Happy Birthday Josh....it's been kind of wonderful and also melancholy listening to lots of old DATs that I transferred looking for songs I haven't heard, or versions that I haven't heard, to share with people who love you, and people who love listening to you. I've had your music running through my head a lot and that's been lovely. Listening to the songs with Chad so he could get the sound the way you'd like it was moving. It was really satisfying to share it today.
I love you...Laura
Hello. I am a freelance music journalist who greatly enjoyed the music of Josh Clayton Felt. Though I never had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Felt, I was, however, fortunate to have corresponded once via email with his dear late mother Marilyn Felt. I had shared a review with her that I had written about his cd "Inarticulate Nature Boy."
At the time, I was on a hiatus from writing for publication. However, I sent the review to Mrs. Felt. It was really sweet and kind that she said that it was "something that I want to keep just for myself." I was very saddened to learn that Mrs. Felt also had passed away some years after dear Josh. I can tell by the plethora of msgs from those who loved Josh Clayton Felt's artistry and humanity that he was indeed a special person—as was his loving mother.
I remembered that today would have been JCF's 50th birthday. The music world lost a tremendously gifted and versatile artist in 2000, as we all know. However, it is heartening to that we still have his music, and for those who knew him well, his memories, to cherish and hold dear for the rest of our lives. I know that Mrs. Felt was an extremely intelligent and accomplished woman as well and will be missed greatly.
Thank you for this welcoming forum. My prayers are steadfast for the Felt (Clayton Felt if I have written that incorrectly, please excuse) family. I thank Mrs. Felt for her kind and gentle nature that spoke volumes just within that email. God bless you all!
Happy Birthday JCF! Thanks for the two new tunes. Can't wait to listen!
I saw josh two times. The first time he and school of fish opened for the divinyls in baltimore. Then soon after I saw school of fish in washinton dc. When the concert was over and everyone was walking out josh jumped of the stage and as he was walking by I told him how great they were and he shook my hand. I bought the tape and that summer i must have listened to those songs a million times. I just wanted to say that even though i didnt really know him, his music voice and songs were incredible.
Happy Birthday Josh. Listened to Spirit Touches Ground today as I biked over Mt. Hollywood. Such a beautiful day. Thanks for hanging with me.
Had pancakes today in a diner on the road between NY and Cape Cod...felt connected to you and all the people who love you and are thinking of you today. Listened to some of your songs in the car. I miss you and love you Josh.
Missing you more than ever today Josh. I had some great moments last night while listening to all your music. I will be playing your songs all day today.
He gives away his power every time he can"
16 years. Difficult to grasp, and yet you are still so present in all of our lives.
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
Thinking of you today and always.
Josh, every day life is a gift. Your words, sweetheart. And you were my gift. Thank you for being there for me.
Hola¡¡ listening your music, in a small lost town near Mexico City, gracias¡¡
I loved School of Fish, and listen to Spirit Touches Ground frequently.
We miss you Josh.
I was listening to 3 Strange and Human Cannonball....post
Thanks for providing words that grabbed my attention so many years ago. Appreciated the levity your songs inspired. RIP
Saw your beautiful guitar today! Happy Birthday Josh. I love you. Laura
15 years... that is difficult to grasp... and yet you are still with us, in so many ways, in meaningful ways. Dene's note brought back my own memories of the last time we spoke, on the telephone, during your hospital stay in December 1999. As usual, you had so much positive energy + love... and you made ME feel better! We miss you, Josh. Lots of love, always.
I'm sure i've said this many times before on this website but I remember Josh sending me an email on 19th December 1999, he was so excited about some changes i'd made to the website and he always had such genuine appreciation for the work I did. In reality I always felt honoured to be the one that worked on his website, it was (and always has been) a pleasure. In fact, here are Josh's words in that email. Luckily i'm a digital hoarder so have all my emails from back then. So sad to read now...wish he was still around.
Dene, ok so I send the email to you, take pain pills for my back and pass out. I wake up the next morning and it's like Christmas, the web site is filling the stockings and the tree is fully stocked. Well Santa thank you, I was very happy and very impressed. AS far as taking the unavailible cd's off the site, let's not worry about that for now. Soon I will have two more cds to add to the cd baby list, so maybe then we can add those and put a note under the un-availible ones that they were promo only cds.
I also want to send a note out to all the people who are on the email list saying that the link to cdbaby is now up and running and that the three cds are availible, but I'm not really sure how to do it. If you know and it's easy either let me know or feel free to have at it.
I hope you are feeling very well and that you have a fantastic holiday.
Thank you for comming through in such a big way again,
JCF... I can't believe it's been 15 years. I still recount the evening I was at work in my edit bay watching MTV News and the story of your passing came on. I was devastated beyond belief. But just know, you are still alive in our hearts, our souls, and most definitely in our ears constantly. I'm forever moved by music, and barely a day goes by when there isn't a JCF or SOF grooving through my soul. I'll be taking a ride through Topanga Canyon today, blasting your music for everyone to enjoy.
Stay easy brother,
Good morning Josh. 15 years today since you left this world. Life is full and beautiful here, but would be so much more amazing if we could spend ordinary days together. We'd probably take it for granted but that's OK. So much we take for granted. I'll be enjoying pancakes this morning and thinking of you. Thanks for helping me see what's important. I love you. Laura
15 years is crazy long.
We miss you and will gather on monday for a pancake breakfast to celebrate you. Thanks.
Hey all - hope you can get this info to whoever would take care of the paperwork - Josh's name is listed here for the Film Musicians' Secondary Markets Fund -
Hope it can be of help to someone!
Hi Man -
Can you help me out? I'm in desperate need of Joshy time. Thanks,
your bro - Jeff