January 17th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 188, Tom Bukovac, “Video Killed The Funk 49”

00:00 - Plucking some familar tunes on the Tele
01:53 - Hello, folks! / Boat drink
02:20 - Update and Vince Gill project / New subscribers and misunderstanding and welcome
04:14 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
04:34 - Gordon Mote...amazing
04:50 - New guitars? Duesenberg
05:14 - Thank you for comments and support
05:58 - Right hand picking
08:00 - Never let... [them] ...enter your kingdom!
08:30 - Don't change the channel!
08:43 - NFL Dream Team
09:02 - Gear and sounding the same / 99% hands - yep!
10:15 - Alrosa Villa nightclub playing and Dimebag Darrell
10:47 - Dallas Cowboys kicker / Fucking up on the job

Uncle Larry unsuccessfully tries to transfer the legendary Geoffrey Downes piano masterpiece over to guitar....

It is virtually impossible….i mean, just try these chords ferchrissakes…

From low to hi

C# over F
13,11,11,13,14,16 (this one is a KILLER)

Eb min 7

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January 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 187, Tom Bukovac, “From The Hills Of Northeast Ohio”

00:00 - Great fun with Gordon Mote and friends / Pickin' some Country
01:56 - Hello, cats!
03:30 - Country licks on the SG
04:35 - Lesson: Sliding 6ths
07:09 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Best kid books
09:28 - Session musician conversations and landscape?
13:10 - Hunting guitars?
14:45 - Great live band / Fender Blackfaces pointing right at you
18:27 - Tuning Nazi guy / Doing better on sound
20:10 - Agreement on when musicians are 13 and what they are listening to

Uncle Larry likes to pick a simple country and western song once in a while.

Intro footage taken by the legendary John Jarvis

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Peeyanna Man”

00:00 - Gordon showing us a song
03:05 - Top 5 piano intros!

Gordon and Vinnie discuss the finer points of the great classic country and western piano intros….just FYI…Pig Robbins is knocking it outta the park here. The Ted Williams of piano.

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 186, Tom Bukovac, “13”

00:00 - Little mellow strumming
02:32 - What's up Homeskoolers / Greetings and Jeff Beck
05:09 - Game: Name tracks from an album / That's who you are (age: 13)
08:38 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Vince Gill and session knowledge
11:45 - Did you ever play football?
13:00 - Stolen guitars?
15:26 - Bring on the Night - Police / Cover songs
16:10 - Thanks and learning from lessons / Stealing knowledge and uniqueness
18:47 - Tinnitis
20:25 - Live stream setup?
20:55 - Amp mainly used? Princeton Reverb
21:38 - Yes - Fragile

Uncle Larry discusses the important formative years of the typical lifer musician...and more specifically the "magic age"....13

Thanks for watching dear Homeskoolers...

Donation links:
Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom_Bukovac-1

and it's cold out there...getchya a hoodie

January 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “1/11”

00:00 - Deep music

January 11th…what a day friends.

Also happens to be the one year anniversary of finding my best friend dead in his house on his 55th birthday…

RIP Jeff and Rick

January 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 185, “Shut Up And Play Your 79 Deluxe With Flatwounds”

00:00 - Cleaner down and dirty

Uncle Larry explores different degrees of swing and tries to take advantage of some of the naughtier aspects of a shuffle.

January 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Guitar Slinger”

00:00 - Plethora of guitars and knowledge

Day 2 of a 10 day Vince Gill session in downtown Nashville TN

Jedd Hughes
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Justin Niebank
Matt Rausch

January 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 184, “Moving In Mono”

00:00 - Reflective playing
04:50 - Morph into Sting - Bring on the Night / Howya doing?
06:00 - The greatest cover songs of all time
07:00 - Lesson: Bring on the Night / Vince Gill
08:20 - NFL cards
09:46 - '54 Esquire from Greg Voros / Playing / Top hat flying off
13:53 - Thanks
14:55 - Lesson: Harmonics
15:42 - Unknown riff from the '80s
16:36 - Lesson: Cars - Since I Held You / Solo
19:41 - The Cars solos story / Band person vs live improv / Test of time

Uncle Larry takes a ride on a slightly out of tune chopped 54 esquire and reflects on some childhood guitar store memories.....and childhood memories of watching Letterman.

Even the thumbnail pic shows Larry in a very "reflective type" mood.

In truth, sometimes (like tonight for example) i don't even bother to tune the guitar before i do these vids....because i usually spend all day at my "day job" caring WAY too much about tuning...so when i get home at night, and it's just me all alone with my deep Cleveland thoughts it can be very stimulating for me to be a bit out of tune.
It's very freeing, sonically speaking, it's kinda like the emotional equivalent of walking around the house in your underwear.

I hope you guys don't mind.

There is one guy that watches the show that can't help but make a comment every time he hears five seconds of something out of tune on my totally unedited free form stream of conscious videos.  I think he's one of those unfortunate dudes who has to tune/edit/pocket shitty vocals on pro tools all day for bad local bands.

He probably also has a hard time enjoying led zeppelin and beatles records.

I've noticed that some people seem to feel really special when they can point out things that are "out of tune"....sometimes i think they think they are the only people that can "hear" it.

At any rate, thanks for watching guys

If you feel led:
the PayPal tip jar is always there...lurking...

so is that venmo one...

January 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ “When You’re Feeling Small… “

00:00 - The Cars - Candy-O

Happy Sunday

January 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Collage, “Riverside Revival”

00:00 - Guitar emersion
04:08 - Playing the '58

Yes, the planning is still in it’s infantile stages…but i can tell you that there is nothing short of “a movement” underfoot here in the windy streets of Nashville Tennessee.

There is an amazing new venue in east nashville that is built in a totally renovated old church called “Riverside Revival”.

It is being run by some dear friends and kindred musical spirits.
Among them Nick “The Chef” Govrik….my old band mate from Trigger Hippy.

There is definitely gonna be some crazy guitar related action taking place in this building in the not so distant future.

There is even talk of a full on “Nashville Guitar Immersion” program where select people can buy a first class ticket to the full hang and inside behind the scenes access to the community of players here.

We are not sure exactly what it is gonna be yet, but you can trust me on this one thing….Nicky G knows how to throw a fuckin bad ass party.

There is no doubt that whatever ends up happening is gonna be deeeee-luxe.

There is talk of a gig in late February to kick things off and get people acquainted with the venue….a gig with myself, Guthrie Trapp, Jack Ruch, dearest Jedd Hughes and some other guests….and we will working in some master class guitar repair workshops with Greg Voros and Gruhn Guitars.

Stay tuned for further details friends.


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