For the second time in a week, Alicia Keys took to Dave Letterman's stage to perform a track from The Element of Freedom, performing "Empire State of Mind II" on Friday. The song is definitely missing Colbert, whose verse from last week spruced this up considerably. As someone who spent five days in New York in 2004, I don't understand why this New York treacle is getting so much play. I mean, the culture, music, film and pizza are fantastic, but are they worth listening to a horrible Alicia Keys song? I don't think so.