so his look is owed to boy george. but his voice is so dreamy and androgynous--notes of my girl nina simone--meloncholy, somber, other-worldly. i had completely forgotten how much I loved his 2005 Album I Am A Bird Now until I heard Terry Gross mention him on Fresh Air. (I had a horrible incident in 2007 where I "transferred" all of the music on my ibook to an external hard drive and subsequently lost all of it. about 50gigs of it--i forget what I even had). His latest album The Crying Light was released January 19--I plan to get it asap.