To some, he's been an amusing lunchtime novelty.
To others, he's an annoyance worthy of calls to the police.
Still others (ok, us) find him odd fodder for our Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? feature.
So who exactly is that bearded guy sporting a beret who has been parking his green convertible sportscar outside the Sweetwater Music Hall in recent days, sitting atop its back seat, plugging his iPad into his car stereo system to play instrumental music and belting out tunes like Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" and Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence," drawing smirks and glares in the process?
He's Forest Fox a Napa-based singer and performer whose real name, if he's to be believed, is Robert Barrett D'Elia, the author of an "epic science fiction adventure trilogy for family fun best read aloud," according to his website. Fox says he's the owner of the Paintball Jungle facility in American Canyon and has performed at the Sweetwater before on the Monday Open Mic night, though Sweetwater officials couldn't confirm that to be true.
"I've gotten pretty burnt out on clubs and sports bars and all that - I just like to sing," Fox says. "It seems very appropriate that I be here."