19 year's from Josh's passing today. I continue to feel bonded with his dear friends, sharing the immense presence he still has in all our lives.
Loved seeing your note about the ICU Esther...the people caring for him there were wonderful and made us all feel that you truly cared, would do everything possible to keep him with us.
And Bryan, thank you for that memory. It makes me happy to know of each experience, each connection Josh made. Thank you for letting us know about it.
Thank you Dene for keeping this website in such good shape!
Love to you Josh...miss you all the time.
I met Josh way back in 1991 at English Acid in LA. His band opened for The Smashing Pumpkins that night. After his set I had a conversation with him. This was while he and his band were riding high on their self-titled album and all the attention and radio play - if there is ever a time for a musician to be egotistical it is at times like that. Yet he was totally down-to-earth and humble. I was thoroughly impressed. I still remember looking him up many years ago and finding out that he had transitioned. What a blow. And I say this not for his music alone, but stemming from that conversation 27 years ago, as he came across as completely genuine and with ego in check. All this from a ten to fifteen minute conversation.
I know there really is no true death - only a transition. Josh's energy is still here and he is continuing on his spiritual path.
And to Laura, Chad, and Connie: I am sure he is touched by all that you have done.
Josh was my patient in the ICU at UCLA. He was a great kid, even though he was 32. His family was marvelous and so supportive, but devastated. His family gave me his CD, "Felt Like Making A Live Record." I was rearranging my CD's when I came across his.
I listened to it again, and then decided to see what was on the internet about him. I found this page. I will never forget him. He is and Angel, I'm sure.
I did write a paper about Josh, for work. I hope I haven't offended anyone by writing this e-mail. It was written out of love for him.
Happy Birthday Josh. I will be spending the day at work listening to my Josh Clayton Felt station on Spotify. Looking forward to the two new tracks on the website.
Love and prayers,
Hi. This message may be better suited to Facebook, but I don't use Facebook. Please forgive me! I don't need/expect this to be posted to the public page on your site. I'm just trying to contact the folks running the site.
I write for a music site called Songfacts. The site's niche, as the name implies, is facts about songs. I want to put together a full write up for "Three Strange Days" (at the least).
I'm wondering if there's anyone I could talk to that knew Josh well and had some insight into the song's inspiration, meaning, etc. As well as just as any other interesting stories surrounding it.
It's a terrific tune and I'd love to get a full write up added to the historical record on it. You can see Songfacts by just searching for it (I don't want to include link because I'm afraid it may trigger a spam sensor or something). It's a well-read site for people to research and discuss music in an intelligent and respectful manner, and that's how I'd treat my write-up of the song.
Thank you for your time.
18 years ago today...Josh you're still so vivid to me. Seems like I'm one of the few still hanging out here and not on FB but I'm attached to this place that Josh and Dene made together. Connie has made a home for Josh on FB and I'm very grateful to her. I love you Josh and miss you terribly and think about all we would be sharing if you were on this plane. Love to all Josh's friends and the people in our family who visit here and most especially you Josh.
Thank you for continuing to share new music from Josh. Josh's music has moved me more than any other artist and I enjoy getting to discover new music from him.
It happened again. I was thinking about you the other day and a beautiful dragonfly zipped by, hesitated a bit, and sped away. Awesome.
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