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Years ago my Dad said something to me that stuck with me. He told me "the problem with the world is that people are like dung beetles. people are so busy rolling their own balls of shit, that they don't notice that their neighbors need help rolling theirs.". I thought that was profound, and I've found it to be MOSTLY true. It's why I've made a huge effort to try to help others with their rolling. My Dad could be a smart guy when he wanted to. So that was the idea I had in my head for this song. I was going to write and sing lyrics/vocals for this song based on that idea. So I had the progression written and performed, and I opened up the auditions for lead guitar. Mark blew me away with his work on this. So much so that I just abandoned the idea to sing with it. I just left it an instrumental. Great rolling Mark!

Mark Connors - Lead guitar
Fred E. Jam - owner/author and all other instruments
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Uploaded: Jul 11, 2011 - 04:05:31 PM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2011 - 04:05:31 PM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 02:53:14 AM
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alackbass said 2327 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Dung Beetles
Great minor key bluesy jam. The guitar playing is tasteful and soulful. Great backing track. The bass and drums are deep in the pocket.
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Loob said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
for the listen and comment.
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sammydix said 2327 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
DB
that's some sweet guitar work from Mark. Dad had the right idea and looks like he passed it on. "helping others with their rolling" is about one of the best philosophies. hope it never changes. DB sounds just fine as an instrumental.
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Loob said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Yeah I keep rolling along...
Kinda gives it new meaning doesn't it? Thanks Sam.
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gator4040 said 2327 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Beetles
SWEET guitar chops and tone! Loved the bass work as well. I love your father's quote, very profound!
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Loob said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
I guess as I grow older
I gain new insight intro what my Dad has said to me over the years. Thanks gator.
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Les_Kloo said 2326 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
You guys dung good
Yep, real good. I think this chord progression would be fun to play guitar against. Obviously, this needed to be about twice as long. Enjoyed.
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Loob said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Yeah I kinda abandoned my original idea
for this very soon after Mark auditioned. Just kept thinking to myself "Man his playing is so sweet, why ruin it with vocals"? Thanks Les.
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awigze said 2325 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
tasteful
dig the arrangement - the bass and guitar have alot of finesse - fine work.
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Loob said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
A fine comment.
Thanks Andy.
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davisamerica2 said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Great music, Freddy
But I've heard your voice, and I think it would have sounded good in this. And I appreciate your help with all my little balls of excretion. Peace. Terry
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Loob said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
LOL
This was not meant as a direct implication of anyone. It was just something my Dad said to me that stuck with me. It's just human nature that we get so wrapped up in our own goals that we don't notice people all around us needing help. What you do is by no means shit Terry. :-)
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dave_b said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Dung Beetles
I like the groove - drums and bass provide some interesting subtleties. The bluesy riffing sounds great.
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Loob said 2325 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Me too Dave.
I'm with ya on that. Thanks man.
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finkeldink said 2324 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Hell yeah
I'm so glad that I didn't miss this one!
Nuff said. Freaking awesome! You guys killed it. I had to listen to this a couple times. I really like the way your drums and bass highlight Marks kick a$$ guitar playing.
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Loob said 2324 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Thanks Mike
Glad you liked the Beetles...
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PeterB7858 said 2321 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Short but jam-packed
Hi Freddy. Missed this at some stage in hospital. Sorry to be late to the party. Real solid drums kick things off and the bass is prominent without being overwhelming. Some real tasty playing by Mark just tops off the cake. Short but jam-packed. Regards, Peter.
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Loob said 2321 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Thank you
my good friend. We are all pulling for a swift and fulfilling recovery with your new kidney! God bless you!
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lholden said 2321 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Very profound
Dung beetles have right of way - I love the artwork, idea behind the song and the song itself. This song is simply so professional all around. A fantastic listen. Thanks for sharing.
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Loob said 2321 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Thank You
My dear!
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Char said 2321 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Gotta pay
attention to a piece called Dung Beetles. Lead guitar is dynamite. I could listen for twice as long. So, how about adding to the ball? Thanks.
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Loob said 2321 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
I guess I didn't want to mess
with Mark's perfection on the lead. He got fed up with some of the people in his band and quit music. What a loss! He is a stellar guy on top of this talent. If he'd come back to the music world I'd add to it Char. Thanks!
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