Messages May 2002

Date: Thu May 30 19:32
Lisa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi. I heard Josh on KCRW. I bought his CD that day. He touched me so deep. I can't get enough of "Deer in the Headlights". The intro is so hauntingly beautiful. I read a review that said the CD was great but at 14 songs it was a bit long. Fool. It's not long enough. Not to serve as your final body of work. He is amazing, thank God he was a musician. His spiritual creations will survive past his physical one. His soul will soar everytime another one of us discovers his music. This is his legacy. Rock On', Josh. Be happy and be peaceful wherever you are now creating more music. And THANKS. lisa

Date: Mon May 27 23:42
Gwyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi everyone. I just happened upon this (or it happened upon me). Enjoy. These carols sung to cheer my passage through the world I see, For completion I dedicate to the Invisible World. The Carols by Walt Whitman (1871)

Date: Mon May 27 08:12
Piliki (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hello Everyone! I want to apologize in advance for any incoherent ramblings this post may contain. I didn't know Josh, his music (well except for SOF which I recognized at the benefit concert), or his spirit until very recently. I feel like such a, such a...I can't find the words. But I really missed the boat and I'm paddling real hard trying to catch up. A special friend from Allston-Brighton has turned me on to some great music. She mentioned the benefit concert at the Knitting Factory. I checked out STG on the virtual listening party, liked it and figured I'll check out the concert. I didn't know what to expect. As the night went on I could truly feel a spirit in the room. Here were all these people coming together for/because of Josh. Wow! I kinda felt like an outsider, not knowing Josh or being able to relate to all the wonderful stories being told from the stage. But it was a beautiful night of music. I loved how the artists didn't have "attitude". They backed each other up, shared equipment, kept the flow moving, and performed great. I bought the STG CD for myself and a tee for my friend. I love listening to STG, especially at work. It really calms me down and keeps me from completely losing my mind. Thank you Josh for your music & spirit, everyone involved at the benefit concert and to Julianne. ~~p.s. Happy Belated Birthday Josh!~~

Date: Wed May 22 04:39
scott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy happy birthday....here's a quick birthday message---the good sports in my office have been passing a yellow post-it note around everyday for the last two months that has (in my scrawl) "Building Atlantis by Josh Clayton Felt/WYEP-412-381-9900" written on it...whoever has it last puts it on the computer of someone else the next morning, and they know to call and request the song that day, and then pass the post-it on. The best was our 72-year old receptionist Julia who we overheard calling and asking for them to play "that Felt song by Josh Clayton Atlantis". We about peed ourselves laughing. And yes, they played it! Anyway, hope you're in Atlantis having a birthday laugh of your own. Scott/P

Date: Wed May 22 00:34
Julianne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    There's been a big smile on my face for the past 24 hours. After checking in here (VERY belated happy birthday!), I moved on to check an e-mail address I rarely use. Despite all the high-level spam filters, what arrived over the weekend but the "Perfect Pancake" e-mail Henry received as well? Somehow even the computer gods knew I needed a pick-me-up and didn't consider it junk mail. I didn't know you in this life, but I'm doing my best gaining listeners for "STG." Thanks from the girl in Allston-Brighton wearing the "Decendants" t-shirt.

Date: Tue May 21 19:37
Elsa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy Birthday, Josh! A day doesn't go by without me lifting my head and giving you a smile. I miss you. XOXX, Elsa

Date: Mon May 20 19:50
Money Penny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy Birthday Joshy! I'm sorry to be a bit late with this message. I was no where near a computer on Saturday. You were in my thoughts and heart, however, as always. I'm so thrilled that 'Descendants' have gotten their land back, what wonderful timing! Thank you for your continued spirit, love and inspiration. I love you, Money Penny xoxo

Date: Mon May 20 07:46
Lorrie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Don't know why I was compelled to check out your site again today Josh, haven't for a while, then found out it's your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your spirit has blessed this day. My love and thoughts to all and thanks again for the beautiful music.

Date: Sun May 19 15:07
Henry Felt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh: So i'm opening my email for the day (this was 5/17) and there were the usual unwanted solicitations-- but one of them caught my eye--"Make the perfect pancake". It took a day but now I'm wondering,did you send this to me? Did you send it to others as well? Just speculating. Love Henry

Date: Sun May 19 04:24
Gwyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy Birthday, Josh. Peace :-)

Date: Sun May 19 01:15
Lynda C (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Wow! It seems so ironic that I happened to stroll over to Josh's site just to find out that today is his birthday. It's been a little while since I've listened to STG or anything really. With kids almost out of school for the summer (very scary!), I've mostly been running like mad here and there with no personal time. But this morning we were in the car and I just got the urge to hear Josh, and like it always is, it was so relaxing and just made me feel good and happy to hear. I told my husband, "I feel so lucky to have found Josh!" and I was thinking how I just wished that everyone could have the pleasure of knowing his music. And so, I just felt the desire to check in and see what was going on in Josh's world today online on his site. What a surprise that's it's Josh's birthday. Now, I just really do feel connected to Josh and happy to have been touched by his spirit today on his special day. Happy Birthday Josh and thanks again for the music!

Date: Sat May 18 17:52
Laura Clayton Baker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Happy Birthday Josh! We had strawberry pancakes for you this morning. Yesterday I came across the present you gave me with the waterfall photograph and the words you wrote which I've taken to heart... " In every moment we are consciously or unconsciously creating ourselves, each other, and the world around us. Make it something great. If you don't limit what you believe is possible you will find that there are no limits on you as to the beauty and impact of what you can choose to create and be. Life isn't happening to you, you are happening to it. Life is the experience of creating experience." I try to remember that always. Thank you! I love you...Laura

Date: Sat May 18 15:17
marilyn (talkingcloudrecords.com):
    You'd love what is happening on your birthday! Probably you know, but I'll tell you anyway. It turned out to be today that Descendants, as a community, could first enter their new land. So they're going up today for work and ceremony. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Miss you and at the same time feel you with me. Love forever, your Mom.

Date: Sat May 18 09:05
renee (nay nay) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    hey shwa bon anniversaire.

Date: Sat May 18 07:10
Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh - I miss you BIG time....Happy Birthday.....Love, Jeffy...

Date: Sat May 18 03:30
Tommy Manzi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH. I'M THINKING OF YOU... AS USUAL. x TM

Date: Sat May 18 02:02
Henry Felt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Josh: I'm here in Baltimore working away at the editing machine. Tomorrow I go out for a Pancake Breakfast in honor of your birthday. Here's to the finast maple syrup vermont can supply. I'll be looking for you,lot's of love Henry

Date: Sat May 11 00:50
Harry Fuller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Thank you for getting this great CD out. It is one of those few that make you feel glad there is music. Thank you Josh.

Date: Fri May 10 15:09
mark polansky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Does the possibility of an event at the NYC Knitting Factory similar to that of the LA event exist? How great would that be! Miss you buddy.

Date: Tue May 7 15:58
marilyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Mark-- We have just posted chords for "Love Sweet Love," "Diamond in Your Heart," "Backwards World." and "Waiting to Be". See the section "Spirit Touches Ground," "Everything STG". Good luck to your garage band! Marilyn

Date: Mon May 6 16:11
Mark Christie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    This is just a fantastic CD. I'm starting a garage band and would love to attempt to cover a few songs such as "Love Sweet Love" and "Building Atlantis." Does this music/tablature exist anywhere. Thanks, Mark

Date: Mon May 6 15:07
Arroz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi!! I´m from Portugal and I just wanna say that I love the inarticulate nature boy album. It´s one of my favorites...and it´s not even my music style.I love the lyrics and the mixtures that you´ve made..:)very cool_ Congratulations..I will buy the others(albuns) that´s for shure man ............see ya if you wanna check out our web sites www.aside.com.sapo.pt www.asideworld.pt.vu

Date: Thu May 2 22:27
Jill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I recently found out about Josh's passing and I feel awful. I was a big School of Fish fan early on. I can't remember when I first saw them but it was either in at Hammerjack's in Baltimore or The Fastlanes in Asbury Park, NJ. In fact, I did see them a couple times in Asbury Park. I'm embarrassed to admit it but I was a little infatuated with Josh at the time. Don't get me wrong, I loved the music but he was just so great to watch on stage- the whole band was. I must have seen them a lot because I have a bunch of song lists from the show that I took afterwards. At the time I had been working at a photo lab and really wanted to bring something for Josh to sign at the next show we went to. So I had a picture that I previously took of him with his hair blowing in the wind and I had it put on a plate. The store I worked at would make these plates that kind of were like the commemerative plates that they sell on tv and you could put your kid's picture on it or whatever. Anyway, so I got this plate made of Josh playing guitar. The picture was from their outdoor concert at the World Trade Center in New York. I brought the plate to the next show, which was also at The Fastlanes in Asbury Park, NJ. I don't remember how I got to him but somebody was bringing my friends and I downstairs behind the stage to meet the band. I was such a dork but I showed Josh the plate and he signed it for me. He seemed to get a kick out of it but I'm sure he was more like "what a freak"! Anyway, I just wanted to write this and say that my friends and I had a lot of good times going to the School of Fish shows and being silly listening to their music. I am very saddened to hear about Josh. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends. And if Josh is reading all of these notes somewhere, I just want to say thank you.