I've met him a couple times he's a different cat, I honestly wasn't sure if he was pulling an "Andy Kaufman" or not. He certainly is fully immersed in his character, I hope he comes out the the other side in one piece. His band is great, and people who "get him" love him, like super fans. He has tapped into that cult following very quickly.
Guess the songs are gone now. First heard of him yesterday reading about internet outrage over his SNL appearance. Looks like he's pretty good and unusually literate. I can't keep up with pop culture. Now get off my lawn.