Messages April 2001

Date: Mon Apr 30 10:40
Chad Fischer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Last night was the 2nd annual JCF Earth Day Benefit for the Descendants of the Earth. 15 friends of Josh performed songs by or inspired by the man to a sold out crowd that stuck it out for the entire 5 hours of music. IT WAS AWESOME. Awe yeah. To all of those who played and to those who listened, thank you. Josh continues to inspire love, kindness, warmth, and a whole lotta soul. Thank you,Josh. I love you, Brother - Chad

Date: Sun Apr 29 04:25
Marilyn Richardson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    To Marilyn, John, Laura, Henry, George and all of Josh's dear family, my heart is with you on this concert day in celebration of Josh's spirit, his gifts and the continuing power of his loving compassion. I continue to return in mourning and in praise to the embrace of this extraordinary web sanctuary.

Date: Fri Apr 27 23:07
Lindsay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Miss you Josh!

Date: Tue Apr 24 07:39
Leisa Criswell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I first saw Josh Clayton-Felt as an opening act for a Tori Amos concert in Rockford Illinois in 1996, I think. I remember everyone in the audience talking about how great he sounded. I agreed. His voice was like nothing I'd ever heard before. After Tori Amos came out and did a few songs, they took a break. It was mentioned that out in the lobby they were selling both Tori Amos Tshirts and cd's as well as stuff from Josh Clayton-Felt. I wanted to buy one of his CD's, so I went out to the lobby. To my amazement, his both was completely filled with people buying his cds and other things while the both with Tori Amos items was nearly empty. Needless to say, the concert started back up before I could buy a cd because of the lines, so I just went ahead and bought it at a CD store the following weekend. I always wondered since then if Tori Amos saw the loads of people in his line and the lack of people in hers. I thought it was funny!

Date: Fri Apr 20 20:52
daniella (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    i just wanted to share a short story about how josh and his music has touched my life...back in 1991 me and a friend forged a bond that was held together tightly by our shared love for school of fish music....we prided ourselves on discovering this band when no one else had heard of them...for four years we worshipped SOF but after high school and the band breaking up...we kind of lost that special thing that was such a big part of our relationship....ten years later my friend is back in my life and once again josh is there...i sent her a copy of a three strange days single that i found on ebay and it sparked so many memories for us...like traveling all the way to the hard rock cafe in los angeles from orange county by ourselves at the tender age of 16...we were scared to death to drive down there...but sitting behind the stage and having josh smile at us..stuck with us forever......recently i sent her josh's live album so that she could experience josh's new music...i know she will love it as much as i do........i recently checked out school of fish website and the six degrees of josh ...there really is so much more to it than that...he touched more people than any of us could ever realize...thanks josh....

Date: Fri Apr 20 04:23
Brian L. Carter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I am an e-Bay seller, and my favorite things to sell are books. I happened to come across Josh's 1987 book "TO BE SEVENTEEN IN ISRAEL". It is by no means my habit to read a book after I sell it, but something intangible pulled me to read it. I was simply astounded at the sincere, simple style of writing that Josh possessed. He almost had me persuaded that I needed to be in Israel more than the US. I read the entire book in one sitting. I intended to write Josh and tell hi how much I enjoyed his book.I apologized to the buyer for holding her book one more day, and naturally she said she didn't mind. She told me that she had been looking for the book for over a year, for she had met Josh, and very intrigued by his manner. SHe told me he was a musicican and that I should check out his Web Site.After reading the book and feeling close to the seventeen year old kid who wrote it, imagine my shock and despair upon discovering in the site that my new favorite author had died. I simply wept. A very huge shock. I didn't Josh, aside from his book, but I can tell that he felt things deeply and was a poet at heart. I am sorry for his passing, and I feel very sorry for his family. I lost my baby brother 15 years ago at the age of 20. Sadness seems to touch every family in some way. If you read this, family of Josh, please know that I am grieving with you, and that I will never forget Josh's words of the importance of family and how much more he appreciated you from his travels to Israel.Thank you for such a wonderful gift to our world. It is rare that one would care so deeply and feel so completely. A word to Josh: "I love you. Thank you for your many gifts, and for touching my life with your words. They make me appreciate what I have so much more. Not my car, or my apartment, or my business but my family and my friends and my faith. You have opened my eyes up a little wider, and I shall never forget that lesson.You left before I was able to talk to you or get to know you. But I will never forget you."Your friend,Brian

Date: Thu Apr 12 07:51
Marmi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    In tribute to Josh, I have brought the unofficial School of Fish homepageback online, with a new look and additional features, including links to SOF videos on Launch. Please visit it at http://www.twintownjunk.com/schooloffish, thanks!

Date: Sat Apr 7 18:26
Marilyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Shay-- (and everyone)Good you asked. A video will be on the site soon, so stay tuned. And, of course, if others have videos, we'd love to see them.Marilyn, Josh's Mom

Date: Fri Apr 6 18:57
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Everyone - check out the "news" section of this site for info on the JCF Memorial Earth Day Concert to Benefit the Descendents of the Earth, April 28th at the Mint.....and as always, smile more, try harder, 'be' love, embrace inspiration, nature and friendship...Josh is watching, laughing, supporting, hugging.....peace out...jeff...................

Date: Thu Apr 5 10:56
Shay Giambastiani (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I am looking for any video of Josh performing live. Unfortunately, my wife never got a chance to see Josh play live. I would like to give her the joy of seeing a pure genius at work. If anyone has any videos, please let me know.Thanks,Shay

Date: Mon Apr 2 22:32
Jamie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh - it's been a while. Thank you for bringing the sunshine and spark back to me after my unexpected post-surgical challenges. It is a feeling beyond words, but, somehow I have no doubt it was you who brought the sunny day for me, after so many days of rain, knowing I was finally off the machine and was longing to go outside and sit on my balcony. As I felt the warmth of the sun, I realized that you were there, smiling down at me...thank you for rekindling my spark and my drive. I am utterly grateful for your spirit and all of the great life lessons you continue to teach. You are so missed here, Josh.

Date: Sun Apr 1 01:37
Jon Paslov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I met Josh at a party near Santa Rosa California in 1997. he was friends with some of my friends from Carson City Nevada.I immediately liked him, he had a very easygoing, relaxed way about him.with some coaxing, he pulled out his Taylor steel string acoustic and played a few songs. I was immensely impressed.sometime after that I was living in Italy and stumbled into some kind of thrift store near Compo Fiori in the heart of Rome. it was well past midnight and I was stuffed with pasta and somewhat drunk on red wine. I was relaxed and happy as I meandered through this crowded, funky little shop. I came across a stack of dusty vinyl hidden behind a flower sifter and a few plastic alarm clocks. I thumbed through this collection of obscure Italian pop records and was absolutely amazed when I came across a name I knew. it was one of Josh's solo recordings. I studied it carefully, told my friend the story and couldn't help but reflect on the immortality of this peaceful person I'd met some time before. regrettably, I didn't buy it. six months later, back in Carson City, I ran into my friend Dan who told me Josh had passed away. I couldn't believe it. I still can't. such a good, talented person leaving so soon makes no sense. none. but I'll always remember Josh, that party, and the Italian thrift store that for me has come to symbolize the infectious harmony of Josh Clayton-Felt.