Messages October 2000

Date: Thu Oct 19 10:48
Matt Wydra (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I would like to express my thanks to all the people who responded to my post here asking how I could find a copy of Inarticulate Nature Boy. I now own a copy and it hasn't left my cd player in 2 weeks! I have even held friends at gunpoint making them order their own copies, and so far, the ones who've done so have been just as amazed at the quality of the music and are asking me how they can get copies of Beautiful Nowhere (note, when I say copy I don't mean bootlegs or homemade copies). And now I see the recent news about the new cd, and it fills me with immeasurable joy. More of Josh's goodness to share! I am a movie director, and some day (with all the needed permissions and best wishes of the family of course) I'll have to put a song or two of Josh's into a soundtrack to share with a mass audience. He may be gone, but his voice still rings loud and clear! :)

Date: Tue Oct 17 17:56
Rod (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Ouch! This really hurts. I had seen School Of Fish perform in San Diego many years ago in Pacific Beach. Loved the music. Years later I saw Josh perform on his own as an opening act for my favorite band Del Amitri, again in San Diego. Loved it. Bought the album and play it to this day. Just played it last week for about a week. I now own a Talent Agency in Los Angeles. www.baronentertainment.com I wanted to see how Josh was doing so I did a search on the internet. Maybe I could be a part of getting his music out there. I am horrified with what I found. I could not even read more than a few of the messages before I felt the need to write this. I feel so sad. Sad for everyone.Josh, thank you for your music. Rod

Date: Tue Oct 17 11:01
mark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hi folks..just wanted to pass on some info..I've made lots of people on this site tapes of some of the live shows i have as well as the b-sides etc..as filler, i've put some music on by Michael Mcdermott, he's from Chicago on Koch records. for those of us in Los Angeles, he'll be at the Mint on Sat. Dec 9. This was a show josh had discussed playing at..Hope some of you can attend. By the way, please keep passin on the Josh music...Anyone needs a tape, let me know, if anyone has something to share with the rest of us, be nice and share..

Date: Tue Oct 17 10:39
Jeff ((This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)):
    On Saturday I was feeling very despondent over Josh's absence. I told him that it was time for him to give me just one more sign. I said, "A real sign that I can't argue with or question. I just miss you, man." Then, on Sunday I decided to go to the farmer's market on Selma and Ivar. The last time that Josh and I we're there together there, he had gotten me some sage. So, I set out to buy some sage to bring to his grave. As I walked down the one stretch of the market south of Selma, there was a flower stand. At the back of the stand a sign caught my eye. A pink sign with black handwritten lettering, it read: "Josh is fine. He says, "Hi." (he doesn't know why his mother is so worried about him.)" There was more, but it didn't relate to Josh, our Josh. But the first few words, so specific to my friend and his wishes for his mom to be worry-free...those words stopped me in my tracks and set me to crying tears of wonder. I have NEVER been particularly spiritual, but since Josh has taken up residence on the other side, there is no bigger believer than me. He oughta be a religion. I love you, Josh. You are an amazing friend. Love, J.

Date: Mon Oct 16 15:12
Leda Frank Andrews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, I remember you as a young boy in Cambridge.Your big brown eyes and glowing smile,you were totally enchanted with music. Being a very good friend of your sister Laura I remember you dashing about the house singing "Crocadile Rock".You have touched many in your short life. Thinking of you. Leda

Date: Sat Oct 14 07:32
eric reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hello! I just wanted to say that the front page looks nice and I look forward to what else dene has in store for the site! I will definitely get my josh sticker(s). I have a nice spot on my car for one...

Date: Fri Oct 13 15:21
Carmi Amar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Josh, It has been long time since I spoke with you and I had the courage just today to write few words. The tragic of event that brought us the last time to speak are still in my mind. Itzik, myself and our pertness still can't believe that you are not with us any longer. We miss you so much. You have been and always will be one of our family members as well as Marilyn Henry and all other back home. Two weeks ago there was a meeting in Israel with all the people that were responsible to bring us together few years ago. Unfortunately I could not be there since I was in New York. Everyone already heard what happened. They were screening a movie and you have been there as well, my mother couldn't help it and cried all day long. You have been like her sun. I would like you to know that we will always think about you. I am sure we will meet you once again. Love you always. The Amar's family. Marilyn, Henry and everyone back there, I want you to be strong, we love you all. You are all doing tremendous job to keep Josh among us.

Date: Fri Oct 13 12:16
Joe Walters (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Thought of the brisk air and the smell in the air and dreamt of you Josh. A plate of pancakes would do us all well. Your spirit is still here.. and I listen to it every day. Watch over us...Blessed Memory. Joe

Date: Thu Oct 12 18:05
Melissa Jefferson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I have wanted to read all of these wonderful thoughts and memories for so long, but it still makes me so sad to think about Josh and know that he's been taken from us. He touched so many people with his music and his kindness. I only saw School of Fish once, when they opened for Paul Westerberg at Rkcndy in Seattle. I would have loved to have been able to see them so many more times. I got to speak to Josh that night, very briefly, but I told him how much I enjoyed the show, and how much I loved his music. He said Thank you very much and touched my arm, and smiled. That's the thing I remember as I type this--his smile. It was so very warm and sincere. I also remember the way he walked through the club, smiling at everyone, talking to everyone who stopped him. I feel very grateful to have my own personal memory of him, along with his wonderful gifts that were his music. God Bless, Josh. Thank you for who you were and will always continue to be to me. Rest in Peace.

Date: Tue Oct 10 19:15
Greg Carpenter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):