Messages August 2002

Date: Fri Aug 30 03:05
thomas breiter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hi all...hi josh...hi laura...hi marilyn...my name is thomas breiter and i live in topanga canyon. i met josh's dog today and met the lady again who told me about josh month ago, she has his dog and he recorded in her house in topanga. i started www.topangaradio.com in spring this year. we would like to dedicate a whole page to josh and his spiritual music. please, laura or marilyn, get in contact with me or my wife ananda. our number is 310-403-0496 or 310-403 0946. thank you josh for touching my spirit. i send my spirit to let it touch yours...magic music in topanga...i will do my very best to let your spiritual music never die in our community!!! your thomas.

Date: Thu Aug 29 18:22
Laura Clayton Baker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi Colin... The best ways to find older Josh recordings would be either at C.D. Baby (which is linked to the site under "order C.D.'s") and they keep Josh's self released C.D.'s in stock, or at Amazon, which has had copies of "Inarticulate Nature Boy" in the recent past, and might have School Of Fish recordings, or if you're up for calling L.A., Amoeba Records has a lot of used C.D.'s and an amazingly thorough collection of new ones as well. Their phone # is 323-245-6400. We (Josh's family) are attempting to get the rights to reissue Inarticulate Nature Boy, and will announce it on the site when the C.D.'s are once again available. Anyway, I'm really glad you've enjoyed Josh's music and want to hear more! Best wishes...Laura (Josh's sister)

Date: Tue Aug 27 17:09
Bill Nealon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh, where do I start? I found out last summer, I was not expecting to hear something like this about you. It came as a surprise but I always thought I’d get to talk to you again. Every time I drive or walk by, or even when I walk down to the pond and look at the silo house across the water, I think of you and the times we had. We all had. Marylin’s pancakes in the morning! Skating and convincing you all (finally!!) to try skiing. Hogback, and Marylin’s T-Bar cake. Out shoveling the pond at night in a snowstorm so we could play hockey. Henry’s caesar salad with those spaghetti dinners and the walks afterwards. Sledding down the road after those ice storms. Remember the way we used to laugh at Harold’s jokes? The New Year’s parties. Monopoly games that went on for the entire weekend. Phaser! The old grist mill waterfall. Swimming at the Action Barn. Henry out skating around first thing in the morning playing his violin with it echoing off the mountian. Florida. Charades. Dinners at Poncho’s Wreck and it could go on but I'll stop… I also was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1995. Following 4 separate operations and 4 months of chemotherapy over the next five years, I was fortunate enough to finally beat it. To find out afterwards that this is the very thing that took you from this world leaves me feeling very conflicted. I so wish I could talk to you again. I can remember our long talks about music and I’m really happy for you that you got not only pursue what you loved but succeed at it too. Not everyone is so fortunate. The mortal world is indeed a lesser place without you Josh, but as you can so clearly see now your influence has touched a great many people. I can see you smiling. Peace for now Josh. I’ll see you again. Bill

Date: Tue Aug 27 04:50
colin howcroft (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    gooday colin from australia trying toget hold of josh earlier cds can anybody help me out please cheers colin adelaide oz

Date: Fri Aug 23 20:42
Dana Gordon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    My brother who has worked at Capitol Records for years and who was the product manager for School Of Fish has just had his first child and he named him Joshua in honor of Josh Clayton I wanted to let you all know that Josh Clayton has a namesake….. If anybody has a contact for Josh Clayton Mom please let her know. Thanks

Date: Thu Aug 22 17:16
Debbie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was thrilled to see Josh listed under the Dreamworks Label feeling that I had finally tracked him down. My mood quickly turn to tears as I surfed this website. My company interviewed Josh in 1995 in Chicago for an alternative music video show we produced called ShockWave. We were thrilled to get the chance to have Josh on the show and play his video. We had a great interview and enjoyed his live show that same evening. What a talent! I still have his promotional cassett, inarticulate nature boy featuring 4 songs which I play now and then. I would often wonder where this talented artist had landed because it was clear he was the real deal. As our show ended so did our conection with many of the artists we featured. My thoughts and prayers go out to Josh and his family. Josh's music still instantly lifts my soul, his spirit will not be forgotten...

Date: Tue Aug 20 18:44
john fox (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    to all who may read this message - i had the pleasure of meeting the guys from School of Fish and also Josh by himself after SOF disbanded, and i was forever touched by these men and their music. I cannot begin to explain the significance of what the music means to me, so i won't try. Just know that this was a tremendous band, with talented musicians and a vantage point of writing songs like i have not seen before or since. My heart has not healed from Josh's passing and never will. But his music lives on in everyone who puts an ear to it and echoes in the foreverness of time and space. For one tremendous summer, School of Fish was THE THING and ,for me, every summer is. The Human Cannonball CD never seems to get ejected from the player. My only hope is that others see the web site and buy the CD's and read his words and find out for themselves what i have known for a long time. I feel blessed to have met him and talked with him and to have experienced his music. I will continue to experience it. Josh - you are missed - you are loved Thank you for everything. jjf

Date: Sun Aug 18 16:11
marilyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Sayeeda- He is the very same. Josh always loved the sense of community, and that, essentially, is what the book he wrote at 18 is about. Thanks for asking! Josh's Mom

Date: Sun Aug 18 01:33
Sayeeda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Here is a silly and irrelevant question: Is this Josh Clayton-Felt (the beloved and late muscian) the same Josh Clayton-Felt that wrote the book To Be Seventeen in Israel? I like Josh's music, and I remember I read that book as a kid, but never put the two together. Thanks.

Date: Fri Aug 16 22:02
MP (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    play on friend.

Date: Sat Aug 10 17:32
Mason Adkins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    WOW !!!! This cd Spirit Touches Ground is an awsome experiance for everyone. I bought it and it amazed me in so many different ways. It is very nice mellow and spiritual music to listen to. I can't take it out of my cd player! I can listen to it for many hours and still amazed like the 1st time I herd it. Can't wait to check out his other music on his earlier cd's. Just want to say Thank You Very Very Much for this kind experiance. Thank you Josh, Thank You! Mason Adkins

Date: Mon Aug 5 03:33
Jose (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I will surely miss you and your music. I first saw you in Baltimore Maryland when School of Fish opened for the "Dyviniyls". The "Dyvinyls" were eclipsed by School of Fish. The songs were great as well as the sound. Soon after the opening for the "Dyvinyls" School of fish had a concert in a club in D.C.. After the concert Josh was coming out from backstage and I was right there in the middle of the crowd. I told him how great the concert was. He said thanks and shook my hand. Just a really nice guy. Hope where you are you don't need rose colored glasses. Always in summer there are hundreds of dragonflies here at the park.

Date: Sat Aug 3 15:30
Linda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I love you and your music Josh! My youngest son is 10 months old and when he is is cranky, I put in your cd and we listen to it together. It always calms him and myself down. Your voice is the best gifts ever given to me. I garentee my son will be one of your biggest fans as he grows old... I am so glad I was able to meet you in person, see your beautiful eyes and touch your soft hand........I love you

Date: Thu Aug 1 07:18
colin morrin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    i just recently found out about josh's death and feel terrible for his family and the music business...i got a chance to meet him in seattle when he was playing with the fish in 91 or 92(bite of seattle)--classy guy,great musician,and from the way people talk about him-(myself included)-a very great person!! once again to the family i am so sorry for your loss,but let me add this, your son/brother has made me a very happy person with his music and that will never go away...colin