

This video is a chronology of Jim's NFL career in cards...starting with the 1958 Topps Rookie, straight through to his last card, from the 1966 Philadelphia Gum set.
For you diehard card collectors out there, yes i also have the four Fleer Jimmy Brown cards from 1960-1963, but I didn't want to dig them out.

You guys all clearly know he has always been my alltime favorite player.

I was lucky enough to stand right next to him for 45 minutes during a press conference a while back.

Another great one gone...he will be missed

May 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 219, Tom Bukovac, "The Phases"

Chapters
00:00 - Remember when songs had chords
01:24 - Hello, friends! / Talent show "Back In Black"
02:30 - Contest update / Strumming away
04:10 - Text thread
05:45 - Strymon Flint secret
06:40 - Magic setting (Give credits to Renn)
07:30 - Theory of phases of guitar player's life (Pedal Steel, Pawn Shop, Bass, Acoustic, No pedals, Princeton)
09:45 - Harmony, Kays, and pawn shop guitars
12:00 - Being a bass player / Most fun instrument
13:00 - Acoustic only / No pedals
14:36 - Friendly commentor saying something offensive / Messing with someone's business
16:20 - Sharkline / Things that don't fly in the bro code
18:06 - Photo montage


Notes
Strymon Flint owners...you are welcome.

Please give all the credit to dear Renn...I am only the messenger....i want you to SOLELY visualize Renn when you are taking care of business after your girlfriend/wife etc is instantly seduced by the tone you are conjuring with the "magic setting".
Here he is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efeezC9Lwgg

a LOT of new viewers have recently asked "where is the tip jar?" when they felt led to contribute something after 219 free guitar lessons...despite Dominic Hudson's best efforts to deter them.

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

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

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/merch/tom-bukovac/

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