Messages March 2000

Date: Thu Mar 30 02:07
Sasha M. (none@localhost):
    Like many others, I first heard School of Fish in 1991 when their debut album came out during my junior year in college. I took to it immediately -- for about a month it was never far from my CD player. I also had the good fortune to see the guys perform in Boston (on a boat! It was in the middle of the small man-made lake at the Cambridge Galleria) and enjoyed the show very much. Josh, Michael and Dom (as well as the new drummer, whose name I unfortunately don't recall) all signed my CD liner. Anyway time passed and I hadn't listened to the album very much the past few years but recently I put it in my portable CD case and have been listening to it quite a bit, particularly "Speechless," "Fell" and "Euphoria." I was just poking around the web tonight when I happened across this page and the sad news. My heart goes out to Josh's family and friends, and thank you, Josh, for the wonderful music. Your light was surely taken from us far too soon. -SM

Date: Wed Mar 29 17:49
Harold Woodley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I feel as though I was just kicked in the stomach. Though I met him on a couple of different occasions I only knew Josh through his music. He made beautiful music, the world will be a bit duller, in every sense of the word, without him.

Date: Wed Mar 29 12:43
Joe Walters (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Is there any chance that those holding the CDR's of "Spirit Touches Ground" could post some MP3's of a few of the songs? I would like to hear "Dragonfly" again, or "Nite of a Thousand Girls"... These songs should be heard. It will greatly help us all to hear his voice again. Also you can E-mail me for Info on JOSH'S PANCAKE FEST if you live in LA. We are shooting for his birthday May 18th...Love You ALL...Joe Wa

Date: Tue Mar 28 21:46
Ted Davis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I only knew Josh as 'Jeff Rosenthal's buddy who was so very funny'. Didn't know him well but remember an amazing energy and a peaceful friendliness that came right through his smiling eyes. And that was from the first time we met! Through this site I see that many, many knew him, were touched by his enormous talent and will miss him. For I guy I hardly knew, his death hurts alot. Can't stop thinking about it. He was one of the good ones.

Date: Mon Mar 27 14:22
Scott Browne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Within the past 4 months I lost both of my parents to cancer and then when I heard about Josh it hit hard again.I met Josh and the band at a show in Agawam,Ma. in 1991 and we talked for about 20 minutes or so before they gave us autographs.The music world has yet again lost another brilliant musician and we will all miss him very much.He was a talented,freindly and warm person and even though I only met him once it seemed that I knew part of him through his music. Take care Josh and say hi to my mother and father fo

Date: Sat Mar 25 15:17
Renee Stahl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    okay here I go.... I have checked this site many times and haven't been able to put in my words but I feel inspired by those I have read. I had the good fortune of knowing Josh- he was very dear friend to me and I think about him everyday. It still isn't real I feel as though he is on tour or vacation and he'll call and we will tell each other what's been happening- who's been doing this and that blah blah blah- however, this experience has been bringing so much to me. Josh and I were always speaking of life from the spiritual point. I feel him helping me from where he is now.(he is my first friend who has gone to the other side-) I am so happy to stay in touch with the friends and family I have met through him they are beautiful people with huge hearts--like Josh. I toast to you my friend Shwa with a full glass of Manichevitz. lov

Date: Fri Mar 24 09:42
Rob De Sousa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just wanted to thank Mark (mdobrucki) for making me a tape of SOF B-Sides. It made my collection of SOF and Josh stuff complete. Let's keep the music!!

Date: Fri Mar 24 08:34
Michelle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Noooo! I don't believe it! I just heard that his new CD "Spirit Touches Ground" is done and came here to see when it will be out and read the horrible news. I play his music when I drive and love it. Will the new CD be released now? I so hope so. This is a terrible jolt. I'm so sorry for his family and fans. What a hole his loss leaves.

Date: Thu Mar 23 08:29
scooter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Sankar, que nacionalidad eres tu? Espanol o Argentino? Quiero ser tu amigo. hasta luego. yo tambien vivo en nueva york.

Date: Wed Mar 22 17:00
sankar fres prada (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hola mi nombre es sankar y me gustaria gravar una demo musical pero no se donde hacerlo,me gustaria que me dieseis informacion sobre las gravaciones de demos.por cierto vivo en new york y no os escribo en ingles por que todavia no se mucho....os mando un saludo muy grande:sankar

Date: Wed Mar 22 16:06
Eric Dennis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ):
    Thanks josh...

Date: Wed Mar 22 13:30
danny roberts (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I am still numb, even as I type this message. I just popped onto this site to see what was going on in the world of Josh and was blown away by the news of his passing! This is absolutely heart wrenching! I have never been so affected by an artist/songwriter/musician as I have been and still am by Josh Clayton Felt and his music! This guy brought real integrity to his craft, and made me appreciate music more than ever! I miss him and what he might have accomplished already! It is such a shame to think that his life was cut short at such an early age. All the music that he could have made and all the people he could have affected.... But I guess we are left with an incredible memory of him and of the projects he was involved with, and it is becoming more obvious to me just how many lives he did have a positive affect on in such a short time by reading these posts. These lyrics keep playing through in head... "You can come back, again and again, but you can't, no you can't, no you just can't hurt me anymore, I'm in euphoria" - J.C. Felt / M. Ward ... We all miss you Josh! God bless your family and friends.

Date: Tue Mar 21 09:53
Paul Becker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I've been stunned for nearly a month now - that's when I first learned of Josh's death. I wondered if the new album was done yet and surfed over here to discover the horrible news. The day I first heard "Three Strange Days" I was hooked. I bought the album and was instantly caught up in the music, the voice, the feeling. That album SPOKE to me directly, and became an all-time favorite. In the many years that have passed, I still listen to it and still love it. The album "Inarticulate Nature Boy" is the same way. I'm sorry to say that I never had the opportunity to meet Josh, but I feel I knew him just the same. He was a musical genius, no doubt about it - it is an incredible loss to all of us on the planet that he is gone. I'm thankful for the music he left us and that he touched so many lives with his kindness. He and his family remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Date: Sat Mar 18 20:07
eric reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hi josh! how are you? I'm sure you're doing fine. I know it's been a while since I last wrote to you, but I'm sure you understand why. I know everyone has been talking to you a lot lately, and I feel now it's my turn. I heard you latest album, "spirit touches ground" and I must say it is exquisitely fine! all the people there were so nice. you really do have a way of attracting good people. I also saw a variety of musicians perform your songs in LA about a month ago. they did a great job! I was happy to see such a great tribute to your music. you would have enjoyed it. well, I'm sure you were there, actually... you are a good judge of character. actually, it doesn't seem you judge anyone, but rather...you just let people accept you. anyway, I just want to let you know a few things about me. I wanted to visit you in the hospital. remember that picture we took with maria and danielle? well, we had it enlarged and we were going to sign and frame it to give to you! what a funny picture that was! I was also working on a song that I wanted to play for you. the song was inspired by you. I haven't finished it, and I really haven't done much with it since you left. it's been a bit hard, you know. the words don't come so easily now. but...with the idea I've had in my head, I think you would have liked it. I always wanted to ask you if you wanted to hang out sometime, and maybe we could play guitar together so I could get a few tips and pointers. I guess it's all up to me now. you are not going to be replaced, but something tells me that it's now my responsibility to put good music out there. my promise to myself is that I will get out there this year and play my guitar and sing. if I don't, you'll owe me a good, swift kick in the pants! take care, josh! let me know if you need anything... eric reed

Date: Fri Mar 17 08:11
Guy & Lisa Iversen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Miss you - Love you - See you on the other side. G,L,A, & L. p.s. I need to get a hold of whoever is managing Josh's web site. Descendants of the Earth is having a music benefit in Josh's name 4/20 at the Mint in LA and we would like to have it referenced on the site or linked back to us for info. Please call me at 818-972-9336 or 213-894-2235 to discuss. Thanks - Aho, Guy

Date: Thu Mar 16 15:21
Paul Pressler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just found out today that Josh has passed away. I am greatly sadened. Josh Clayton-Felt was a genius. His music was a spiritual experience, and it's a shame the world will never know the same. You'll always be a part of my soul and I will miss your talent greatly.....

Date: Thu Mar 16 13:31
Joe Walters (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Blessed Memory......Josh Clayton-Felt. Please come home.

Date: Thu Mar 16 00:30
astrid (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    i met josh about 10 years ago. i went to see school of fish..., i was 15. he was eloquent. he was beautiful. he was beautiful music..

Date: Wed Mar 15 19:53
Jackie Wolf (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I met Josh for the first time last October as he played at our radicalnote.com kick-off party at Luna Park. Because we had so many bands lined up to play that night, we were running out of time toward the end and had to come up with a way to accomodate the remaining artists scheduled to play. This included Josh. It was getting a bit stressful and there was a lot of pressure on me to work with the remaining artists and figure out a way where they could all play before our scheduled time was up. I remember Josh walking up to me, calmly and peacefully, telling me what he and two other artists came up with to remedy the situation. I didn't know Josh well, but a sense of calm went through me just hearing his voice and his easy-going approach to the situation at hand. I attended his funeral and clearly understood the affect this man had, and continues to have, on so many people. What a gentle, beautiful and loving soul.

Date: Wed Mar 15 19:50
Jamie Edwards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hmmm... Part of the quote got cut off... And to quote another friend, "The world needed Josh - and people like him. He made up for 10 bad people in the world. At least 10.

Date: Wed Mar 15 19:47
Jamie Edwards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It's been two months since Josh left us and not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about him or told someone how wonderful it is to have known him. I was lucky enough to play keyboards in Josh's band while he lived in Boston. Playing music with Josh was just that. Playing music. There were no ulterior motives. How rare that is. My friend Steve Scully who played drums with us said it best. "You know one of the great things about playing with Josh? Getting on stage w/ him never really felt like you were 'putting on a show.' I never got nervous or anxious - no butterflies - because he made it so that we were all just getting together to make some music. It was about enjoying the feeling you get when you play good music. It had nothing to do with whether or not the program director from WBCN was there, or whether or not the Sr. vice president of A&R from Warner Bros. was there, etc. It simply didn't matter when we got on stage. And I think that enabled us to all play well together, and really enjoy performing." Last November I happened to be in LA and got to sit in with Josh at Luna Park. I'll always treasure the memory of that evening, particularly Josh's smile when I played something on the goofy side during "Building Atlantis". That smile! It's hard to think of Josh and be sad. My deepest sympathy to Josh's family and friends. And to quote another friend, "The world needed Josh - and people like him. He made up for 10 bad people in the worl

Date: Wed Mar 15 19:46
Jamie Edwards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It's been two months since Josh left us and not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about him or told someone how wonderful it is to have known him. I was lucky enough to play keyboards in Josh's band while he lived in Boston. Playing music with Josh was just that. Playing music. There were no ulterior motives. How rare that is. My friend Steve Scully who played drums with us said it best. "You know one of the great things about playing with Josh? Getting on stage w/ him never really felt like you were 'putting on a show.' I never got nervous or anxious - no butterflies - because he made it so that we were all just getting together to make some music. It was about enjoying the feeling you get when you play good music. It had nothing to do with whether or not the program director from WBCN was there, or whether or not the Sr. vice president of A&R from Warner Bros. was there, etc. It simply didn't matter when we got on stage. And I think that enabled us to all play well together, and really enjoy performing." Last November I happened to be in LA and got to sit in with Josh at Luna Park. I'll always treasure the memory of that evening, particularly Josh's smile when I played something on the goofy side during "Building Atlantis". That smile! It's hard to think of Josh and be sad. My deepest sympathy to Josh's family and friends. And to quote another friend, "The world needed Josh - and people like him. He made up for 10 bad people in the worl

Date: Wed Mar 15 06:51
John J. Clayton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I visit this site every day; it's been a comfort to hear about the affection and love people feel for Josh, those who knew him well, those who met him once or twice. Different as our media are -- I write fiction, Josh music -- we were/are both writers. I love him as my son; I love him as my dear friend, someone with whom I could share ideas of spirit, God, and art. He was so spiritually gifted. He made THIS moment, now, here, radiant with love and attention. A walk on the beach or up to a waterfall was a beautiful time. When he was with people, he made them feel -- he ade me feel -- that this time, us now, mattered. Let's see what we can bring to this moment, take from this moment. He loved: the world, God's world -- and people. He was also -- I don't know whether this comes across on this web site -- a really funny guy, critical of falsities and tinsel gods. I'll never not miss him; but I feel we're connected, that his spirit is in connection with capital S Spirit. I feel he's okay. All of you: I'm grateful. For me coming to this site is like entering a sanctuary with other mourners. John J. Clayton

Date: Mon Mar 13 19:21
tom conway - dallas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    What can i say that hasnt been said already here by so many loving folks who obviously were touched by the magnificent life of Josh Clayton Felt.I have been into SOF, Josh - since thier first single "3 strange days" & have followed them ever since. I just found out about Josh`s withdrawl from physical manifestation about 3 [stange] days ago....& am still in disbelief. I guess we all have to go sometime, but josh still had so much left to give , its just sad.Although i was never fortunate enuff to see them - him live , i have always been deeply drawn to his music & sensitivity. Josh [as i have further learned from reading all these wonderfull posts] was a wise old soul whos light lit up alot of paths down here in this world. I feel blessed that i have his music to remember him by & this i will always treasure. My sincerest & heartfelt sympathies go out to Josh`s family & friends who knew him better than i , & are truly feeling the loss of a great & noble soul - may his light still shine down on you as you walk through this world ............"and the room that is full , doesnt feel like it should , i guess i just waited too long somehow, i guess i just waited `cause i knew i would..........nothing is nothing like i thought nothing would seem" in remembrance....... tom conway - dallas

Date: Sun Mar 12 00:15
Larry Sullivan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    George Micheal! I would not love George Micheal so much, if not for spending so much time in Josh's room on Clinton Rd, listening to, Wham! U.K. Fantastic. Or, Tears for Fears, asking Henry to help us figure out what that sound was on the beginning to "Change". Henry, you new so quickly it was wind chimes. We listened all afternoon and you knew right away. When Boo-Boo called and told me the news, I didn't know how to handle it. But after I hung up the phone, I was perfectly calm. Josh is sublime, perfect, human. He filled himself and each day with love. I did not feel an empty space for him. We all are born, live, and die. If I could live with half as much love as Josh did, then when I pass those who love me will feel the peace I did when I heard of Josh's passing. Pete, it did not surprise me at all when I was meeting Josh for brunch in J.P. that he bumped in to you. And it didn't surprise me that the beautiful puppy on his leash had the same name as the gorgeous child you had in the car-seat in the back of your car. Jan, you two were so close back then,and you hooked us up those years later. I am not sad Josh is gone, but so f-ing happy he was here and and he held me, and told me he loved me.

Date: Fri Mar 10 09:03
mark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Saw Josh play on 4/16/93 at the Hollywood Palace with SOF. I was so impressed with his guitar playing and singing, I went to see him again on 4/24/93 when he played at my college, Cal State Northridge. My favorite Josh on stage memory was that night when in the middle of the set, he gave Michael that "lets do it look' and launched into the funkiest version of Princes' Erotic city you've ever heard. Aw Yeah!!!..it was easy to see the person having the best time that night was Josh..It's so wonderful sharing josh memories on this site..i would like to share the music..If anyone out there would like a cassette copy of some of the old hard to find School of Fish music (live in LA, the wrong sampler, assorted b-sides) I would be glad to make a copy..Let the music be heard..drop me an email..

Date: Thu Mar 9 22:34
Bob Weide (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    All right, Josh. Very funny. Joke's over. Let's go get some pancakes and laugh like idiots. Olly-olly-oxen-free!

Date: Thu Mar 9 12:28
jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, how's the tour going? I bet Hendrix loves "Paint The Tree Green." And don't let Elvis take "Meet Me In The Morning." By the way, in heaven, is he fat Elvis or young Elvis? Your friends are all feeling a bit angry that you are gone, two of us decided that we'd like a "do over." A chance to "rewind." I mean, it seems that you should be back by now....I'm feeling a bit ripped off. I've been listening to Ben Folds Five's "Magic." I think it's about you, and how it felt to sit with you at the hospital. I miss you exponentially, although there are some of us that do a great impression of eating at "Red" or "Swingers" or "Victor's" with you and Kaya. You, biting your tongue and checking out the "ladies." But always with sweetness, huh? Aww, yeah. I love you, my brother-man. I'll see you when I get there, say "hi' to Phase

Date: Thu Mar 9 09:47
Mark Polansky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It has been over a month at his point. Josh has been my close friend for fifteen years. I have read every message posted here and still get that warm wave from so many true words. Sometimes it is hard looking into his eyes when the photo of Josh and his dog pops up. Other times it is so neccessary to do so beacause his truth is our great strength. You are all awesome and we as a group are so lucky to have his sounds and memory. Rock on!

Date: Wed Mar 8 12:54
Jamie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was profoundly saddened to log on to the site to learn of the tragic and untimely passing of Josh. To Josh's family, friends, and fans, my deepest sorrow and prayers are with you. The very thought of never again hearing Josh's live voice enrapture every soul in his audiences, of not seeing his sparkling eyes, or hearing him laugh at a silly story boggles my mind. Even today, I have learned another lesson from Josh - Josh always made time for others...whether it was to stop to say hello to a fan after a gig or to sit and talk until the morning sun rose..and I deeply regret that over the past few years I became so busy and that I didn't often "make time"- to see his shows, to stop by to say hello and thank him for sharing his music...or even to log on to his site earlier to find out what was going on with his unreleased album. So, I will add that besides being kinder and bringing a smile to others, we should also remember to make a little more time for those that are important to us. I think Josh taught us to cherish our lives and those in our lives, every day. I find peace in reading the board...to see that the way Josh touched my soul is the way he touched so many...whether personally or through his music...The memories we all share of Josh will help carry his spirit and will keep him alive and forever with us. How blessed I feel that I was one of the fortunate ones who got to share even just a small part of Josh's rich life. I take comfort in knowing that Josh did not have to suffer a deteriorating quality or spirit of his life. Like an angel, he touched us, our souls, and left us with his spirit through his music...he will live on forever, and I, like so many I see, am who I am, in part, because of the lessons Josh has taught me. Ride on, Josh...keep spreading your spirit and smile until we meet again! You will be sorely missed.

Date: Tue Mar 7 17:59
Dan Faris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I opened up my Rolling Stone magazine today and as my eyes panned by the obituary section Josh's name caught my eye. I was stunned. Sometimes life takes terribly unexpected turns and this one hurts deeply. I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I'll take what Josh has left us and try to make myself better because of him somehow.

Date: Tue Mar 7 13:56
Eric Johnson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    A little bit goes by i fear, I'm standing all alone in here, standing all alone just you and I A bitter bitter hollow, left with no one else to follow, and I'm learning to live without a compass now Maybe I'm too late to say it, maybe we're all too late to mean it, we never met you anyway However, I have a right to feel the loss I never lost, knowing the world isn't any lighter now I wish you well... Euphoria

Date: Tue Mar 7 12:10
Indu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I saw School of Fish open for Lloyd Cole in 1991, and although I was there for Lloyd, the music--fun, energetic and Josh's enchanting voice-- was incredibly compelling. Further, we spoke with Josh briefly after the show and were struck by his humor and warmth. I glanced at the site for the first time yesterday and am still numb at the news. To have lost such a sweet, creative, tenacious person; in such a quick and cruel manner just makes me cry. Josh, we love you.

Date: Tue Mar 7 07:56
Rachel Fales (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I first heard Josh when he opened for Tori Amos in October of 1996. I immediately fell in love with his music and have been listening to "Inarticulate Nature Boy ever since. I was resently doing my college radio show at the University of Hartford when I decided to play some of Josh's songs. I then promised myself and my audience I get more information on him. Through my research I reached this memorial and am sadened to hear of his death. I wish I had had more opportunities to experience his amazing music and his original talent. My heart goes out to all those who loved him as well. I can only say that we are blessed to have his music to remember him by. My show today will be completely dedicated to his memory. (Tuesdays from 12-2 at wsam.hartford.edu). Josh you are an inspiration! Thank you.

Date: Tue Mar 7 07:43
eden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It has been a month since I found out about Josh's death, and since then I have found myself checking this site every day to read each new story and memory. Although I never met him and only saw him perform a few times many years ago, his death has affected me profoundly, and even to a degree that I am having trouble understanding. It gives me some comfort to know that so many other people feel the same way. It seems like his soul is very powerful, to have affected so many people so deeply, and this site is a testament to that power. May Josh live on forever through his music and in people's hearts. I know he will in mine.

Date: Mon Mar 6 19:20
amy Gershenson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I went to grammer school with Josh and knew him from the sixth grade through high school. He and I used to go to his house and eat frozen cookie dough. He was smart, sweet, and creative. My girlfriend from that same era called to tell me what had happened. I am so sorry for his family.

Date: Mon Mar 6 03:44
Jean (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I don't have anything original to say; but I just went to this site on a whim, thinking, what is Josh up to--does he have a new album out yet?? And then I saw the caption under his photo that read: 1967 - 2000, and I felt my heart sink. I've seen School Of Fish perform, I think, three times; and Josh, solo, twice. I met him on two occasions, and both times he was very warm and friendly.... I don't know what else to say, except that his passing is a terrible loss, and I shall miss him!

Date: Mon Mar 6 00:27
Jeff Tundis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I only found out recently that Josh passed away. I feel all the more fortunate now to have seen him live (acoustic, opening for Tori Amos). I have had trouble finding any more of his work around me, other that "School of Fish" and "Nature Boy", which I find amazing. His work was inspirational and beautiful. Full of life, as I'm sure he was until the end. My deepest sympathy to all Josh's friends and family. Where can I write to protest the non-release of his last album? It seems a crime to be denied the final work of such a fantastic musician. Peace, always.

Date: Sun Mar 5 02:11
nicole dominique terronez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    i was either twelve or thirteen years old when I first heard "take me anywhere" on the radio, and I thought it was raw and expressive, beautiful. Then it became important for me to know what, who, I was listening to. The music I heard was incredibly expressive that even now that I'm eighteen years old is something that that escapes me,and I don't know if what I'm typing conveys my message adequately enough. If I could tell Josh Clayton anything, I would tell him that you are deeply missed, and I'm so sorry that your time here was taken so, and I wish I had a chance to know you personally rather than just from a biography, and I was lucky enough to feel your presence in your band's--your songs. But everything written about you is such comfort and at the same time...is something I feel I've missed out on. But I hope that you recognize the effect you have had on those who never "met" you--and who will think of you often. God bless you in all ways, in all days, from here to thenever

Date: Sun Mar 5 01:33
Beth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Rolling Stone magazine, bearer of bad news and bad tidings, was how I also found out about Josh's death. I put Inarticulate Nature Boy in my cd player, and soon I was grooving to his vibrant, shimmering music, nearly forgetting that such a loss had occurred. Yet the sadness is still there, as the shock has begun to wear off. I feel as if I'm still mourning the death of another talent who was taken too young, Jeff Buckley, and now here is another. I never had the opportunity to see Josh or School of Fish live. However, I'm glad that many people did have that experience, and I'm thankful for simply having the fortune to hear his beautiful music. I've tried to nudge several friends toward Josh's way, hoping they'd give his music a chance, even when I had feelings that this wasn't their thing. Despite a few failures, I managed to influence several friends who were quickly won over by his musical charm and grace. And I plan to keep trying. School of Fish fused a few of my friendships as well. Music seems to have this wonderful way of bringing people together, even when they may have nothing else in common. It's a silly memory, but I recall one time, on a visit to Baltimore during mid-1995, how a friend and I passed the time at the aquarium by pointing out the school of fish swimming by: "I think I'll name that one Josh.... Hey, there goes Michael!" Well, it amused us anyway, and reflected the bond we had via music I think. I hope that Josh is in peace, making music with the angels. And I wish the best for all his loved ones. "Not all of me is dust / Within my song, safe from the worm, / My spirit will survive" -Pushkin

Date: Sat Mar 4 03:49
NUDGER (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    MR. RUfhAUsen, I Second that emotion, & don't know where to begin! dom-

Date: Fri Mar 3 22:47
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I miss him everyday.

Date: Fri Mar 3 12:17
Rob De Sousa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    "If a minute ties me over while I'm falling down the mountain, and God is in the room and I am floating in a Fountain and the world makes sense, for a little while." SOF Human Cannonball

Date: Fri Mar 3 12:09
Jen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Too young to get into the venue where School of Fish was playing in Detroit, I arrived there three and a half hours prior to the show, slipped in the front door without notice, proceeded to the bathroom, and locked myself in a stall until showtime. The anticipation of seeing Josh perform far outweighed the risk of being caught. He made my experience that night all the more worthwhile in offering to perform a song, one that they had left out of their set, acoustically backstage for me. "Fell" never sounded more melodic to me than at that moment with only a drumstick on a bottle keeping the beat and Josh's angelic strains rising above it. Many thanks, Josh, for creating this wonderful memory which led to so many others. Your life was music, and it plays on.

Date: Wed Mar 1 19:45
Bill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Sitting waiting for a haircut, innocently picking up a RS to pass the time. And then this horrible news. I never got to meet Josh.....I never got to see Josh live. I did, however, pester just about everybody into music to "Listen to this amazing new band, School of Fish; it's like nothing out there!!!!!" I turned a lot of people on to that piece of plastic in '92....and again in '93 I didn't hear much of the 'Fish, here in humble little Poughkeepsie, but one day I found Marmi's School of Fish site and realized he did get the attention that he deserved; if not from a clueless music biz, but from a loyal & devoted following of true music lovers everywhere. And that is what's important in the end. As I read memorial after memorial it's amazing how this incredibly uniquely talented individual touched so many lives and stayed humble doing it. My condolences to family & friends everywhere, and God bless, Josh Clayton-Felt.

Date: Wed Mar 1 17:36
Dave Codd (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It seems unbelievable that this has happened. I never had the opportunity to meet Josh.. but I saw him in concert, and was amazed. His music was truly a gift to the world, and those of us lucky enough to hear it, are truly blessed. I just hope everyone can remember the gifts Josh gave us, and never forget how fortunate we were for receiving them. Thank you Josh and God bless you! My prayers go out to the lucky ones who knew you best. We are all truly better for being able to share your gifts!

Date: Wed Mar 1 14:32
Amber (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Rolling Stone delivered some terrible news yesterday. All I can say is that School of Fish was one of my favorite bands in high school and college. The lyrics from their debut album got me through some pretty hard times. When I first heard "Three Strange Days", I had to get the album! I took that cd with me everywhere. I went on a road trip in 1991...it was the only cd I played! Josh's songwriting abilities were so wonderful and simple...and then there was his angelic voice. His voice moved me with such emotion. It still does.