March 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Vintage Long Form Session B Roll "Flower Power"

Chapters
00:00 - Sessions: The work into forming a song


Notes

Taking you waaaaaay back to the chilly cold February of 2023....Larry was holed up for a few days in a home studio out by the airport to produce a few tracks for his dear old buddy Bobby "Gateweed" Gatewood from Cleveland Ohio. Bobby and Uncle Larry have been friends since the late 80's when Bobby originally hired Uncle Larry to play bass in his cover band called Calabash.

Every few years or so Bobby slips away from his cushy life as the mayor of Put-In-Bay Ohio and cruises down to Nashtown to make a record with the Nashville cats.

We are working at the legendary Headroom Studio in Donelson here and the engineer you are seeing here in this video is my dear old pal Rick "Sweet Ricky D" Delima. Rick's sweet wife Stacy helped out on the project as well with some lyrics and backing vox...and some delicious lunches.

Tasty live drums being provided by another fellow Clevelander, sweet Shawn Fichter....one of the sweetest human beings to ever inhabit this planet.

Bobby originally brought this tune in as an uptempo boogie woogie kinda thing...but i thought the sentiment of the song and the introspective lyric "all i was trying to do was find me" might possibly be better served by a wistful longing 60's hippie vibe, with some janglin' stoner guitars...so we proceeded down that path.

Then later on, after some group lyric re-writing and the addition of David "Bird Dog" Dorn's B-3 and bunch of tasty Haight-Ashbury guitars and some folky holllowbody bass, this track turned out fantastic.

When it's finished and mixed i will play it for ya.

totally unrelated:

Here's an old song from one of Bobby's earlier records (2007) that i produced when we were all very much younger...."Did We Try?"
This track has some bad ass cats on it....Joe Vitale on drums, Will Owsley on rhythm guitar. David Santos on bass, Mark T Jordan on keys, Troy Johnson on backing vox, Larry on lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8McGEgFAew&t=0s


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March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Larry At Work”

Chapters
00:00 - Session playing


Notes

A sweet little tune from today’s session where Uncle overdubbed electrics on 7 songs at a home studio in Nashville…good songs and sweet people…and a nice Japanese themed lunch.

The singer?
Melissa Erin

The song? “Be The Sparrow”

The engineer? Chris “Gearhead” Condon

The bass player/producer? Phil Anthony

March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 197, Tom Bukovac, "Disraeli Beers"

Chapters
00:00 - Vocal leading song
00:00 - Harmony H1260 Sovereign converted by James Burkett comparison
01:10 - Original Harmony Sovereign
02:22 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / L6-S (not pissing anyone off)
02:52 - James Burkett Harmony / Amazing picking
04:20 - Comment Bin / Ned Steinberger and planet waves capo / Phenomenon movie
05:30 - Manic Mechanic and Irsay gig / Billy Gibbons story
06:30 - Steve Farrone drummer / Session hire
07:00 - 1958 Flying Vs and Explorers
08:26 - Neil Peart / Stewart Copeland
09:53 - Ovation Breadwinner
10:42 - Ginger Baker and pissing people off / Cream
12:25 - Later school start time
12:54 - Stephen Stills rips into Billy Branch
13:25 - Show demographic
14:10 - Toast and vacuums (V15)
15:35 - IQ and voice leading / Smart people
16:43 - Richie Hayward and Little Feat
17:00 - Fender Mustang ugly?
17:25 - Lesson: Hard picking scale
18:30 - Gear doesn't matter?


Notes
I tried to post this this morning before work, but the upload failed...but here we go, 8 hours later...

March 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 196, Tom Bukovac, "Top Line"

Chapters
00:00 - Mellow strumming
03:00 - Hello, folks! / Sessions unusual starts
03:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Posters vs prints (Ziggy) / Lisa Real Estate thanks
05:30 - Strumming / Duesenberg Lap Steel / Irsay gig
07:53 - VCB / Favorite drummers?
10:15 - Coolest looking guitar?  Rickenbacker 4001
11:25 - Ugliest guitar?  Gibson L6-S
12:30 - How did you do in school?
13:55 - Knife edge of rhythm and lead
16:08 - Example: "Sweet Caroline" (vocal melody, chords, fills, etc.)
17:50 - Example: "Tuesday's Gone" (digging it out of the chords)
18:45 - Example: "Radar Love" (Golden Earring - guitar, vocal, etc.)
19:41 - Lesson: Rhythm lick (Key G, chugging), picking out those notes / Claw technique


Notes

Uncle Larry gets off in the VCB weeds desperately looking for his 9 iron.

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March 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Monday's Gone"

Chapters
00:00 - Lynryd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone / Showing to respect to a passing of a great


Notes
R.I.P. Gary




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March 5th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “In Memoriam”

Chapters
00:00 - Outer world playing
00:50- Hello, friends!
01:45 - Passing of a great musician Michael Rhodes / Stories


Notes
Well, all the bass players in the world just went up one rung…..goodbye Mick

March 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Double Down”

Chapters
00:00 - Little behind the scenes with some great players


Notes

Vegas baby…if anyone is bored today in Vegas come to the free show downtown….starts at noon.

We got Billy Gibbons, Vince Gill, Kevin Cronin, Kenny Wayne, Kenny Aronoff, Mikey Mills, Jimmy Irsay, Mikey Wanchic, Billy Branch on the harp, and some other crabby old guy who’s name I can’t remember.

We had to move the show time up because of approaching inclement weather.

Millsy and I have a lot of fun over on stage right….never stop laughing…or drinking. He’s a lovely guy and i appreciate the fact that he always puts up with me and my little camera.

March 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 195, Tom Bukovac, "Take Your Blues Down"

Chapters
00:00 - Cars - Let the Good Times Roll /  jammin'
01:44 - Checking in
02:38 - Old Cars song / Darren in Cars tribute band
03:08 - Lesson: Harmonic bit of "Let the Good Times Roll"
03:50 - Thanks for comments / Connection all over the world / New viewers
05:50 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) Numbskull : FailedRockStar : StringLocker
06:15 - What inspires you more: Guitar or Amp?
06:53 - Hybrid picking style and making a living
07:54 - "Sad music from a sad man"
08:25 - What style of music? / Caveman Rock to Jazzer
09:33 - Blues over Major
10:35 - Example: Blues over Major
12:28 - What style is left? / Allan Holdsworth
13:42 - Taxes and sports
15:30 - Lesson: Speed picking thing / Loose wrist
18:09 - Bridge pickup on Duesenberg vs Les Paul "Burst"
18:20 - Duesenberg pickup height
18:45 - Duesenberg: Great creamy, crunchy lead tone / Powerful crunch playing
19:45 - Burst: Growling, howling, singing amazing tone of the Les Paul
20:35 - Les Paul pickup height


Notes
Uncle Larry rips into the viewer comment bin with a vengeance

March 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Ipswich Suffolk Foxhall Ditton Surrey On The Thames Blues"

Chapters
00:00 - Working those fingers with a little reverb.


Notes
Uncle Larry tries to get blood out of a Firebird.

February 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 194, Tom Bukovac, "The Unseen World"

Chapters
00:00 - Some plucking around
01:30 - Hello, everyone!
03:11 - Senn guitar
03:22 - Paper or plastic / "Save the planet"
04:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / '60 Tweed Princeton / Strat and pickups
05:54 - Lynyrd Skynyrd thanks
06:25 - New pre-scribers / Rotten apples and hiding users
07:23 - '58 Gibson EMS 1235 Hollowbody Doubleneck / Story
10:54 - East Ohio thanks
11:36 - Lesson: Tablature chord Dmin7 / "Instant Larry"
12:51 - Shameless plug
14:25 - Outro playing


Notes

Monday morning coffee talk and VCB with Larry.

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