Messages May 2001

Date: Mon May 28 20:52
Nana Daou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    This is for Marilyn: Nana is thinking of you and the nights of long ago when Laura was a baby and we played Sinatra and told stories and dreamed of the future. Perhaps Arthur will recognize Josh wherever they are. How painful to have lost them but what pleasure they brought us.

Date: Sat May 19 05:19
Tommy Manzi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy Birthday JCF. I miss you. I think of you all the time. I pray that you receive my vibes of love and friendship. Remember that key chain I gave you for one birthday? Or the handmade wooden yo-yo for another birthday? I recently found a very special Christmas card from you while sorting through some boxes in storage... I miss you Josh. x. TM

Date: Sat May 19 03:50
juliea ():
    Happy Birthday, dear Josh!! Today was such an amazing day...we found out our little boy doesn't have autism or anything else terribly serious...and somehow it was made even more special by the fact that we found out on your birthday...

Date: Sat May 19 03:28
marilyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Thirty-four years ago today you came into my life, and what a gift you were. And are. I feel your presence all the time. I made blueberry pancakes today without even burning the blueberries. Love you, Josh.Your Mom

Date: Fri May 18 22:50
eden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    This morning I was coming out of a bakery with my cup of coffee, and thinking about your birthday and feeling kinda down, and there was this little boy probably less than two years old in a stroller sitting out on the sidewalk with his mom, and I don't know how he knew, but he looked right at me and was smiling so big like he knew I needed it. I don't know if this makes any sense, but I really felt like you were with us again at that moment. have a happy happy birthday josh. love, eden

Date: Fri May 18 21:01
jamie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy birthday, Josh! I wish I could have taken the morning off work to have pancakes in LA. But, I'll have some tonight down here at the beach (No! I STILL can't stomach the banana ones!). Peace and love, kiddo!

Date: Fri May 18 20:26
daniella (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hey birthday boy...exactly a year ago i went to the farmers market in la and had pancakes in your honor...today i am living in florida...so i will have to make do with my own pancakes...which i will go make now...even though it is 3:30 in the afternoon! happy bershday josh!

Date: Fri May 18 18:19
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY My BROTHER!! Josh -- it is so, let's say, "trying" to walk this Earth without you here...but your presence is felt everyday. More magic than I can tell you....for now, just know that I love you so much and miss you so much. I have more to tell you, but I think you know it all and played a hand in it....I love you....Jeff.....Happy Birthday.......

Date: Fri May 18 18:03
Money Penny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy Birthday Sweetie! Love you, love you, love you so very much. Money Penny xoxo

Date: Fri May 18 17:56
jamie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    JOSH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL BOY!!! i'm listening to "inarticulate nature boy" at this very moment! i will be thinking of you all day, and my heart is already overflowing with love! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! EVERYONE, ENJOY THIS GLORIOUS DAY! with love, jamie. xxx

Date: Fri May 18 16:29
laura (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy Birthday Josh! I love you and feel you with me always, helping me to see all the beauty and magic in the world. You are very present in our lives, inspiring and joyful, as well as truly missed. With love, your sister Laura

Date: Fri May 18 15:03
Irene Buckley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I'm thinking of you today Josh - Happy Birthday! It's my fathers birthday today too...Your music still brings us happiness to me and my friends here in Ireland.Love Irene

Date: Fri May 18 07:47
Dene Wilby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU JOSH. It's been hard holding back but i'm finally going to get to try your banana pancakes tonight. Hope you all enjoy yours too. Dene X

Date: Thu May 17 13:02
Linda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I wanted to write a message for Josh's family and friends, to let you know that you are all in our thoughts here in Ireland,(my sister Irene and myself) and we will be especially thinking of you tommorrow for Josh's birthday.I have been thinking about Josh so much lately, and the other night i could almost hear him say "turn on the radio". I flicked the radio on to a station I had never heard before, and a Chet Baker song was playing. Josh made me a tape years ago, full of Chet Baker songs, and everytime I hear it I think of Josh.The next song played was the Blue Nile 'Happiness' from the album 'Peace at Last', with the lyrics 'Now that I've found peace at last...birds will laugh in the trees...it's only love...soon we'll be alright...now that i've found peace of mind, happiness'. I remember listening to that album with Josh in Cork, and he told us that he was really excited to meet the lead singer of the Blue Nile at a radio show once, as he loved their music.I miss you Josh, m'anam cara, love Linda.

Date: Tue May 15 19:41
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Who wants to have a pancake breakfast on Josh's birthday this Friday? I have to be at work by 10 am...so, early...at Hugo's or Cafe Latte or Victor's...just a thought...everyone have breakfast, think of Josh...smile and laugh and be kind....love love love...Jeff.......

Date: Fri May 11 18:20
eden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Marmi...thank you so much for sharing Josh's pancake recipe with all of us. I can't imagine a better way to remember him on his birthday. love, eden

Date: Mon May 7 20:53
jamie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Thanks, Chad for giving a follow-up blurb on the DOE benefit. Your Superman songs rocked, as did the ENTIRE line-up and the evening. Where else can you get 5 hours of incredible Josh-inspired music? So powerful, so reminiscent of Josh-jams. Don't forget to make your pancake plans - Josh's birthday is just around the corner! Josh - your letter -wow - is forever etched in my heart - thanks for opening my eyes to DOE.

Date: Fri May 4 22:04
Chris Richards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    All I can say is the Benefit left me wanting more. What an incredibly talentedlineup. Can't wait to hear more! I never slept that night, I was so up.Josh, we miss you man!

Date: Wed May 2 18:30
Bridgette (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    In keeping with the spirit of Earth Day and the Descendents of the Earth Concert, please read through this letter about Bush's plan to drill the Arctic Refuge, the environmental ramifications it may have...AND what you can do about it. Don't be put off because it was written by Robert Redford. Unfortunately, it takes a celebrity to call attention to such obvious issues and nudge more people to buck up and think a bit about their actions and non-actions.Hum, the thing won't paste, so skip the letter...the point is,to quote the letter then, "that the Arctic Refuge represents everthing spectacular and everything endangered about America's natural heritage: a million years of ecological serenity, vast expanses of untouched wilderness, an irreplaceable sanctuary for polar bear, white wolves and 130,000 caribou that return there each year to give birth and rear their young. For 20,000 years--literally hundreds of generations--the native Gwich'in people have inhabited this sacred place, following the caribou herd and leaving the awe-inspiring landscape just as they found it. Our own presidents going back to Eisenhower have kept a bipartisan promise to safeguard this natural treasure...But not this president. Our congressional leaders and president would sacrifice America's largest wildlife refuge for the sake of a possible SIX-MONTH supply of oil!!!"Please click on the link below, it is easy. You can instantly send a prewritten protest letter to your senators and representatives...there are also lots of other sacred sites you can help protect...http://www.savebiogems.org/arctic

Date: Tue May 1 01:17
Sharron Turner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I feel like such an idiot. Really I do. I'm sitting here sobbing because I JUST NOW learned that Josh is no longer with us. I saw Josh when he was in A School of Fish. They were in a record store and I was struck by how pure and strong his voice was, even without a microphone. I was there with a boyfriend. When that boyfriend and I broke up, I kind of put the music that reminded me of him away for a while. Today I was listening to the CD again, and was wondering what had happened to Josh. I was thinking maybe he was with another band or something, so I turned to the internet and looked for him. That's when I found out and it's really upsetting to think that I could have been praying for him. I know it's a little late, and he and I didn't know each other, but I was moved by his voice and the impression I got when I saw them in that record store. It's just a blow to me that he's gone. I feel such disappointment at having never been given a chance to know him, and I'm not talking about a physical attraction or anything like that. It's hard to explain. I still feel like an idiot.