The Rob Thomas-Jayhawks connection
According to the Star Tribune's newly rebranded Artcetera blog, Thomas had the following to say about his new song: "Thank you, Twin Cities. Because without the Twin Cities, there wouldn't be Minneapolis. And without Minneapolis, there wouldn't be the Jayhawks. And without the Jayhawks, there wouldn't have been [the inspiration for] that song. ... I don't know what you do here, must be something in the water."
Here's a video of Thomas performing the song at a recent show. Try not to gag at his introduction.