Messages November 2000

Date: Tue Nov 28 17:59
eric reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hi josh! I finally made it to LA! of course, I'm a little late, seeing as how you've already left. but I can still sense you've left your impression here in many ways. in fact, there's a guy in the same building as me who says he's friends with a girl named wendy who was also really good friends with you. he's got some of your tunes and he's also a musician, so I'm hoping to maybe work with him someday. I also want to let you know I'm becoming such a better person. I have been digging up all this renewed strength and confidence that I forgot I ever had! I feel this is the place for me right now, and I want to make an impression on this town just as you did! if anyone reads this is interested in showing me around town, please email me! I'd appreciate it!

Date: Mon Nov 27 18:51
dan reneer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    The first time I heard Josh I was in Atlanta in the back seat of a noisy car. Under all the talking I could barely hear a track off INB, but knew I wanted to find it. I've had this moment before, where I'm half-way wanting the song to go on and on and half-way wanting the dj to come on and tell me who it is. At any rate, the song ended and under all the noise I heard "Josh Clayton Felt". I sat back there, repeated "Josh Clayton Felt Josh Clayton Felt Josh . . ." so I wouldn't forget it (before I could track down the cd!) I am so sorry he passed, his music is beautiful. Thank you Josh, you will continue to inspire me.

Date: Sat Nov 25 13:01
Jeff & Ani (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    The following was written by Ani Grace Rosenthal, my 15 year-old Sister. Goodbye My Friend: Goodbye my friend, saying goodbye my friend, saying goodbye is never the end. Dear Josh, You nad my brother had some great memories and I want you to remember them all. Remember the first time you laughed and the first time you cried together. Don't ever forget when Jeff's Dad made you pee in your pants. Remember every talk you had with Jeff about life and breaking up with girls. Remember the advice you had given Jeff and the advice you received. These memories you should keep and treasure forever. Here is a poem I made for you Josh called, "Who?" -- Who is the guy with a laugh like the sun shining bright? Who is the guy with eyes as brown as the darkest night? Who is the guy who has a smile like the moon over the sea? Who is the guy who has a sweeter heart than sweet tea? Who is the guy who has hair as soft as silk? Who is the guy who is never bitter like sour milk? Who is the guy Jeff will love forever? Who is the guy who won't be forgotten never? Who is the guy who fills everyone's heart with love? That guy is you Josh I hope they'll love you as much as Jeff does, up above. To Josh - Lots of Love, Ani Grac

Date: Sat Nov 25 12:44
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Last December Josh and I and several friends, including Brad and his friend Melissa went to see "White Trash Wins Lotto" at the Roxy. Yesterday, Melissa passed away from stomach cancer and joins our friend in the spiritual world. I ask you both to take care of each other and to send special comfort to Melissa's friends and family and to Brad to whom Melissa was like a sister. Thank

Date: Sat Nov 25 11:33
Jaime (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It's been a while since I left a message and for some reason this week it keeps popping in my head that I need to come here. Josh, I know that your safe and happy wherever you are, but whenever I play your music I just can't help but think about you being gone. It brings back memories of seeing you play, your extreme kindness and good humor, the way your eyes glowed when you smiled that beautiful smile. You didn't have to be kind and helpful to my friends and I the first time we met you, but you took the time for us. If only everybody in this world was as selfless and kind as you. I can't wait until the new cd is out, my friends and I will listen to it over a big plate of yummy pancakes in your honor. Big thanks to Josh's mom and everybody who is making sure that your music lives on with the new cd. Hope all is well for everybody on here. Ride on, stay on that dragonfly Josh! We miss you! Love, Jaime

Date: Fri Nov 24 00:05
jamie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hello, i just heard "3 strange days" on the radio here in the s.f. bay area, & i broke into tears...it felt so good, in that instant, to be reminded of what we are thankful for! i love you josh!!! i am so very honoured to have known you, & truly thankful to have all this lovely music to enrich my life ~forever! my love to all of your family & friends! cheers!!! with love, jamie.xxx

Date: Wed Nov 22 17:31
John Clayton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I love you, Josh. We're all thinking of you this Thanksgiving. I remember so many Thanksgivings with you. You'll be with us tomorrow. Dad

Date: Wed Nov 22 14:52
eric reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hi josh! just wanted to say hi. I've been going thru some rough times lately, and your music helps me keep my head facing the right way. it was just over a year ago since I last saw you. I remember looking forward to the future so much at that time, and hoping that I'd get to know you more and learn a lot more about music with your help. I was going thru some old photos the other day, and I ran across one of you and your jaguar. you had good taste in guitars! anyhow, I've been listening to beautiful nowhere a LOT! I can't believe I've had that for a year now...it just seems so new! maybe that's because you weren't around to talk to you about it and tell you how groovy it was. you told me you had a feeling I would like it, and you were so right. the song "right on time" has been in my mind a lot! those lyrics seem to fit my life quite a bit, so I just imagine you singing them to me and it helps me out! take care of yourself!

Date: Wed Nov 22 14:18
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    A Happy Thanksgiving to all. I would like to give thanks to those of you keeping Josh's spirit alive and well on earth and taking care of those of us in his family who miss him so. And most importantly, I thank Josh for taking care of me and all of us from above. I love you my broth

Date: Wed Nov 22 12:00
Brandon Ruecker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss. Josh was very talented and loved. I am and will always be a fan.

Date: Tue Nov 21 22:52
Behnam (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Navaz Hi. When i saw that so bad news about your Grandmother(who went to glory) i became so angry...Accept my and my family's heartfelt condolence and know us as partners of your sorrow.I can feel your situation. I wish longlife with happiness and joy for you and your family and wish rest in Paradise for your late Grandmother. Assuring you of our highest esteem BEHNAM (Hamid Nikbakht) 79/9/1

Date: Tue Nov 21 13:43
elsa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I MISS you, Josh. Not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind. I just got back from New York and met one of your fans. We bonded over ...what else, but pancakes! It was very comforting to talk to someone who felt exactly the way I do about you. She loves you too! Who doesn't??! You touch more people than you can imagine. Keeping you close to my heart....I love you sweets.

Date: Tue Nov 21 12:08
Steph (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Could anyone tell me how I can get a hold of Josh's song, Heaven (I think that's the name..."what good is heaven, when your in it alone" are some of the lyrics) Will it be on the new album?

Date: Mon Nov 20 02:09
ModE (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I love him i come to know about him after his death.. it's just so tragic.. from south korea

Date: Sat Nov 18 11:06
Bryce Hayworth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hey, I am so anxious for the new cd to come out. I just want it so much. Has anybody thought of a tribute cd of his older stuff? That would be great.

Date: Tue Nov 14 02:52
Grace Cerrone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Funny about a creative soul on this earth. I was first introduced to Josh while working in Marketing at Capitol Records (in a job I despised). It turned out that we both were from Boston and went to the same tiny, liberal, and certainly funky high school. We both moved to LA for music. Josh appeared to me to be an immensely centered and creative soul. Funny, we both hallowed the rooms of the music building at CSW and took classes with the legendary dept. head, Lee (who helped me get into a top music school). At Capitol, we were all psyched up about the release of the single "3 Strange Days." We even used the song as our theme on a Marketing retreat we attended in the very spiritual Sedona, AZ. We played the hell out of that song during our trip. I cannot hear that song without fond memories rushing back. That song brought light to me during an otherwise dismal time working for a "label.” I was angry that SOF broke up and blamed it on how lame Capitol was at their attempt to "break" SOF at radio and messing with the band. I came to see that it was meant for a reason... Josh was then available to free his talented, creative soul further and express himself in his solo albums. Brilliant. Thank you, Josh, for unintentionally becoming an inspiration to others.

Date: Mon Nov 13 04:34
Fig (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh was one of the best songwriters and performers of our generation and is badly missed. I was really hoping that someone could direct me to where I could purchase the "Soon Enough" single....I really would love to hear the two extra tracks....We all love and miss you Josh!

Date: Mon Nov 13 04:33
Fig (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh was one of the best songwriters and performers of our generation and is badly missed. I was really hoping that someone could direct me to where I could purchase the "Soon Enough" single....I really would love to hear the two extra tracks....We all love and miss you Josh!

Date: Sun Nov 12 06:41
christopher tafoya (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh's music has such a profound impact in my life. Whenever i think about him not being "physically" here i just want to get fall-down drunk to help me forget. But then, i just put on some of his music and everything seems to become bareable. Josh has a way of speaking directly to the listener, while at the same time, being clever enough to tap you on the shoulder, as if from behind. His use of the language totally inspired me to begin writing my own songs again.( i had been playing for several years before i heaard the first school of fish album). there is only one thing to say JOSH CLAYTON IS ALIVE AND WELL IN OUR HEATS AND IN OUR EARS. THANK YOU JOSH. WE LOVE YOU!!

Date: Sun Nov 12 06:41
christopher tafoya (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh's music has such a profound impact in my life. Whenever i think about him not being "physically" here i just want to get fall-down drunk to help me forget. But then, i just put on some of his music and everything seems to become bareable. Josh has a way of speaking directly to the listener, while at the same time, being clever enough to tap you on the shoulder, as if from behind. His use of the language totally inspired me to begin writing my own songs again.( i had been playing for several years before i heaard the first school of fish album). there is only one thing to say JOSH CLAYTON IS ALIVE AND WELL IN OUR HEATS AND IN OUR EARS. THANK YOU JOSH. WE LOVE YOU!!

Date: Thu Nov 9 14:59
Gundars "Goo" (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    My heart goes out to Josh's family and close friends. I learned of his passing only a few months ago but still feel the shock and sadness. I was fortunate enough to see him with the band and then solo here in Milwaukee. Those are memories that will always be with me. His music will not be replaced. I had to order 'beautiful nowhere' and 'alive' right away to help fill a void. I await the release of "Spirit Touches Ground" and smile every time that I listen to any of his songs. He was cut from the "good stuff". Enjoy the music Josh? Always.

Date: Thu Nov 9 08:19
Dene Wilby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear All. Sincere apologies for the message board being down so long. There was a big server error but many thanks to George Lukas for providing the backup to enable me top get it back online. -Dene

Date: Thu Nov 9 07:50
Dene Wilby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear All. Sincere apologies for the message board being down so long. There was a big server error but many thanks to George Lukas for providing the backup to enable me top get it back online. -Dene