Messages April 2008

Date: Tue Apr 29 21:52
Chris Marksbury (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Just wanted to express how much I loved Josh's voice in The School of Fish. I was always a fan.....I've been out of the loop and was unaware of his passing until recently. I am glad that I have this music to listen to. He left something very special behind for sure.......

Date: Tue Apr 22 09:49
Julianne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, you've done it again. I've been thinking of you and your mom a lot lately, and suddenly I felt a sort of "nudge" to head over here. And what do I find but a post from my dear friend Thomas saying he's listening to another of your albums? It's strange seeing "Josh Clayton Felt Like Making a Live Record" available for download. That's one of my faves! I suppose it's a good kind of strange, since more people will be able to enjoy it as much as I do. Peace and love ... Julianne

Date: Thu Apr 3 21:47
Connie Naqvi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Maybe it was your spirit Maybe it was the words you uttered I don’t know But there was something beautiful about you Maybe it was the blessing of your feet touching the ground Or the pause on your lips when you felt it You made me feel it Because there was something beautiful about you Maybe it was the magic that flowed from your pen Your smile of spirituality Your words that still linger Now I know There was something beautiful about you Something still beneath you Something transcendent inside you And you made me feel it It was the beauty inside you

Date: Thu Apr 3 20:35
Thomas Hassel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I have discovered Josh a couple of years ago and listened to his album Spirit Touches Ground. Now I got hands on Inarticulate Nature Boy, which is really a revelation. It is so sad, that this talented musician died so young.

Date: Thu Apr 3 00:41
Connie Naqvi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Wow. You have left me speechless. Back in the early 90's I became a big fan of School of Fish. It was only a couple weeks ago that I saw one of your videos for the first time. I decided to look you up on Myspace to see what you have been up to but much to my surprise...you were not there. I had no idea that you were gone. When I found out about your passing, I was deeply saddened. Since then I have learned more about you, especially from your website. I read some of your words and I honestly cannot express how beautiful, deep, eloquent and meaningful you were. I will continue to listen to your music, as I have been for the past 17 years or so. And on your behalf, I will make a donation to Descendants of the Earth if I can find them. Josh, you will forever inspire me. Lots of love to you....

Date: Tue Apr 1 02:01
Joe Caravella (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh I never Knew You, I Just felt you! I was working in my College radio station Passing Time between my Music Theory class & My Studio Enigineering 110 Lab at queensBorough college in NY in 1991 when across my desk came a Envelope from Capitol records,at that time they were sending me nothing but crap & I dreaded what I would Find (Ohh Please not another Poison CD I begged a person who never heard me) What I found was a CD named School Of Fish. with intersting names for songs like Deepend or Wrong & Fell, My curiosity got the best of me I took the shinny disc to the cd review room put on a set of cans & pressed play & sir You changed evrything for me then!! I am overwhelmed with sadness to find that you have passed on Yea many years after the fact. I was putting My music into my new ipod and was up to the letter S so it was time to put the first album & human cannonball into my itunes so i could put you in my pod when i started wondering what ever happend to you your band your talent I now know the answer. See your music touched me we were only 2 years seperated in age & when your album came out & 3 strange days was blaring out of our little college radio station for the rest of the semester you gave me hope that people still wanted to hear a catchy heart felt melody, that songcraft didn't die in the din of big hair & distored guitars that plagued music for most of the 80's, you bridged a tiny little gap in my life that seemed to grow more & more into an abyss with the advent of grunge. But when all seemed lost I could listen to euphoria & all would seem right in the world. I am still playing music at the tender age of 43 I never thought I'd outlive Rock Music or The Industry & i sure didnt think I'd out live someone younger than me as you were/are but now I am again filled with sadness that you beauty & music has been silenced but I am comforted in Knowing I will always have what you left behind to comfort me like a warm security blanket. Tonight when I take the stage I will sing for you I will break into 3 strange days and share you with my audiance my band used to play that song when our shows werent going well & it would bring our fans back into the good vibes tonight it is time to sing it again You are loved. God once again has got a great band I know your there with John & George & brian & Jimi & Jim and althose that passed before you 7 you are putting on a show to beat all shows. May you find peace in the clouds & in the arms of god Peace Love Joe Caravella of The band "Late Model Jesus"