Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Getting in an "Empire State of Mind" for Yankee Opening Day
I was trying to get Squawker Jon to do something special for the opening of baseball season. Maybe we could do our own version of "Empire State of Mind," I suggested? With us performing the song?
Jon was skeptical enough, but he gave me the glare to end all glares when I announced that I would play Jay-Z's role in the video, since he is the Yankee fan. Jon would get to rock the piano, a la the Captain in the Captain and Tennille.
Eventually, Squawker Jon agreed to play the piano, and even sing Alicia Keys' part. On one condition - that we would also remake the 1986's "Let's Go Mets" video, with me playing the role of Joe Piscopo. Harsh!
Anyhow, needless to say, we ended up doing neither video, so here's the original "Emipre State of Mind" video to kick off Opening Day.