Messages February 2000

Date: Tue Feb 29 23:49
jim andrews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just read about Josh' passing in Rolling Stone . . . this is terrible. I will always be grateful to him and his bandmates in School Of Fish for not being jerks to me when I approached them after a brilliant SXSW showcase right before their record broke. We ended up playing foosball upstairs at the Jelly Club (perhaps called the Cannibal Club at the time, I can't remember) for a couple of hours, and I will never forget that they sucked just about as bad as I did! For years after that night, I'd run into those guys after various School Of Fish shows, and they ALWAYS remembered my name and were genuinely friendly towards me. That's a rarity amongst pop music stars, and although I'm not the type to be very starstruck, I have to admit it made me feel good. Simply put, Josh was one of the good guys, and it's a shame that more people didn't get a chance to be touched by his message. Here's to Josh -- I'm ready for another game of foosball! jim andrews austin, tx

Date: Tue Feb 29 23:03
John Price (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Isn't it always that way...We never really catch on until we've missed it. I never knew much about Josh other than what I felt from his music. I was an instant fan, its something about the way of it all. He was a talented Shooting Star...and his acclaim: In time, On time, and Timeless! From the heart, John

Date: Tue Feb 29 15:40
David Mayo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just heard about this web site today and I get here and find out that Josh is dead. I took my wife to see Tori Amos in Oklahoma City in late 1996 (I think). I'm not a particularly big Amos fan and was really in awe when I saw Josh open the show. He played the whole thing with just an electric guitar, no band. Before Tori came on, I went out to the lobby to check out possible merchandise. I bought Inarticulate Nature Boy and Josh came over. He joked about how every one of the discs had faulty cases. (The little thingies that kept the disc on were all broke.) I was playing music at the time and we talked for a few minutes about Donovan. He signed my disc "To David, Thanks for the vocal lessons." I still listen to that disc pretty regularly and this is quite a shock. My thoughts go out to the people who knew him.

Date: Sun Feb 27 10:11
Scott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I heard the other day of Josh's passing and was completely shocked. Originally from L.A. I totally remember the School of Fish era. They really made an impact in the west and on music in general. I did get a chance to see Josh in Atlanta a few years ago when his first solo record came out.I have to admit I didn't know who he was but, a lovely young lady gave me some insite on him and what he had done previously and I immediately remembered.It was a great show and I did get a chance to chat w/ his bass player and found out what a great muscian he was. He will be missed. Sidenote: I ran into this woman again as she was applying for a job where I work and we've become very good friends. What a strange life we lead..... R.Scott....Christopher Robin

Date: Sat Feb 26 12:43
J. Colton Telford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    You know, the world always seemed a brighter place knowing someone like Josh was out there writing music to inspire, lead and move us. The irony is, you don't realize how much so until you think about what it's going to be like without him. Everything seems just that much more drab and empty. We will always have his music. That beautiful voice, the heartfelt words. Truly, he is one of the geniouses of our time. I have never met Josh. I'v only seen him once in a video... yet through the beauty and honesty of his music, I feel like he is an old friend. Now, a lost one. I found of passing only today, and as i read the words my heart sank. With my three year old son next to me, I began to cry and couldn't stop. The connection I have felt to his music has always baffled me. From the first time I heard his voice, I FELT him. Now, I feel the lack of him. But music rages in my head and heart. That kind of connection can only come from pure, kind openness. I know, without even meeting him, that he was a kind person. I'm sure his family will atest that he was a truly wonderous and inspirational human being. I know this to be true. I know it from his music, which bears the proof. While this may seem flowery, especially for someone who never met him, it is nonetheless true. This is not the normal me. Too much emotion. But it wouldn't be right if I didn't give back a little of what josh has given me. To his family: Be assured that he will live on..in his music. I will pass it down to my son and he to his. So I promise you, he will never truly be gone. Good Luck, God Bless and thank you Josh.

Date: Fri Feb 25 14:38
Gary Wanlass (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I have a sound company in SLC, UT and had the pleasure of working with Josh a couple of times. I remember how star struck and excited I was to meet him for the first time after being such a big fan of school of fish. He was such an amazing song writer and a joy to be around. I am very sorry for his friends and family. I know this must of been an incredible loss. Even I feel so sad and I only spent parts of two days with him. However, with songs as amazing as Josh's, everyone who listend felt close to him and will be able to keep close to him. I will miss him and his song writing very much. Sincerely, Gary.

Date: Fri Feb 25 08:50
John Mondlock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    2/25/00 I was (am) saddened to hear the news of Josh's passing. I never had the honor of meeting him, but I did have the pleasure of his music and seeing SOF twice. I was listening to "Inarticulate Nature Boy" the other day when a friend of mine called me and told me the sad news. Maybe it was a sign or something, who knows. I just wanted to send my condolences to Josh's family, friends and fans. He truly will be missed and always remembered. John Mondlock Chicago, Il.

Date: Thu Feb 24 15:52
Steve Paddack (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was sad to hear the loss of Josh, I remembering hearing 3 strange days,and imediately having to go buy the cd, not realizing that it would be my all time favorite CD. The whole CD is a work of Art. Truely.I always tell everyone I know about School of Fish. Its a shame We lost the band as well as a great Vocalist. I never had the pleasue of meeting Josh or any of the members of SOF,But at least we have that great work of art that Josh was so mush a part of, SOF. I did get the pleasure of seeing ,Micheal Ward with John Hiatte and the Wallflowers. What a great pleasure to see him. I can only imagine what it was like to see SOF,it had to be and incredible experiance. I was hoping somehow SOF would get back together for a reuion but I don't think that could happen now. Peace be with you Josh,and thank you for such a great work of art. I'm sure your feeling a Great "Uphoria",,,, Drummer of That Band in Atlantic Highlands NJ. Steve Paddack

Date: Wed Feb 23 13:59
claris Sayadian-Dodge (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I met Josh briefly at a recording studio in Hollywood. He made an impression. I'm no longer with that studio. The music industry is small and when you're no longer a part, it feels empty and scary. Josh must have felt it at times. Thanks God, the negative feeling doesn't last long. That's because you remember what made you part of the music bizz in the first place -- THE MUSIC! Unfortunately, the system doesn't always recognize or reward talent, as it should. I was honored to be at the Chapling Theater and hear Josh's beautiful recording. Thank you to my friend, Marvin who invited me and all the organizers. This world needs more kind and talented souls like Josh. I want to end on a positive note. But, I am sad. Maybe it's the rain or that time of the month... Maybe it's the world's way of showing us "what really counts." Time is relative. Quality is more important than quantity. In the short time that Josh was on this earth, he made everyone he met aware that life is love, precious, kind, fun, scary, rich, magical, music, and sad... He is remembered. Piece. C

Date: Mon Feb 21 21:38
Brian Tremain (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    What can be said other than the fact that this world has lost a truly sincere and gifted artist. It shocked me to my very soul to hear of Josh's passing. I was diagnosed with cancer myself at the age of 21 and I can still clearly recall the sudden awareness that no one is immortal. However, Josh has left me with something that is, his music. I had the opportunity to meet Josh and Mike at a Fishbone concert that School of Fish opened for. While the band that opened for SOF played I happened to look next to me, and standing there in the crowd were Josh and Mike. Of course, I immediately introduced myself and told Josh what a big fan of his music I was. Although I was only able to speak to him for a few, short minutes, I was moved by his openness and sincerity. He was a true artist in every sense of the word. He was magic. My prayers go out to his family that they might sense God's peace at this time. We love you Josh.

Date: Mon Feb 21 16:04
Jennifer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It's been several weeks since I heard the news about Josh's death, and still don't feel truly ready to express all of my thoughts about Josh. How do you write about someone who was a stranger, yet affected your life in many ways? I met Josh a few years back, when I was working at a radio station in Philadelphia. He was promoting INB, and on Valentine's Day he came to our offices and played a few tunes, live, in the lobby. His music made an incredible impression on me, but even more, I was amazed at the brightness of the soul shining through the music. A few weeks later, the day the cd was released, I saw him open for Del Amitri in Delaware. There, on stage, I again saw the energy and spirit and passion just radiating from him as he played... and the next day I went out and bought his CD as soon as the store opened. INB became the soundtrack for my life for the rest of that year... It was the only tape in my car, and the only cd in my player at home. And every time I listened to his songs, I felt his love and energy shooting out of the speakers and right into my heart. I will miss Josh so much... my big regret is missing the chance to get to know him better. I moved to Boston shortly before he came home... but didn't find out we were so close by until a few weeks before his passing. If only I'd known sooner. My love goes out to all of Josh's family and friends... We're all together with him in spirit. Jennifer

Date: Sun Feb 20 16:30
Jeremy Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I am in total shock. I can't believe he is gone. I wish I had known him better. My wife and I saw him open for Tori Amos a couple of years ago and immediately fell in love with his music. I had listened to School of Fish before, but it wasn't until after I bought his CD that I found out he was the lead singer. I just wish more people were aware of his talent. He will be sorely missed.

Date: Sun Feb 20 00:35
Jennifer Velarde (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    My heart hurts so badly. It just aches. I had no idea our friend Josh had moved on. Oh my goodness....This is hard. The first and only time I met Josh was at a Dishwalla concert in Boulder Colorado about 3 or 4 years ago. His music blew me away. I was fascinated, I barely allowed myself to blink the entire time he was on stage. After the show, while I was waiting for some friends, I noticed that Josh was watching me from across the room. He motioned for me to join him, so I did. He told me if I wrote my name on his mailing list, he would send me flowers. He was incredibly honest, and seemed so kind and....oh, he was simply beautiful. I am lucky that I crossed paths with such an amazing man. Thankyou friends.

Date: Sat Feb 19 01:18
Scott Cranwill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I am in a state of utter shock. I am a screenwriter, and actor and a long time fan of Josh and "School of Fish". Since first being exposed to his music, I have followed his career and I consider his work some of the best I have ever heard. Some things just strike a chord with me and his music is one of those things. I have done my best to pass on his music to all my friends and aquaintences in hopes that they will find the same inspiration that I have. As I write I often listen to his music to help me, and it was through doing this that I happened to look up his name on the internet. I can't tell you how much I was saddened to read the news of his passing. I have never written a letter to someone I didn't know before, but I felt compelled to say something after all that I feel he has done for me. Josh will be greatly missed, and my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. I can only imagine that the same spark that touched all of his fans, lives on in all of you. Sincerely, Scott Cranwill.

Date: Fri Feb 18 17:57
Peter Mervis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I never really knew Josh when he was here in physical form. Many people close to me knew him well. In turn I feel as though I've gotton to know him and I feel a deep sense of loss. I'd be willing to bet the farm that Josh is smiling as he sees the profound change which he has been the catalyst for. Change in not only the lives of the people he knew personally but also the people who come into contact those people...and so on. Josh's passing, as tragic as it is, has opened so many hearts to the light and I hope he is joyful.

Date: Fri Feb 18 14:15
Rob De Sousa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    School of Fish the first album I had won at some club in Providence back in the early 90's. Ah, the club was JR's Fastlane. I was there to see a Doors tribute band and was underage at the time. At first listen I was hooked. Josh's voice and Mike's guitar work unique. Human Cannonball in my mind was even better. I got to meet Josh and Mike in 1993 for the first time at Club Babyhead RI. I was dressed suit and tie and had a cashmere over coat on. After the show the bouncer was standing in front of the backstage door. So I went over to him and said "I need to get back there and speak with Josh and Mike". Bouncer said okay! I got to hangout with Josh and Mike for awhile they signed my Human Cannonball disc, which I hold very close to me. Since that time of SOF breakup I never really kept up with Mike other than that great solo he played on the song "Trumpet" off of Josh's first solo disc. I've met Josh many times which if you've met him you know how precious that time was.

Date: Thu Feb 17 16:41
Steve Rivo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It is not enough to write that I was deeply, deeply saddend by Josh's death. My heart, and those of my whole family, goes out to Marilyn, Henry, Laura and all those who knew and loved Josh. To read and experience this website, which I have found myself visiting and re-visiting over the past few weeks, is to just begin to understand the impact of one gifted guy on thousands of people -- some who knew him well, others, like me, who have fond memories but may have lost touch over the years, and so very many who experienced him through his music and performances. I have always joyfully remembered the times we spent with Josh as kids -- my sisters, our parents, Marilyn and Henry and Josh -- burrowed away for a few days every winter in Henry's brilliant round house in Vermont. At Hogback mountain, Josh taught me how to ski, but back in the house, he taught me something else, something I did not realize I had learned until quite recently: what an artist is like when he is a boy. Sometimes, after we played checkers and air-hockey and charades, Josh would show me poems he had written, or talk about a short story he was working on for school, or begin fiddling around with a guitar or a harmonica. At the time I was too young to understand what it was all about, but one thing I know I thought was that he was one really cool dude, and that has stayed with me always.

Date: Wed Feb 16 18:40
Brian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    You're still brightening up my day! Thanks for your the music and words you have left with us!

Date: Wed Feb 16 00:05
Alex (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was truely saddened by the untimely death of Josh. It just recently came to my attention in the LA Weekly.I was hoping it wasn't true. His brilliant music will never be forgotten. Their debut album will forever remain as one of my favorite albums of all time. I'm glad I can say I had the pleasure of seeing School Of Fish twice in concert. Just before I read the message on the webpage, I immediately put on Speechless because I felt it was only appropriate. God Bless You Josh, your music will live on Alex

Date: Mon Feb 14 21:08
scooter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    beautiful people and wonderful stories! i wish i knew him when i was growing!

Date: Mon Feb 14 20:53
Meghan Adler, Runkle School classmate (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    My most vivid memory of Josh was his white electirc guitar. In 8th grade, my twin sister, Sarah, and my close friends, Amy Goldberg, Beth Moyes and Dave Axelrod, along with other Runkle Schoolers, would head to Clinton Road for "Boy-Girl Parties". Josh would often greet us at the door, barefoot, tight white jeans and a white guitar strapped to his shoulders. God, did we think he was cool! He would lead us to the basement and soon, Dentist Chair and Spin the Bottle, took over. When Josh was not participating in these childish yet highly educational games, he was often in the corner, hanging out peacefully, strumming to Prince and Tears For Fears songs. Years later, the word got out that Josh had actually gone somewhere with that white guitar of his. Amy, Beth and myself, still close friends after all of these years, went to hear him play in Cambridge. It was nice to see him all grown up! The white guitar had been replaced (Thank God!) and the once pubescent face had changed into a mature one, with a goti and long hair. No 80's white jeans by the way! After that, I remained on his mailing list for sometime until I moved to New York. Sarah continued to see him play in Seattle. When I heard the recent news of his passing, I was shocked, saddened and stunned. It brought a deeper sense of mortality to my life. It reminded me of the preciousness of life and the deeper commitment I want to make towards living out my dreams, continuing to be kind to my family and friends and to honoring and remembering those who have left us. Josh, I will remember you. I consider the color white to symbolize grace, peace and serenity. Your guitar was white. You were white, with grace. You brought peace and serenity to those around you. Good bye for now. - Meghan

Date: Mon Feb 14 18:54
jen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    For all of you that never got to see Josh live or never knew who he was before this awful loss, I am sorry for you. I only had the priviledge of seeing him perform once and I became a fan. Fan is such a bad word but when you really enjoy someones art and it speaks to you a some level, there is no other word. I have been looking for any information on Josh for the last 6 months and had given up. Then today, I finally found something and man what a drag. I can't believe what I have read. Please go out and buy his records, School of Fish, solo stuff, whatever you can find. His gift deserves to be heard. Thanks....

Date: Mon Feb 14 18:45
Man of golden words (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I didn't know anything about they guy and then tonic had that quote of his about creating life and its experiences, now I can't find it and I want to write it down, can anybody email it to me or something?

Date: Mon Feb 14 10:29
Chad Boyer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I'm a massive Tonic/Dishwalla fan and the opportunity to see them---- due to the death of some musician I'd never heard of---- in a small venue seemed like a godsend. Afterwards . . . wow. Listening to the artists perform Josh's music, including Dishwalla doing PAINT THE TREE GREEN, I was fascinated and deeply moved. I went to Josh's site and kept playing his songs over and over again, reading the messages of sympathy. Soon, like so many have already said, I began to feel like I'd lost someone close. What a person, what a soul. God bless you, Josh, your family and friends. What a magical man.

Date: Sun Feb 13 19:39
Tina Thiry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    To the family, friends and many fans of Josh Clayton-Felt, my prayers are with you. I am deeply sorry for your loss, I am writing for my brother, Gary Hibbard, who was a huge fan of Josh and his music. My brother listened to his words and found comfort while he was going through some very painful experiences. He even had me listening to Josh's music, what a wonderfully talented, young man, who will be missed by many. My brother even said that it felt like he had lost a brother the day Josh passed, he found solace and meaning in Josh's words, and he will eternally be grateful. He met him at a show, briefly, but, he was amazed at the humbleness in Josh's eyes, the softness in his voice as they talked. We both just lost our Mother recently, and we know the pain and longing, but, they are both in a far better place, waiting for us to catch up. Please be at peace knowing that he is in good hands now, and his voice will be heard in the wind and the giggling of children, the rush of the ocean. We will miss you dear friend, be at peace, sing from the mountaintops. Thank you, Josh, Always a fan, Gary L. Hibbard, and Tina Thiry

Date: Sun Feb 13 11:58
Mitch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just heard about the concert, but after it happened. If someone sent emails to everyone who posted here, more would have known about it. I would have loved to attend. oh well

Date: Sun Feb 13 02:55
Jaime (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It was a few days after Josh's passing when I found out and I have held him in my thoughts since then. When I think of Josh the first thing that that come to mind is his constantly smiling face and his bright eyes. He always had kind words for everyone and always treated others with respect. He was a huge inspiration to me and my music and I thank Josh for that. He touched and inspired many and he will live on through them and also through his music. I know that everytime someone thinks of him or listens to his music that he is looking down on them with that beautiful smile on his face. My prayers and love go to his parents, family, and others he left behind. We all miss you terribly Josh, this world just isn't the same without you and your kindness. May we all try hard to carry on the wonderful traits that Josh had. I know that Josh is on his dragonfly flying free in a wonderful, higher place. Ride on forever Josh.

Date: Sat Feb 12 17:04
kc (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I feel kind of strange posting here, because I only today ever heard of Josh Clayton-Felt. I went to the TONIC page, and found myself learning about someone who evidently touched many people. But I'm grateful in a general way that his friends are dedicated to preserving Josh's memory, that people like me, in the middle of nowhere, might not pass by unaltered. God continue to bless Josh, his friends, and family.

Date: Sat Feb 12 05:17
Laura Sharp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I could not believe it when I read the news that Josh had passed away. I happened into a Tori Amos site that posted the sad news. He was so talented! I bet the angels in heaven are enjoying his beautiful spirit and voice.

Date: Sat Feb 12 01:18
J (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    What sad news this was to hear tonight. Music has lost another great talent. I'm glad I was able to shake his hand once. I hope that somebody will take it upon themself to see that josh's "new" record is released. After the tremendous struggle he went though with the business to just own his own music, I think it would be a wonderful tribute to get that record to his fans where it belongs. Josh put up a great fight for all the bands left in the dark by the music business. It would just be right. Live long josh-

Date: Fri Feb 11 19:31
Daniel Jackson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I recently posted my message, but had forgot to post the poem I wrote expressing this sad event. Golden Skies Ahead, Travelled roads behind. Led by the music in your heart You brought out the emotion In everyone like the magnet you are. Where you are, every tree is green, and we are the children of Your eyes.

Date: Fri Feb 11 19:26
Daniel Jackson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I first heard Josh at a Tori Amos concert. He was one of the most lively musicians I have ever seen in my life. Later that year I listened to my brother's School of Fish album, and recognized the voice of Josh. From that moment on, I realized how incredibly talented he was. I was deeply saddened that such a tragedy could occur to such a young man with so much ahead of him. I extend my condolences to all people, fans, friends, and family who ever heard or knew him. I know that he is in Heaven with the people that influenced his writing and music. I never knew Josh personally, but I feel that he is happy where he is right now. God Bless You Josh Clayton-Felt. You will be missed by everyone.

Date: Fri Feb 11 07:34
Tara Castruita (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was fortunate enough to see Josh perform in October of 1996 in Austin,Tx. I soon went out to buy his album and have been a fan ever since. I always remembered his performance as being awesome with just him & his guitar. He was a great performer and from what I've read a great person. My condolences go out to his family and friends. I will go to my car and put on "Doubt." (I can't remeber if that's the name or not, but I'm singing it to myself and it seems to be.) tara

Date: Thu Feb 10 20:46
Frank Parong (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I have had the pleasure of knowing Josh for over 2 years, we met at a Native American Sweat Lodge. In knowing you Josh I found in a person someting I can't find very much. I will never forget when you came back from Boston and I saw you at a Lodge, we hugged, and then you said "it's so good to see you" I think for the first time in my life I felt those words go straight to my heart. They were no longer words, but a message, and I know with your great big heart you sent that message and feelings to a whole lot of other people. I miss you Josh, My father passed away in Oct, when you see him sing him a song like you sang for us. Thank you Josh for everything. Mitakuye Oyasin For All Our Relations

Date: Thu Feb 10 17:40
Jason (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    All I want to say is that wherever Josh is and whatever he is doing, I love his music and he will always be one of the greatest musicians of all time. Love, peace, and happiness with Josh

Date: Thu Feb 10 13:08
Chris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    The only time I ever saw Josh in person was when he opened for Tori Amos at Baltimore's Lyric Opera House a few years back -- but for some reason his death, and all the outpouring since then, has moved me immeasurably. Wherever you are, I hope you've found your own "Euphoria." We'll miss you. chris

Date: Thu Feb 10 02:12
MATT PREUS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I'm extremely saddened upon hearing that Josh had passed. I've known Josh for many years not only as a fan of his music but also as his recording equipment salesperson. He will be sorely missed. He was one of those very few musicians with the rare combination of having such pure natural talent and being an amazingly nice guy at the same time. A true musician with his head in the right place and a great attitude.

Date: Thu Feb 10 01:05
Erik (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I saw school of fish once at a Kroq acoustic christmas back in the day when it was actually acoustic. Of all the bands that played that night, and there were a lot of them, school of fish struck me more than anything else as a bunch of guys doing what they loved and having fun. The loss of anyone so young and so giving of himself is always tragic. The loss of someone who was so talented as an artist is more painful still. God bless him, and we who were fans thank him, for giving what he gave and leaving it behind.

Date: Thu Feb 10 00:29
Barbara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, it is entirely my loss to never have met you, all these people on this page have some wonderful story to tell about meeting you and i feel so left out and it truly hurts it's kind of weird because i'm not sure why. I miss you and I hope you'll visit me in my dreams and play me a song some night.

Date: Thu Feb 10 00:20
Rinka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just heard on the Radio that there is going to be a benefit for Josh, I had NO idea that he had passed....I am heartbroken. I have no idea why i'm writing this but i feel like i need to. I missed you before Josh but NOW what am i going to do? I'll never hear the "turtle song" again and it makes me incredibly sad. Be Free...love from Me

Date: Wed Feb 9 21:09
Deborah Gee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I didn't know Josh as well as some but he touched me deeply... My first experience meeting Josh was at Anastasia's Coffeehouse in Santa Monica. It was a packed night and the place was running out of clean coffee cups. Josh and Jami Lula went to the back and started washing cups for the establishment. I was so impressed by "let's get back here and help". No ego, just eager to help. I thought... I can learn from this. I spoke with Josh several times and hung out a couple of times and he was so helpful and encouraging for me with regards to my own musical project. His energy was up, fun and deep and at the same time reminded me of my own deceased brother who incidentally had the same birthdate as Josh. I miss his beautiful spirit and am grateful to have been touched by an angel... I look forward to the release of his latest material he was working on prior to his transition. Thank you for your presence on the planet Josh.

Date: Wed Feb 9 18:04
scooter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I can't help to write this because it's not often you come across so many wonderful, loving people as yourselves. If you lived in my area i would invite all of you to be my friends. In a strange way i am addicted to reading these wonderful condolences.(spelled wrong probably). They really are some of the nicest things i have ever heard. Josh would of been honored in a shy way by having you all as his fans. I wish one day that i could have people look up to me as we do Josh. I was just listening to the live version he sings of 3 strange days on the live album and it is setting the mood perfectly. i hope all of you the very best, love scooter

Date: Wed Feb 9 17:01
Gerry Galipault (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    For those interested, I have posted a brief tribute to Josh at http://www.pauseandplay.com, along with a copy of my 1991 interview with him. Hope you'll visit. God bless you, Josh.

Date: Wed Feb 9 16:30
Melinda Mattox (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    What a wonderfull sole Josh was. I never had the chance to meet him in person, but his music throughout the years touched a deep place in me. Our loss is Heaven's gain!!!

Date: Wed Feb 9 10:25
Keith Valcourt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was lucky enough to work with Josh during my years in artist development at Capitol-EMI. I spent several "Strange Days" and nights with him and the other guys from School Of Fish. My heart goes out to his family and close friends. The sadest thing to me is that I saw just about a month back at Luna Park. I had just performed stand up in the downstairs room and noticed him (cd box in hand) upstairs heading toward the back room. I thought of saying hello but told my friends "He won't remember me" and did not. A missed chance to talk with someone I always enjoyed. Sleep well Josh, and thank you for the music. ps-will someone please continue to make his music available? I have never heard the live cd or "Beautiful Nowhere" and would love to own them, but the site says they are no longer available. If they become available will someone email me so I can purchase thm.

Date: Wed Feb 9 06:12
Gerry Galipault (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just want to send out my sincere condolences to Josh's family, friends and many fans, of which I was one. I got to interview Josh in my native Columbus, Ohio, way back in 1990 for my weekly music column (which then appeared on CompuServe's RockNet forum). He was so accommodating and so pumped about School of Fish and their chances. Later that night, I saw them perform at the Newport Music Hall and was very impressed - especially when they threw out a real curveball, a raucous cover of George Michael's "Father Figure." I remember the audience's faces, many of them thinking "What the hell is this?" - then when they figured it out it was "Father Figure," they loudly roared their approval. I'll never forget that night. Deep down, I was always hoping I'd get to meet Josh again. I only met him briefly, but he had such an infectious spirit ... and that spirit will live on. - Gerry Galipault Pause & Play (the music column) http://www.pauseandplay.com

Date: Wed Feb 9 05:28
Morty Coyle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Wow, ... You'll have to forgive my jumbled thoughts as i just heard earlier tonight on Kroq about Josh's passing. Okay first of all this guy had a great voice.I know that seems very trite and all but I mean really, a great voice. I'm not great with mortality issues to begin with but this brings back to me the horribly sudden passing of Manny Versoza another L.A. local artist. In a weird way we all were kind of a big extended familyI had the honor of seeing Josh perform and jam with him. We talked too.I'm sorry if the words are coming out slow and pointless but I just got home from anohter Tuesday night at the Kibbitz(where most of my contact with Josh took place) and I had to check this webpage to see if it was true.God this is awful. I feel terrible. Mostly for his family and close friends. A happy memory I have is being on tour in Oklahoma and going with my band to a strip joint. In the middle of our piggy trip "Three Strange Days" came on and all I could think of was how Josh had arrived .-I guess that story isn't as nice as i'd hoped but as a working musician I identified with the moment. My deepest condolences to his family. Please support local talent because these are precious and fleeting days.Live Long.

Date: Tue Feb 8 22:40
Mauricio H. R. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    All of Josh's music allowed me to love music with an intense passion. I was fortunate enough to share in the kindness of Josh, speaking to him once after a show. I wish you were still here I always thought we would meet again. Josh, I will always remember your words.

Date: Tue Feb 8 22:21
Kesha Howell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just heard the news today and am deeply saddened at this great loss. Oddly enough I was pushing "Inarticulate Nature Boy" into my car CD player when I heard the news of Josh's death on a local radio news report. The music world has lost another great talent.

Date: Tue Feb 8 04:21
Bob Benkosky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    As I read the notice tonight I thought to myself, "In this world nothing surprises me." I consider him A young artist so talented and yet not recognized by enough people to really make a big name for himself in the music world. Most people I bet don't even know he's dead now and that's a shame. He was better than most of the stuff out today which everyone thinks is great. All the girlie pop singers with no talent, just fake boobs and tons of make-up to make them look good. Josh was a loyal fan to his musical style and his fans. This world just doesn't make sense and will never make sense. I stopped trying to make sense of it long ago and this proves my point. A homeless drunk could live to be 80 years old, but someone with a dream and talent dies at 32 of cancer...........no more words can explain the way I feel about this tragedy....Maybe I'll get to meet him after all.

Date: Mon Feb 7 21:55
Mark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I found out about Josh's death tonight and I am heartbroken. I consider SOF one of my favorite bands. Condolences to family and friends. I had the pleasure to meet Josh in Omaha, and he was kind enough to talk for a little bit and was a true gentleman.

Date: Mon Feb 7 10:33
Steve Ducharme (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    This is terrible. SOF had a great sound but its more tragic that someone so creative (my age)had to be taken away so suddenly from this life.

Date: Mon Feb 7 09:51
Kathleen Woodside (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Difficult to know what to say, except what a terrible loss. Josh was a ray of light in this world. Although I did not know him very well, I always enjoyed seeing him play and being around him. He was far too young and wonderful to be taken from this world, but I hope that he is in a peaceful place because that is where he deserves to be.

Date: Mon Feb 7 09:32
Sharon Benson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I haven't the foggiest idea of what to say, to tell the truth. I'm still so in shock that someone so humble and so talented has been taken away from this world. Like many of you, I fell in love with SOF when I was just a little high school girl. I had the opportunity (however brief) to meet Josh a few years back after a performance (opening for Del Amitri). I felt like I was the only person in the place (except for the annoying record company people) who new who the hell he was, but he managed to get the entire crowd's attention with just one note. Surely, it was a style of music that they had never heard before and I was so delighted to hear his new music and see him live for the very first time. Since then, Josh has always lived in my heart and soul and that will not change as long as I am on this earth. I offer my condolences and best wishes to Josh's family and friends. And to all the fans: to forget the music is impossible, but to forget the person behind the music is unforgiveable. Why? Because they are one and the same. Sharon Benson San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date: Sun Feb 6 22:08
Jennie Sudarsky Lopez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Josh- Needless to say, the news of your death has sent me into an emotional tailspin. Had you not enriched my spirit over the years I would not be able to live through the pain I feel now. You are with me because your soul has roots in mine. I know you will guide me in times of need, although a little nudge from time to time would be nice. In case it's not obvious, I miss you terribly. -Jennie Dear Joe, Thank you for your support. Dear Marilyn, Know that Josh's eternal beauty grew from yours. Love to the good people and Kaya, -Jennie

Date: Sun Feb 6 13:53
Eric Marvin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh touched our lives in ways that few others could. We will carry you with us always. Until next time..... love, eric

Date: Sun Feb 6 12:56
Robin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I found out about Josh today in a strange way - caught the end of a radio promo about Josh - benefit concert or something. Headed to the site to see what was up - had no clue something this horrible could be here! Josh was awesome! Loved him in SOF and solo projects. Appreciated that he was hands on with this site. I'll miss him!

Date: Sun Feb 6 11:59
Susie Joslin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    My husband and I just heard about Josh's death today on a radio station in Boston. We both attended high school with Josh and new him only a bit. We were shocked by the news. I knew he had gone on to do something with music but am amazed by all his accomplishments. In the car after we heard the news my husband said that Josh had given him a really cool poster that had been hanging in his room. I remembered a day when my friend Colleen and Josh and I were hanging out listening to music. He seemed so passionate about the music and now I know why. May peace and comfort be with his family and friends and with Josh himself.

Date: Sun Feb 6 07:47
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Date: Sat Feb 5 14:36
scooter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    it took me a couple of weeks to think of what to say but i think i can put it on the screen now. well i learned of a group in 1989 as everyone else knows as sof. i feel we all have similiar stories and i find it fascinating to hear everyone elses, i was a junior in high school and in high school you are what you listen to. i was, back then a "surfer, skater style kid" (this style doesn't exist anymore for those who are not my age) everyday after school we would surf and endlessly listen to the sof cd. my memories carried on to college in which i 1st saw sof in 1990 in providence at a little club named babyhead. i there found $450 in cash on the floor and i was very excited and bought alot of stickers and shirts with my find. well what i am trying to say is i have so many of my most important memories set to the different tracks of music. i always listened to the cd's in my dorm and i probably got 10 -15 people into josh. i then left providence for my post college years deciding on what i am doing with my life back in new york, long island to be exact. many friends have moved on but i continued to travel often on long extended trips. i hopped in my vw bus & headed out on a 1 1/2 month trip throughout this country and of course josh's 3 cd's came along. we probably listened to them 100 times each. well that was 96' and in 98 i went to see him up in boston in a little place. i waited till after the show and it was just a hand full of us. i introduced myself and before i knew it we were talking for 20 minutes about anything but i did keep bringing up what a HUGE influence his music has been on my life. he was very sincere with his answers and he seemed very honest. he found it fascinating that i drove 300 or so miles to hear and see him. being 25 years old at this time i felt a little funny telling all this stuff, felt more comfortable when i was 15 meeting michael hutchence (ironic, huh). so, anyway he gave me a set list and here were the songs he played that night, 1.doubt, 2.dead american,3.spirit, 4.night of 1000 girls, 5.love sweet love, 6.backwards world, 7.rise , 8.kid on "le train", (sound familiar) 9.diamond in yo heart, 10.well of soul, on the bottom he drew a dragonfly and wrote the word too. its neat! anyone have any of these mystery tunes on cd? i wish somebody could send me a copy of the cd i dont have which is the last one, beautiful nowhere. i really need this copy and a copy of the live one, mine is ruined! someone please help!!!! i will send u blank cdr's if u want! anyway, i feel and heard so many of your beautiful stories and i figure i would add one. he truly was a unique person and i am really going to miss him. i have never felt this way before about this kind of thing. i havent cried in 10 years or so and when i read that eulogy i couldn't help but to break a tear. we all have this special tie with this great person, i hope to hear future happenings with josh so we never forget what he has done for all of us! live life to the fullest everyday, love scooter

Date: Fri Feb 4 22:54
Peter Bos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It is obvious that Josh has touched many people in many very special ways. I am glad I have been one of those people. Anyone who has had the pleasure of getting to know Josh knows and has felt his magic. Living with Josh in Hollywood and playing music with him in Brookline captures many of my fondest memories and I am grateful to Josh for sharing his thoughts and dreams with me during those times. Josh has touched me somewhere deep inside and I don't know how or why. That was part of Josh's gift and he shared it so freely and genuinely. "Sleep well" Josh, and rest from your untimely struggle to be refreshed for your next life. I sincerely hope I will have the pleasure to know you out of spirit again. Thank you so much. Marylin and Henry, please be aware of my deepest and sincerest condolences. You have clearly lost a precious treasure that we will all be searching to find again. My Love to you all. Peter.

Date: Fri Feb 4 20:58
Aviva Isobel Kirsch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Although I haven't seen Josh in about 12 years, my cousin Henry Felt always told me what he was up to. My memories of Josh go back to winter he was 8 when already a proficient skier. Often he would gently teach my children what he knew. Someone who wrote a tribute to Josh said:"heaven is lucky to have you." But, Josh you were snatched away from us too soon. You will be missed by all of us for ever.

Date: Fri Feb 4 15:21
Wally and Nanni Feurzeig (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear community of friends of Josh, We only met Josh two years ago, on New Years Eve at his mom's home. But we realized immediately that this was an extraordinary person, a positively radiant, upbeat, gifted, and delightful young man. We were quite taken with his music and very distressed to hear about the difficulty he had in getting it performed because of restrictive contract issues. We felt his joy in performing and sharing, even in that small group. We are grateful that we had that brief opportunity to know for ourselves what we already understood across a long time from his loving and proud mother. They shared their creativity as well as their love. We miss him, we send our love to your broad community, to his extensive family, and especially to Marilyn.

Date: Fri Feb 4 13:52
Lisa Shapiro Gergely (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I hadn't seen Josh in about 10 years, but I always expected to see or at least e-mail with him again. I admired Josh for chasing his dreams - and succeeding- even though it was a long and difficult road. I am so glad he didn't spend years doing what others told him he should since as it turned out he didn't have much time. I am really having trouble understanding how someone so young and full of life and ambition and talent and love could die. I'll miss you Josh.

Date: Fri Feb 4 10:20
Jan Larsen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Josh, Thank you for bringing your beautiful, Josh-ian joy and tenderness into my life in so many ways. Remember when we learned to moon walk together (eek!)? Remember hanging out on the floor of your living room after school listening to Prince and Tears for Fears albums? Watching the marathon Live Aid broadcast? Or acting spastic when we said goodbye, throwing our keys or whatever we were holding into the air and saying "oh, my goodness, oh, my goodness," then picking them up and geting all cool and saying "yo, man, I'll check you later"? How about singing the star spangled banner into a hand-held recorder at half speed so that when we played it back it sounded like the chipmunks? That was so funny. Thank you for being a source of love in my life. I will work hard to carry the torch. I miss you, my friend. You are with God now. You two were always pretty tight - now you get to hang out together. We'll keep on keepin' on, as hard as that can be at times, so don't forget to come back or a visit every once in awhile. I love you and miss you. Jan

Date: Fri Feb 4 10:18
Marilyn Felt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh's Mom here. It took two weeks until I could look at Josh's web site, or anything else that confirmed the finality of his death. But, slowly, friends and family have been telling me about or reading me your letters. I want you to know how much those letters are meaning to me. Of the many sources of grief, one is that Josh so appreciated life and yet his life was cut so short. But your letters make clear that the life he had was full beyond anything I could imagine, that he touched many people, and that perhaps he will live on through his music. With love to you all- Marilyn

Date: Thu Feb 3 19:31
dave (hawthy@aol):
    School of fish, Seattle, Rockcandy, great show, great talent, great loss

Date: Thu Feb 3 19:05
Jennifer Lee (Ratcliff) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    There are certain days in your life you'll always remember--Josh's smiling face shines in one of my special memories. In 1978 I put on my first pair of skis and braved the slopes of Hogback mountain. With Josh as my guide and mentor, I conquered the T-bar, headed downhill, and learned to love the snow. Each time I fell, Josh was there to offer a hand and encouraging words. He stayed by my side all day, challenging me to try a steeper hill--maybe a jump. We told jokes. We laughed. We raced. We pushed the limits of my fledgling skill. I was 14--he was 11. And at that young age he was already a gifted teacher--he inately balanced encouragement, information, humor and support. In simple terms, he gave me a day I will never forget--and a joy that has lasted. That day lead to many ski trips for me--but that day in 1978 was the only time I ever skied with Josh. He gave me a gift. And as I plan my sons' first ski trip--as I think about passing the joy along to them--I think of Josh. And I realize how lucky I am to have spent one wonderful day with him 22 years ago. When they're older, I'll tell Tristan and Tyler about my first day on skis.

Date: Thu Feb 3 18:45
Jeff Brown (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, even thoe your not here to see theis words, I would like to thank you and your family for the gift you gave to everyone. Someone very close to me knows you and admired you and your music. I know she has been very sad that you have parted this world and not been able to say goodbye. I am just glad that you had such an impact in her life. Jaime is an incredible woman and has alot of talent like you. Thank you for inspireing her. She means alot to me and I just wanted to say my little bit to you and your parents. I felt I owed it to you. I am glad you are not suffering and are in God's hands now. Thank you again and my heart goes out to your loved ones. Jeff

Date: Thu Feb 3 18:41
Monique (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I pulled out INARTICULATE NATURE BOY this weekend because I hadn't heard it in a long time, and I needed a pick me up. I remembered meeting Josh about 5 or so years ago in Atlanta. I remember being impressed with what a sweet and gentle person he was. He was sharing stories about people he had met, friends, fans, places he had travelled to; and I remember being impressed with how much he had experienced in life for anyone, let alone someone so young. Even passing at such a young age, and definitely far too soon, Josh led a fuller life than most. I just read of Josh's passing today. I feel fortunate to have been and continue to be inpsired by him.

Date: Thu Feb 3 18:38
Jeff Brown (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, even thoe your not here to see theis words, I would like to thank you and your family for the gift you gave to everyone. Someone very close to me knows you and admired you and your music. I know she has been very sad that you have parted this world and not been able to say goodbye. I am just glad that you had such an impact in her life. Jaime is an incredible woman and has alot of talent like you. Thank you for inspireing her. She means alot to me and I just wanted to say my little bit to you and your parents. I felt I owed it to you. I am glad you are not suffering and are in God's hands now. Thank you again and my heart goes out to your loved ones. Jeff

Date: Thu Feb 3 14:49
Rick (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Friends, Wow. What a shock. The three or four times I (and several friends) had the opportunity to see "School of Fish" live has always stayed fresh in our memories, even though it was a good seven-plus years ago. What a creative man. The music was truly unique. Even had a chance to talk with him a couple of times - what a nice, humble person. "Tragic" is the only word that comes to mind with his passing. Thanks for the music. Rock on, Josh. Rick Sibert Columbus, Ohio

Date: Thu Feb 3 12:02
Eden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was lucky enough to see Josh perform with School of Fish three times, and he exuded such a powerful and gentle presence on stage that I have rarely seen. I was completely shocked and unprepared to see his obituary in the New York Times this week. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Even those of us who never met him will miss him very much.

Date: Thu Feb 3 09:03
Steve Sirk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    After clearing the credit card of holiday purchases, it was with giddy anticipation that I logged on to this site last Monday to *finally* order Beautiful Nowhere. Giddiness quickly turned to horror when the page came up on my browser. I've never had the chance to meet Josh or see him perform, but I have always been a big fan of his music, and from the comments on these boards, it certainly sounds like he was an ever better human being than he was a musician! Here's a bizarre story that makes this all the more tragic for me personally. Back when I was in high school, I discovered these two great bands fronted by two incredibly talented singer/songwriters. One was obviously School of Fish w/ Josh. The other was a band called Toy Matinee, led by Kevin Gilbert. I thought the world of both Josh's & Kevin's abilities. I had just discovered Josh's "INB" CD in the spring of 1996. During one of the first few listens, I saw a blurb in the USA Today mentioning that Kevin Gilbert had passed away. Now last Monday, the very day I received Kevin Gilbert's posthumously released rock opera, "The Shaming of the True" (which is about the insidiousness of the corporate music indistry, no less), I learned of Josh's passing. Freaky, eh? These two young & talented individuals were both taken from us way too soon, and they will forever be intertwined in my thoughts. My condolences to Josh's loved ones and to those who knew him personally, although from the sound of it, those two groups of people are one in the same. Sincerely, Steve Sirk

Date: Thu Feb 3 08:58
Arthur Polansky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Josh: You were a long time wonderful friend of my son, Mark Polansky, and I remember you well--from your trip to Israel where you and Mark became friends, to your music career--from "school of Fish" and beyond. Mark is hurting over your passing, as many others are. I remember: "Its not a world that I created, but I"ve got to live in it anyway--cause that"s life." with love, Arthur Polansky

Date: Wed Feb 2 18:41
kim mccoy (kimbermccoy2yahoo.com):
    Dear Josh, Heaven is lucky to have you. With love, Kim.

Date: Wed Feb 2 10:18
Elisabeth Carlisle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    As a musician I was told years ago that I must go see Josh perform. I went to Largo and was completely taken back by his honest delivery and undeniable talent. I ran into him a few times at social gatherings and "out on the town"...all I can see is that smile of his. It's very rare to meet an artist of his talent that also possesses such a stature of grace and compassion. The beauty of music is that his soul will always be here for us to listen to. What a gift his life has left.

Date: Wed Feb 2 09:40
Mark Polansky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    February 2, 2000 Josh has been one of my best friends for 15 years. We have travelled the globe at times, and grown into the people we are through our friendship. All I can say is that I have never met another quite like him. We should all attempt to be as inviting, patient, and as kind as Josh. He remains a bit of a hero to those he kept close. I shall always miss him. My Love...

Date: Wed Feb 2 08:40
Darek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Szczere kondolencje od fanow z Polski. Polish Fans.

Date: Wed Feb 2 08:12
Deb Piccolo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It saddened me deeply today when i found out that such a talented artist as Josh Clayton-Felt had passed on so young. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform on 3 dates of the "Boys for Pele" tour in '96 and was won over by his amazing energy, style and courage, as a solo artist. His sound was unique and innovative with School of Fish and his solo projects... a great loss to the music industry, as well as his fans.... you'll be missed Josh...rock on...peace.

Date: Tue Feb 1 20:24
Jenny Spicer Kosa (jkosa@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, Our families shared many times of laughter and friendship over the years while we were growing up. Marilyn and Henry and your many family members: My heart breaks for you. My childhood memories and those many moments spent in each others company will be forever valued, cherished and an intergral part of my younger and teenage years. We played little league together, went skiing together and enjoyed winter in Florida. With your passing, passes a piece of my childhood. Our sporadic contact into adulthood may have, in retrospect, not been enough. However,you have given me and my family a part of yourself which will forever be ingrained in our minds, memories and hearts. I am so sorry that you have left. Such a loss is one which I cannot conceive as a recent parent. Goodbye Josh, I will remember you always and am better for having received your friendship, gentle kindness and laughing spirit in my life. Good bye with love and sadness. My thoughts are with your family and those fortunate enough to have been closest to you. Jenny-

Date: Tue Feb 1 15:36
lisa echevarria (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    How fortunate am I to have had Josh appear in a dream last night. And how fortunate to have shared a healing embrace with him in the dream. My memory of his bright and loving soul will live on!

Date: Tue Feb 1 13:39
David Marceau (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, Thank you for introducing me to real music. I'll take it from here. :|

Date: Tue Feb 1 13:38
David Marceau (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, Thank you for introducing me to real music. I'll take it from here. :|

Date: Tue Feb 1 13:00
Uncle Jim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, Josh. Paddling under a moonlit sky on Echo Lake will stay forever. The stars will have a deeper shine, the lake a warmer echo. The embers of your time at Winnebago glow... A gentleness and caring that is now our responsibility to nurture. Thank you. --Uncle Jim

Date: Tue Feb 1 10:18
Simon Cantlon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I knew Josh through a few short conversations. I first met him when I worked as a Independent Promotions Rep in Pittsburgh for Asylm Marketing. We were promoting his show there and his debut CD Inarticulate Nature Boy. I got to talk with him a bit during another acts set and found him very charming and friendly. He also had a great presence on stage and put on a hreat show. I just ran into him last summer (I think) when he played a show at the Paradise. We talked briefly about the last time we had met and I wished him luck and success with his new album. He was still charming and sincere as he had been when I first met him a few years before. What a sad and talented loss to the music industry.

Date: Tue Feb 1 09:27
Marci Massanari (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I first saw Josh Clayton-Felt on tour with Tori Amos in 1996. I was completely blown away by his talent. He stood alone on this small stage, told us stories,sang, and I was captivated. I bought his album at the concert and I have listened to it weekly, if not daily, for over three years. His music is inspiring, and his performing ability..amazing. I will be forever saddened by his passing.

Date: Tue Feb 1 07:58
Simon Cantlon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I knew Josh through a few short conversations. I first met him when I worked as a Independent Promotions Rep in Pittsburgh for Asylm Marketing. We were promoting his show there and his debut CD Inarticulate Nature Boy. I got to talk with him a bit during another acts set and found him very charming and friendly. He also had a great presence on stage and put on a hreat show. I just ran into him last summer (I think) when he played a show at the Paradise. We talked briefly about the last time we had met and I wished him luck and success with his new album. He was still charming and sincere as he had been when I first met him a few years before. What a sad and talented loss to the music industry.

Date: Tue Feb 1 05:56
Jeff Hoffman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I got into Josh's music only in the last couple of years and really enjoyed his work both solo and with School of Fish. I found out about his passing via excellentonline.com just moments ago. My heart and prayers go out to him and his family and friends. He sounds like he was truly a good person. Good people go on to a good place. God rest his soul. Jeff Hoffman Cincinnati, Ohio