Let’s Hear It For New York!

Oh how I love this glorious city.  I would live here my whole life if I could.  Below is a beautifully shot video and achingly catchy anthem from two real New Yorkers.  Several times in the last week I’ve watched it over and over consecutively.  My favorite thing about it is how authentically New York Alicia’s vocals are.  It’s rare you really hear a New York accent sung but she does it in a way that just gives me chills here.  Especially on the word “inspire.”  And how passionate is her piano playing without sitting.  It’s the first time I’ve really gotten her talent and can understand how she inspired Bob Dylan.

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Put simply, this song is going to stick around a long, long time as a worthy tribute to the greatest city on Earth.

Your Thoughts?

  • Erik

    It is a solid song. Glad to see that its recent appropriation of becoming sort of the new Yankees anthem hasn’t worn on you.

    • Daniel Fincke

      The whose-it of the what? ;)

      When the Yankees started turning Sinatra’s rendition of “New York, New York” into a signature song played whenever they won I had to learn the zen like ability to tune out that association. It came down to something very simple. It’s my city too. It’s the Mets’ city too. And I’m not letting them have Sinatra. And even if Jay-Z and Alicia Keys are notorious Yankee cap wearers and even if the song has explicit Yankee overtones, it doesn’t really matter. The city is bigger than them and it includes me and my Mets.