“Thursday, September 24, 2009
By Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
You've certainly been asked the question before: "Why do you live in Pittsburgh?"
Or you might say, "It's cheap."
Mark Fern just says, "I Like It Here."
That's the name of a new song and video from his band, Jack to My Friends.
Fern wrote the ode to his hometown about three months ago and then shot a scenic video timed for the G-20. It finds the singer-guitarist touring various local landmarks -- from Mount Washington to the Strip to PNC Park -- singing the Smithereens-style rocker.
Among the lyrics in the tune are "People say, 'What bet did you lose?' " -- you know, to be living here.
"I Like It Here" never mentions Pittsburgh by name, so conceivably people could sing it anywhere.
To see the video, go to www.jacktomyfriends.com.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09267/1000336-388.stm#ixzz1F5F059CN”