Messages January 2008

Date: Wed Jan 30 05:09
Bill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hey Josh - saw you last night - geez it was so vivid I just can't believe it was anything else. Hope all is well and say Hi to Marylin. Thinking of you all day today. Cheers man. Bill

Date: Tue Jan 29 21:31
Lindsay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hey Joshy, Thanks for the dream last week. I liked this one! I woke up feeling like you were right here with me. Eight years since you have been gone. I don't believe it. Seems like I just saw your beautiful face. I know you are watching us here. Man life has changed so much. Married to a wonderful man that treats me like a princess and getting ready for our first child soon. Thank you for still coming to visit. I miss you with all my heart and love you. Lindsay

Date: Thu Jan 24 22:25
Lisa Simmons (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Thinking of you, Josh...In fact, I think of you quite often and that one time I brought that Collings guitar (and those cookies from Manis Bakery) to the studio and how you played it and loved it--fond memories I have of you. I had just found out that I was "with child" before you died...he was at your funeral, too....My son is now 7 and we listen to your songs on my iPod in the car...:]

Date: Wed Jan 23 20:53
Jami Lula (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hey Little Bro I am still waving at you all the time. My son Dylan who is now 5 1/2, and he would remind you of that, Ocassionally waves to you as well. I refer "Spirit Touches Ground" on many of my gigs. I say if you can't afford my CD tonight go out and buy Josh's it will MOVE YOU! I am staying on the planet for now. It is up in a whirlwind. You left at a good time and you left behind what I need to hear. A DEEP SOUL! Love and Blessings, Jami

Date: Mon Jan 21 23:23
Keith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    WOW. I had no idea that he died. Many years ago I went to a Tori Amos concert and Josh was opening for her. I was a fan of School of fish and recognized his voice right away. I didn't know who he was but I knew I had to hear more. When I left I made sure to buy his Inarticulate Nature Boy CD. I have listened to that CD many MANY times ever since seeing that concert. It has so many good songs. I was driving home last week and heard a song on XM Radio that I instantly recognized as being a Josh Clayton-Felt song that I had never heard. So today I decide to find out what it was and where I could get it...which brings me here. I'm 8 years late and several CDs short, but what a loss. I think he was a great songwriter. I've only got two albums, SoF and INB but I'm always listening to them. I hope many more people discover him and his music. It has meant a lot to me over the years.

Date: Sun Jan 20 04:20
Tommy Manzi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I hear echos of you in my mind all the time... friendship can be so short some times... forgetting is so long. We all miss you Joshua... Marilyn too. Much love on this day to everyone. TM 8

Date: Sat Jan 19 21:03
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    How strange. 8 strange years. I am sittting at a restaurant that used to be a different restaurant. Remember Red? Its now "bld." " Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner." I, on ocassion, had all three of those meals with you. I do now. On ocassion. 8 years. I think we met at 8 years old. 8 is my favorite number. Yaz was number 8. 2008. I can sit in a restaurant and write on the blog of my late best friend from my phone! What would you have thought. The "uniting" aspects of the Internet would have thrilled you. You the state of the world, not so much. I am happy. I love my job. It brings out my highest self and challenges me to maintain it. My wife is lovely and gondola-ing her way through Venice, Italy as I type, or maybe she's out to dinner. See, I just want to talk to you again. If you get a chance go help "oh Dorian" - her music deserves a chance to he heard. Just thought I'd mention it. d;-) I miss you deeply and thoroughly. Your family is sweet. I miss Marilyn. You gave her a certain freedom through your lessons of releasing fear. It is a gift we all hold in us. I love you, buddy. - Jeff Jeff

Date: Sat Jan 19 17:24
Laura Clayton Baker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It's been 8 years Josh...your joyful spirit is always there for me helping me to take pleasure in every moment. Also, the gentle push not to be fearful...something I need reminding about often, and whenever I bring you into focus I smile and relax. Yesterday I was imagining what it would have been like if you were still here, coming over and hanging out, and those ordinary moments not happening are heartbreaking. We'll be having pancakes this morning, and spending the day in an orange grove in Ojai...a lovely place for me to think about you today. I love you all. Laura

Date: Fri Jan 18 23:24
elsa (ev):
    Josh, you are not forgotten. Never will be. Always sending you loving energy. I look forward tomorrow in having a peaceful spiritual day in your honor. Send my love to your mom, she did wonders for me. all ways love. x

Date: Mon Jan 14 10:41
bridger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    ive been missing your music quite a bit lately,josh. my girlfriend heard me playing fountain last night and asked me to turn it up. i told her about you and how i got to meet you and see you play in dc so many years ago. i also found the 'save if for later' cover the band did on ebay! i cant wait to hear it again. now im on a mission to find the live album. anyway. its january. new england is getting a noreaster. and youre in my thoughts.

Date: Sun Jan 13 07:16
steve perry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    After all the years after college, the first album stands up as a life long work. Strange, how it needed to be that way. The guitar and vocal work on this album, are introspective and well done. Subsequent recordings, solo, show the prowess of the author, but lack the polish of the big recording contract, thought the talent exists. Sadly, it cannot be harnessed or refined. Time has expired. However, the pop song, 3 strange days still gets it, and I am, into the deep end, way over my head. God bless.

Date: Wed Jan 9 22:39
Rachel Noyes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I finally joined the world of ipods and for some strange reason I started with the cds beginning with s. I slid School of Fish into the computer and smiled as memories of Josh came into my head. I went for a walk today on the little island I call home and sang along deciding that when I got home I would google Josh and find out if he was still creating fabulous music. I was shocked to see him referred to as the "late" Josh Clayton-Felt and even though it was 8 years ago I find myself crying at the keyboard. I was one of the fortunate ladies to be in his life during his years at Brown. He was just starting out, playing lots with a dear friend of mine and those are even more precious memories now that he is gone. I hope to add his later music to my collection and will check in from time to time. If Chad Fischer ever comes here, drop me a note. I may have some pictures to share with family if you would like them. Rachel

Date: Tue Jan 1 02:01
jamie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    This time of the year is always hard for me. Josh always seem to know when a visit is needed and once again, there he was, just as I was settling in to the holiday blues. King of the Dollar (seriously!)was randomly on the radio while I was at the gym. I never hear the music but had forgotten my ipod so I was listening to the random radio selection when there it was...thank you Josh for reminding me of your awesome spirit and getting me through these hard holiday days. Give my love to Marilyn and a huge hug to my dad...please tell him how very much I miss him.