December 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 179, Tom Bukovac, “Big Wheel”

Chapters
00:00 - Experimenting
01:45 - Hello / Intro
03:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Thanks / Concert
04:00 - Full band and fitting into context / Small parts making complete song
05:34 - Beatles - Martha My Dear
06:00 - Lesson: Bass and drums don't have to follow each other
07:30 - Not just strumming / Finding what to play
08:45 - John Fogerty tune and story
13:12 - Rockin' playing
16:32 - Burst Believers VI (Book of guitars) / David Bowie


Notes
Uncle Larry waxes rhapsodic about interlocking all the musical puzzle pieces…in an effort to make something have “the boogie”

December 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ PSA “Pay Per View Blues”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing guitar as well as dad
01:37 - Hey, friends! / Announcement
03:43 - Jim Irsay footage


Notes
THIS IS THE LINK to the pay per view stream for the upcoming live Uncle Larry show on December 20th.
https://volume.com/t/JhP1ej/

PLEASE use the tip jar on this one friends….to pay the poor overworked band guys….they will be busting their asses to learn my silly songs.

By the way, all riffs in the opening of this video were written by Marshall....who just turned 10.

December 12th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus.... “Are…You Going….To San…Francisco?”

Chapters
00:00 - Rehearsing Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
08:13 - Break & discussion
13:40 - The Band - The Weight rehearsal


Notes
Uncle Larry shares a few rehearsal memories from a super fun gig that happened in San Francisco over the last few days.

He got to see some old friends and play some good old rock and roll with some of his bosses, past and present.... and had an absolutely lovely time.

(and now, Tom Bukovac takes over speaking)

These clips taken from the Jimmy Irsay exhibit that happened on 12/10/22, in San Francisco CA, starring:
Ann Wilson, Little Johnny Fogerty, Stephen Stills, Buddy Guy, Kenny Aronoff, Kenny Wayne, Ebo, Tony Lucido, Mike Mills, Mike Wanchic, Danny Nucci, Stephen Barber, Jeffrey Gorman, Carmella Ramsey, Edgerrin James and others.

Special thank you to Paul Moak for letting me borrow his amazing sounding resonator guitar.
If anyone out there has one EXACTLY like this one for sale i will buy it.

Tony Lucido is filmed here playing the famed Alembic fretless bass that John Mcvie used on this little Fleetwood Mac album you may have heard called "Rumours". The fretboard is shiny aluminum....pretty cool bass. Jimmy bought it for a song.

Bottom line…let me say once again...i am SO thankful and grateful for all the cool places this instrument that i have worked sooooooooo hard at in this life has taken me....i will NEVER take it for granted. The magic equation that applies to basically everything in life....it's 99% drive...1%t talent.
Work ethic trumps EVERYTHING.


and way more importantly than all this, i want to say goodbye to a dear friend....Zak Godwin II.

see you down the road bro bro

December 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Lake Erie Stomp”

Chapters
00:00 - Escaping acoustic playing


Notes
A little bonus jam for the owls of the night…

December 7th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 178, Tom Bukovac, “Blues For Don Ho”

Chapters
00:00 - Most Rock 'n Roll scream (Ann Wilson, Sean )
01:45 - Gibson Roy Smeck playing
02:35 - Gibson Roy Smeck guitar
04:07 - 50th birthday party / George Gruhn story
07:20 - Football cards
08:58 - Baseball card set story
10:49 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Electro-Harmonix & Boss pedals
14:13 - Vignette
14:42 - Cool sounds / Rules of recording
16:50 - Microphones & get creative with mics
18:28 - Digital world
18:47 - Oz Noy
20:13 - Favorite phaser?
21:25 - Ann Wilson & recording
22:29 - Lesson: Slide playing
23:40 - Football concussion and crash test


Notes
Uncle Larry deep dives into some uncomfortably non music related musings….and sings the praises of the greatest pedal company of all time.

Here's a video you might get a kick out of:

https://www.historycolorado.org/story/our-exhibits/2018/07/06/once-trash-now-treasure-story-behind-1952-topps-mickey-mantle-card

Here's a story you might get a cry out of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPF4fBGNK0U

December 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Noise??…What Noise???”

Chapters
00:00 - Electro-Harmonix - Frequency Analyzer and idea
03:20 - Electro-Harmonix - Electric Mistress
05:13 - Ibanez FL-305 Flanger


Notes
Uncle Larry takes you on a trip to Analog City….a long forgotten place where tape hiss and noise were just part of the scenery.

There is a big difference between modern high definition video and a slightly blurry Super 8 film from the 70's....kinda the same thing with guitar pedals....

Hope you enjoy friends
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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

...and did you know that Larry made an instrumental record with Dean Deleo from Stone Temple Pilots called "Trip The Witch"?
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

...and did you know that Trip The Witch merch is also available??
https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/trip-the-witch-shop

December 5th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 177, Tom Bukovac, “Burstographer”

Chapters
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


Notes
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

December 3rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Quick PSA….”Follow The Yellow Brick Road”

Chapters
00:00 - Hello, friends!  Announcement


Notes
Check it out lads

All the cool jazz shit you always wanted to know, as taught by Oz Noy.

https://youtu.be/TKzvpVgH3Ko

November 30th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Goodbye CM”

Chapters
00:00 - Melodies from a great musician


Notes
Thank you for the life changing music.

November 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ “Stream Of Unconsciousness Part 2”

Chapters
00:00 - Mello meandering


Notes
improv meditation….after a long day’s work....

ya' gotta take the mind out for a walk once in a while....

thanks to all of you for watching and being so cool out there in Unclectric Larryland....

i hope the bass is punching through enough in this recording

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