Well, even though I haven't gotten official word from the man himself (call me back, mister!), I'd say this photographic evidence speaks volumes. This is a picture of Marcus Charles inside the Crocodile taken just last Saturday by local photographer David Choe (a.k.a. "Invisible Hour", who is supposedly documenting the reopening process:
And Jim Anderson back behind the sound booth!:
I've spoken with Charles briefly and he assures me all will be revealed soon and that "a friendly voice and face" are involved. Intriguing. I'll post more news as I have it.