Messages October 2002

Date: Wed Oct 30 05:47
Kim Holcomb-Piercy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was a huge School of Fish fan during the end of high school, and the beginning of college. I was able to see the band play a free concert at a Tower Records in Santa Monica, and went to their "real" concert later that night. At the free show, Josh and the other band members stuck around, and Josh was especially approachable. I gathered all of my 16-year-old courage, and approached him, asking if "3 Strange Days" was based on "Catcher In The Rye." His eyes widened, and he said no, but other people had asked him the same thing. He said he'd never read the book, but felt like he should. It was a short but dazzling conversation (for the teenager I was) -- but I've never forgotten that down-to-earth man who swept me away with his voice, and made me feel comfortable in person. It's been years since I listened to one of my CD's, but the other night I heard a cut from "School Of Fish" on the radio -- and I HAD to find out what happened to my formerly favorite band & singer. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Josh's death. What a talented and inspired person. I'll always be thankful for the music he created, and for the generous time he gave to me when I was young and it really mattered. Thank you for maintaining this website!

Date: Wed Oct 30 05:03
Rochelle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    For the past several months I had been longing to hear my old School of Fish CD. I couldn't get it out of my mind for some reason. It reminds me of my college days both good and bad times. Mostly it got me through the bad times. I've had some very bad times this year in losing a very close friend. I could not find my copy of the CD anywhere so I started searching the used CD stores and finally last night I found it. I was so excited. I immediately skipped to my favorite song "Euphoria". I played it over and over again. I sing and play guitar so I immediately wanted to learn how to play it. I started searching the internet to find the exact chords and I was also hoping to find out what had become of the band members. I wanted to find out how to contact them to let them know how much their music inspired me then and now. I came across this site and was shocked to find out that Josh had passed away. I don't know him at all but I've been touched by his music and I'm crying just the same. I know all too well what it's like to lose a great, wonderful friend and person and my heart goes out to Josh's friends, families and fans. I wanted to share this with you to let you know that Josh is still touching people with his music. What a great gift to give.

Date: Wed Oct 30 01:00
Cheese (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I just want to say I think that the song "Drangonfly" is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard. We miss you Josh Cheese

Date: Fri Oct 25 03:31
Alisa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    By the way, Laura and Jeff. Thanks for letting everyone know about My Big Greek Wedding. What a sweet, fun movie. It's so rare to leave the movie theater feeling happy and optimistic. Thanks for the tip. Alisa

Date: Fri Oct 25 03:27
Alisa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi. I was just on e bay and there was a "Inarticulate Nature Boy" CD on auction. I have the CD and really enjoy it. Just thought I'd pass this info on. Enjoy. Alisa

Date: Wed Oct 23 22:44
Tim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Laura Clayton-Baker, I've owed you a BIG Thank You for a while now. You sent me a Spirit Touches Ground post card and a great sticker. They both brightened my day! I put the sticker on my guitar case and the post card is in my music room. The other night I saw James Taylor on TV. He has always been a favorite of mine and I started thinking how incredible it would have been if Josh could have written some music with him. I always thought of Josh as a new James Taylor because he was such an incredible song writer and musician. I was wondering if Josh was into him? I bet he would have made some great music with Richie Havens too. I also wanted to let you know that Josh's music has helped me through alot of hard times. I have Cystic Fibrosis and I have seen ALOT of young people die from it, including one of my best friends (he was only 12). I'm 29 now. Thats old in CF years and sometimes I wonder why I have made it so long. But everytime I listen to Josh's music I feel a renewed sense of hope. One of these days I want to make it to California to see a Josh Clayton Felt memorial concert and visit the Descendants of the Earth. Thanks again and everyone remember PEACE, PEACE, PEACE....

Date: Sat Oct 12 19:28
Aaron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    My old band used to cover Three Strange Days back in the early 90's. I was just listeniing to my School of Fish CD and decided to go online and see what Josh was doing these days. I was very sad to hear what happened. I am, however, very happy that I got to see Josh when he was touring in support of his first (I think) solo album. He was playing at Saratoga Winners in upstat NY to a very small crowd. He was brilliant. My bass player and I stood right up front and yelled for 3 Strange Days. He looked at us and said: "This is my band now". So we shut up and listened to the rest of the show. We thought he showed a lot of class and that's how I'll always remember him. I think I'll get my new band to cover another one of his songs. God Bless. Aaron

Date: Thu Oct 10 07:37
Adam (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    "Building Atlantis" is the best

Date: Mon Oct 7 22:55
Tim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Does anyone know the words to "The Turtle Song" ?

Date: Fri Oct 4 03:10
Steve Dreis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi Josh. Just sitting here thinking about you and I wanted to say hello. I miss many of the conversations we used to have. You always had a way to calm me down and bring me to center of peace. I really could use that these days so I will just have to settle for releasing my words to this page. I know all is well and if you get a chance drop me a sign you can see all that is happening. Later JCF Your buddy Steve

Date: Thu Oct 3 20:12
Laura Clayton Baker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi everyone! I know Josh's friend Jeff wrote to Susan to explain how the dedication of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" happened, but I thought other people might be curious. When Josh moved to L.A. his first job here was working for Gary Goetzman, the producer of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the film, got to know Josh through a mutual close friend (Jeff) and they used to love seeing each other's performances. When Gary and Nia were working together they discovered that they had Josh in common... At the time the movie was being filmed, in the early part of 2000, Josh had just passed away and as they both loved him and missed him they both wanted to dedicate the film to him. Our family is very touched by that, grateful, and glad that Josh is associated with such a wonderful, kind, loving, optimistic movie...qualities very much true of Josh as well.