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
I started listening to Josh's music about a year ago. I love it. How I never heard it before is beyond me. I started with the School Of Fish stuff and moved on from there to his solo work. I hope he would know that his music touched a lot people and was a lot more then just "Three Strange Days" and that he was an amazing artist. It makes me sad to think that I can never see him perform, but I know that through his music, video and live recordings I can see what was amazing about his work. I picture him a nice, relaxed, easy going guy. I hope that someday I can take his advice and just relax and find happiness in my self (not that I'm depressed or anything). Anyway I just wanted to post on here that I'm sorry for your loss and that you should know you son is still touching new people with his music 14 years after his passing. He was very talented. Thank you.
I wish to contact the person or persons in control of Josh's estate.
I had the pleasure of photographing Josh for A&M records in 1996 and I wish to pass the session along.
Please email at your earliest convenience.
Josh - Hi. I went to the woods. It was harder than I thought. My battery is low, yet I hang on to hope and love. You are the guide of my life and I need your help this day more than most others, these hours more than most others. I love you, Josh. You are always my brother. Always and forever my brother. Help.
I picked up my Josh ring today, and as I held it, his essence of sweetness and warmth passed over me, and through me. To those others who hold a ring, and to everyone who passes through this place, keep Josh's warmth in your hearts as I do.
Hey Josh...Domino has just left our world for yours...it's been a hard week here.
Lots of love is headed towards you today on your birthday. I love you...Laura
Hi Josh~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I miss you. I always think of you when I see a crow, and luckily I see crows all the time! You will always be a part of my heart, and a part of my story. I love you!
"I search through the crowd... and I keep looking back... because I miss you so much... and now, I just keep you inside..."
I think of your kind spirit often -- you made so many lives better during your brief stay… always looking to find hope, to do something positive in the world. We all miss you... immensely.
just went outside to mediate and saw a dragonfly. i know it's josh saying hi.
i miss you.
Dear Josh, Here comes your birthday in two days. I think about you a lot. When driving, I have a CD of songs I love, and listen to them over and over. You have two songs which I particularly listen to. It is as if you are having a conversation with me, giving me advice, sharing your thoughts. I value these conversations immensely. You are very much on my mind and I am glad to have you with me.
I was a huge SOF fan in high school. I wanted to listen to them the other day and couldn't find my CDs, so I went online to purchase them on iTunes. While I was online, I did some research about Josh. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing at such a young age. Thank you for the awesome music. It meant a lot to me and still does.
If you happen to read this, and have the time, I would love to get a run down of the gear you and Josh used when you recorded together. Especially in the transition between "Intro" and "3 Strange Days". The way the guitars feedback sounds so cool. I've been trying to recreate that tone for 2 decades. And the outtro to "Kerosine" that stats at 4mins 20 secs where you allude to the main theme of "Lament". Amazing contrapuntalism.
I remember seeing Josh and School of Fish at a WMMS/Cleveland Coffeebreak Concert in the early 90's. Great show. One of the highlights was the group's version of the George Michael song "Father Figure". Does a copy of this exist anywhere? Please let me know. Josh was, and is, timeless...
I love you Josh. And it means so much to me to read all the kind words being left here. There are many of us here in this world still talking to you and hearing your voice in our heads. I had a lovely pancake breakfast in your honor today. Fourteen years of missing you. Love Laura
Just finished some pancakes and listening to your live version of "Doubt." You are truly the most amazing man and I look forward to many conversations in the spirit world. Thank you for all you have done for me. Much love to you and your family today.
Thinking of you of Josh -- always on our minds; forever treasured in our hearts.
Thinking of Josh and his wonderful family and extended family today.
Just need to wake up a little then it will be time to start thinking about making some pancakes.