Friday, January 20, 2006

BRANGELINA!....THE SONG

As I noted only two entries ago, standing in the grocery line, and reading the headlines of the gossip magazines, causes me great pleasure, whether it’s about poor Whitney Houston’s alleged drug use, or whether Oprah is currently fit or fat, or if that woman Jennifer from Friends is still mad at her ex Brad Pitt, all that stuff. Last week, as I stood giggling, I became fascinated with the way gossip reporters have taken to combining the names of celebrities who are coupled, like when they used “Bennifer” for Jennifer Lopez and Ben Afleck, and most recently, “Brangelina”, to conveniently, I guess, shorten the names Brad and Angelina. Thank God, as I sit at dinner with my family, railing on about their relationship, that I don’t have to be constantly referring to them by using their whole first names.

Perhaps it’s a trend whose time has come. It’s perfectly alright with me, dear reader, if you choose, as you discuss my blog with your family over fish sticks and corn, to refer to my wife and me as “Rarie”, that is, the combination of the names Ric and Marie, pronounced Ruh-Ree.

So I had to write a song about it. My buddy Tim Ellis came over yesterday and laid down the guitar tracks, and I mixed it this morning. I have decided to make this one a freeby, since it is quite possibly the nichiest song I have ever produced, and therefore likely to be interesting to perhaps 5 people. However, I must say, I think it came out well, Tim’s parts are stellar as usual, and I really like the melody. So here it is, for your approval, for free download, or stream. The lyrics appear below. Please feel free to send the link on to anyone you wish.

Listen to "Brangelina", the song. here

My story in annoying detail:

10 comments:

I am The Swirling Chaos Between Your Eyes said...

I see you have the same blog layout as my own excellent.

The Today's Heroes Special Ops Warrior Foundation Revolutionary Front said...

Hello!

Dizzy said...

I could care less about Brad and Angelina.

Bangelina? That is worse than Bennifer.

marina said...

Hahaha! Awesome song! *grooves along*

Ric Seaberg said...

Thanks for the comments guys. My hope is, that as Brangelina mania continues to sweep the nation, my song will be taken as the anthem for those of us who have, shall we say, a more modest interest in celebrity fandom.

Ed said...

I find this kind of blog layout dull. Too much brown and beige. Makes me think of an old man in a tweed suit sipping tea whilst reading a pictureless book about railway bridges.

Leon said...

Yes, he promised and he has delivered! Great song!

cj said...

I really got a kick out of that song. It was funny over Christmas my mom announced she wasn't going to see any more of Brad's films... I had to laugh. I asked her who we were going to start oogling at now? She said "not a home wrecker!" I still die laughing at her seriousness.

Ric Seaberg said...

EXACTLY!!!!!! Thanks CJ, you made my day!

Cassandre said...

Hullo!

I'm from France and I saw the link to your song on a site and I was ...I must admit curious to listen to the song you've written...To be honest I expected a stupid song, somehow ridiculous but in fact it was all the contrary..I love the music, the sweet lyrics and your voice!! That's a great job!! And I'm gonna visit your site to see if I can listen to some others of your songs!!

Sincerly,
Cassie

P.S: Please forgive me for my bad English! Hope it was not that catastrophic and that you could understand me!!