Now, that I am a Master, I have all the time in the world to oralize (is that even a word?) on jakesmom.
One of the pleasures of the east coast is the ability to get from chinatown to chinatown in all of the big north east cities cheaply on the Chinatown buses. I found this song via Stereogum, which is a hilarious tribute to every ones favorite mode of transportation.
I also recently heard a concert by Mason Jennings in the city of brotherly shove. It was pretty sweet and he even did a segment on World Cafe Live while he was in town.