Messages December 2001

Date: Thu Dec 27 08:13
dorit davidyan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I have known Josh less than 15 minutes, up on the ninth floor at the UCLA medical center. he hasn't left my mind for almost two years. I have finished recording a song for him and will send it to his mom and sister. I could send one for you Josh, but are there any postmen in Heaven??? To all- a happy and safe new year.

Date: Thu Dec 27 01:34
julie ():
    Just wanted to wish everyone a most happy new year filled with peace, love, and many pancakes.

Date: Wed Dec 26 20:41
renee stahl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hey everyone it has been a while since I have been on the site. I am SO excited that the CD is coming out. I play it for people all the time and everyone wants a copy. I miss my sweet dear friend all the time and still I seem to feel him with me everyday. this time of the year will always remind me of Josh. love to everyone. Renee

Date: Wed Dec 26 04:36
eric reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    MERRY XMAS EVERYONE!!! : )

Date: Mon Dec 17 20:46
Carol Johnson Doroba (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Intuition is a funny thing...I met Josh and the rest of SOF early on and spent many a fun evening talking and laughing. The best was when we happened upon the first Beavis and Butthead episode and nearly laughed ourselves unconscious! I knew from the first time I met Josh that he was an old soul with a lot to give and I am thrilled to have received some of his gifts. And to learn that he lived in or near Topanga, my favorite hiking/meditation spot when I travel to LA. Last night he came screaming into my head for the first time in a year and I remembered today to see what he has been up to on the web. That is when my heart melted to know that such a talented and beautiful soul left us. My intuition told me to find him, look him up in LA and see what he has been up to. Little did I know that in order to look him up I just have to step into my own mind. To his family, I trust you find such joy in knowing how many people connected with Josh. Dominic-if you are out there, thinking of you. Still in Philly.

Date: Mon Dec 17 06:53
Celia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    It was about this time 2 years ago when Josh finally told me the truth. We had been talking about his back pain, and his stomach pain, and his feeling generally bad for weeks. But the second week of December, when it was cold in Topanga, like it is tonight, he told me the truth about his health. I remember so vividly crouching by his bed after examining him at midnight, and feeling my heart sink deeply into my chest. I knew it was bad. I knew it and I was helpless. The next day I made calls, left my lectures to get consults and arrange appointments, but I knew it was bad. I knew, and there was so little I could do. I still feel sick inside when I look at Josh's photo, his beautiful face happily holding his puppy Kaya, and remember. The oak trees I planted for Josh are thriving, but I wish he was here. Kaya wishes he was here. We all do. Josh, I love you. Kaya loves you. We all love you, still.

Date: Sat Dec 15 15:01
Donny Musto (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Oh My God I just found out about Josh's death and I'm so taken I cried. I had gotten the School Of Fish album when It came out after hearing it from a friend and I absolutly loved it and played it all the time. At times I would go through different albums that I haven't heard in awhile and play them...Of course School Of Fish was always the first one I'd put on. I got married and was real busy for awhile and didn't listen the album for some time...I separated from my wife earlier this year and I was going through my 800 cd's and and there was the School Of Fish cd. I put it on this morning and I started to listen to it and I wondered what ever happened to them because I truely loved this album...I saw Josh solo albums and the next line totally was unexpected "School of Fish called it quits a few years later and Clayton-Felt had a strong solo career that was cut short by his tragic death". I hunted down the web site and here I am...What can I say but I'm so sorry about his death but thank god his music lives forever, he will be deeply missed...Long Live Josh...His voice and music always cheered me up especially the song Euphoria....Happy Holiday and God Bless all of Josh's Family...Donny

Date: Wed Dec 12 17:45
Bridgette (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Here is a story that I have kept to myself...I wrote it once to Josh's mother, Marilyn, and copied it here to share it with you... "Right after I found out about Josh's passing, I was in NY with my husband very close to where Josh and I had hung out one time. We were walking down the street when I heard this loud buzzing and something flew right in front of my face and I jerked backwards. My husband and l both practically yelled, "What on earth what that?" Then we looked and to our utter amazement there was the largest dragonfly eye level on the storefront window. It was bigger than I ever imagined existed. The body of this dragonfly was at least 10 inches long and 3/4 - 1 inch thick. We just stood there, transfixed, slack-jawed. We didn't even talk. We just stared and thought and smiled. At the time, I didn't know that a song was titled Dragonfly, I just saw the one on the website. As we slowly walked away, I asked Ernst if he had ever seen one that big and he just shook his head slowly and we on walked in silence." I just found a wildlife photo card today with a dragonfly on it...on the back it says that in tropical regions, the wingspan can reach 8 inches. Dragonflies with wingspans up to 24 inches lived in the Carboniferous period, 268-360 million years ago...this makes my experience even more magical. Truly, the thing was SO big, it was almost comical. Amazing...

Date: Tue Dec 11 16:51
scott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    P.S.--Just read Jeff's message (a few down from this one) about asking for a break, and then breaking a bone! I am laughing out loud at that right now! Too frickin' funny!!!! hope you're healing well!

Date: Tue Dec 11 16:49
Scott Roller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hey everyone---After hearing a Josh song on our local station (you can get it on the web---www.wyep.org---very cool listener supported, Pittsburgh-based new rock/blues/folk station) just now, i signed online to see if there was any news on a release date---and yahhooooooooooooooo----there is! Very cool. "Dragonfly" has taken on a bit of it's own life already---it has been passed around on mixed CDs now for months among my friends and their families. The soft intro always catches us off guard--we think "what the hell--this is a really long silence at the beginning of this song...did i screw up when i burned this disc?.." And then the guitar strums and we smile and turn up the volume. Had a great night of driving around with my best friend over Thanksgiving--around 1am or so, with the sunroof down. We played David Bowie's "Heros" and then "Dragonfly"--very loud. A very good night. Best of everything to all of you out there---to josh's family, fans---everyone. I hope the holidays bring good memories to all of you. peace, Scott

Date: Sat Dec 8 20:24
daniella (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    its been a long time since i looked at the messages on this site....i used to come here everyday....but nothing else has changed...i still love SOF, and josh's music and to this day i never leave home without a CD of his in my car...i truly CAN'T WAIT until spirit touches ground comes out....i have been looking forward to that for a loooooooooong time.....hi to every one ...especially you, Eric!

Date: Sat Dec 8 07:52
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Seems like not so many people write in anymore...I don't write in much either...and yet Josh is around me and in my head every step of the way, every breath of the day...forever and always...."Someone's been ridin' on my Big Wheel*, Someone's been hidin' all my good days...hidin' them away from me..." Peace and Love....you want music...play ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS at the same time, gorgeous........