Messages March 2004

Date: Wed Mar 31 13:16
Carol (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Does anyone know if there will be a Descendants of the Earth concert this April? Hi Josh...a candy colored finch came and sat on my tree this cloudy morning here in Philly. I know the dragonflies aren't far behind...nor the flutterbys...hey, if you have some free time can you work on the soul who's supposed to be coming down? I'm getting a bit impatient! ;-) Love and light, CJD

Date: Wed Mar 31 00:15
Kim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was very fortunate to have met Josh at a reunion concert of School of Fish in 1999, I think it was a fundraiser for a Native American cause. My husband's band played along with School of Fish and the reason I went, was to see my husband's band. When I heard "3 Strange Days" it brought back such memories of my 80's days, they just came flooding back. This is one of those songs I always loved but I never found out who did the song! When the song started playing I instantly recognized it and was so happy to finally have figured out who sang this song that I had loved for so long, I can't even explain. Another song they played was "Dragonfly",Josh had commented on stage it was a new song. I instantly connected to this song, I loved it half way through hearing the song for the first time ( I usually have to hear a song a few times at least to like it so much, this does not happen to me very often!) After the band was finished I saw Josh walking around and introduced myself to him and told him how much I loved Dragonfly and he said it would be on his new album. I then started to look in the paper (as I did every weekend to check out music) for the next time Josh was to play. For months I looked and looked and never saw his name listed. I finally was able to check out the website and saw the news about Josh, I was very sad. Even though I did not know him or much of his music I was very sad. At the same time I consider myself so fortunate to have seen the band live on that day that I went to see my husband's band play. I am so very grateful to the friends and family that released the "Spirit Touches Ground" cd and that have kept up this website. I have been able to peek into the life of Josh Clatyton-Felt and what a wonderful human being he will always be.

Date: Sat Mar 27 01:12
Regina Conroy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    A thank you to your family and friends for guiding me to the Descendants. It's been a long while since I've been able to be with the community, but hopefully soon I will be able to reconnect with them. Aaay.I feel a bit like a hypocrite writing this. I want so much to believe that there is something else beyond this lifetime. Everyone else seems so sure in one way or another. At best I am not sure, and at my worst, I tell myself that I don't believe any of it anymore. And yet all the while my heart tugs at my conscience begging the question still. Although I steadfastly reject blind faith of any flavor, for all of its historical cruelty, past and present, I find myselfe sitting here writing a note into the void, as if someone might hear me. How does one reconcile these things, armed only with our limited, human-biased experience and a pocketful of ancient, naive questions as yet unanswered to everyone's mutual understanding?In today's intolerant climate, to go so far as to even raise the question invites ridicule, harassment, and violence. If anything, I've come to feel that the idea of immortality, of living forever in a garden paradise may mean something very different than religious texts may have decreed. Perhaps true immortality rests with the living - those caring souls who carry inside them the goodness of one who has touched them and who courageously pass it on to another, and another - and on and on into the future.The garden paradise being that very promise of a future - all because of one person's courage towards another.I wonder.If so, Josh has certainly created a living paradise with his music and his words and deeds - so he is in a way, alive and well today. In everyone who is touched by the music.I thank you for sharing this site with the people, sharing the music and for the connection to spirits touching the ground.- rac

Date: Thu Mar 25 10:35
Scott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I've been out of touch here for a while, but you and your music (and your mom, too) haven't been out of mind. A lot of stuff's happened, but none of it's happened without your music at some point. First, someone below mentioned i-tunes randomly selecting two songs in a row by Josh (i have several thousand songs in my i-tunes, so i know how rare it is to hear two in a row by the same artist when it's set on 'random shuffle'). My i-tunes/i-pod josh experience is that i'm always happy when there's a long pause between songs on i-tunes/i-pod because it means "Dragonfly" is coming up (that pause is the intro's quiet rain fading in). It does pop up a lot more often than statistics/odds would suggest it should, too. Actually, that and "Sense of Humor" sure come up a lot. Nothing like being at the gym with headphones on, surrounded by people taking their workouts very seriously, and having "Sense of Humor" come on. : )And the person who wrote about Rich Rust (musician/fan from Pittsburgh)-- hey, your cousin was a sweet nice kind guy and touched a lot of people. I helped organize benefit concerts for the AIDS Task Force in Pittsburgh, had Rich always helped out with whatever band he was in at the time. So you're right on in saying he shared traits with Josh. Right right on. Marilyn--not sure if you've heard Alexi Murdoch's "Orange Sky"---but it's beautiful. You'd dig it. (Alexi was on the bill at last year's Descendents concert). Smile, y'all!Scott

Date: Fri Mar 19 09:36
Money Penny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I love you. xoxo