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2010 Messages

Friday December 24th, 2010

I have a guy where I live named Todd Rockfield, that is claiming he played as "Hired help," when School of Fish toured from 91 till 93. Are there any hard-core SOF fans that can verify this for me? I think this guy is using Josh and the band to further his career and to pick up chicks (about to break up a Marchriage) and it makes me sick that he would do this. Any info would be greatly appriciated..Thanks

Carol Doroba
Friday December 24th, 2010

So there I was making root vegetable soup and I had this overwhelming desire to hear Father Figure and Let's Pretend We're Marchried. Santa Josh, can you please send those songs to me? A live recording would rock. If you're busy and all exploring new planets and rocking out in the outer atmosphere I totally understand. I'm patient. I'll wait. You can bring it to me on the magic carpet. Peaceful holiday wishes to your family and huge thanks to them for gifting us a place to come talk to you.

Pete Farm
Wednesday December 8th, 2010

The music lives on. One of my kid's favorite songs is Fell. He'll play that one for a long time. Thanks for the music.

Monday November 22nd, 2010

What a surprise to hear you during yoga class. The teacher I had never met must have known I needed to hear your voice. I love and miss you

Saturday October 16th, 2010

I'm so glad this website is still here. I love how Josh left us but never really did....all these years down the road he is still very much alive.... Thanks to those who keep this site running. I love to visit and read the messages and play Josh's music for my 4 Mondayth old. Peace and happiness...

Connie Naqvi
Saturday October 16th, 2010

To all of those who might be interested, there is now a live SOF performance on Youtube.

Wednesday October 6th, 2010

I still love that "Josh Clayton-Felt" still falls between Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zeppelin on my favorites play list!!!

Wednesday September 29th, 2010

I have 3 strange days on my spotify 'favs'playlist it just came on and i remembered how awesome the 2 albums were which i was obsessed with, i managed the get the 2nd one a few days prior to Uk release after being obsessed with the debut. I wondered what Josh was upto these days so did a search and i now have a tear in my eye. What an amazing voice. Thanks for the best album ever. RIP

Connie Naqvi
Monday September 27th, 2010

I participated in the Quincy Medical Center's Annual Cancer Walk today. I walked with you in mind, along with numerous family & Fridayends. Thanks for the inspiration Josh.

Tuesday September 21st, 2010

Heard "Three Strange Days" on a cable music channel this morning and was knocked out - again. Seemed like it had been so long since I heard that song, and it was like being right back in 1991 again...what a great tune!! RIP, Josh.

Thursday September 16th, 2010

Hey Josh, just checking in. Think of you from time to time.. Always sad but with a smile... Miss you.

musa aksoy
Thursday September 2nd, 2010

I am very gladd to kn ow this thank you :)

Saturday August 28th, 2010

I was just remembering you in Prague: trying to find a place where you could engage a little Tai Chi without the locals being scandalized/annoyed by the crazy American... I miss you (and your genuine sensitivity!) buying A LOT of ginger for a bath (that was hard to explain to the poor guy in the Marchket!) I'm still grateful to have shared some of your life's experiences!

Sunday July 25th, 2010

Dragonflies everywhere, flying so fast in this heat. One zooms past Max's head and he says, "Mommy, there goes Josh!" Kids. Makes me think of underwater goggles...miss you, love you, thank you.

Laura Clayton Baker
Monday July 12th, 2010

The L.A. Times put a nice piece about Josh in the Calendar section was a surprise to me!,0,7953964.story Thanks
for all the great notes from the people who've downloaded the live record, and from all of you. Josh's sister, Laura

Saturday July 10th, 2010

Didn't know Josh had passed away. I've owned that first School of Fish CD since it first came out. The whole CD is great. Just wanted to say that I often listened to School of Fish throughout the last 19 years and it is one of the few albums that I have done that with. Thanks for the music Josh, you really had gift. Peace.

Thursday May 20th, 2010

Happy Birthday, Josh. A dragonfly has been hanging around me in the garden lately. Makes me smile. You're still shining.

Shay G.
Wednesday May 19th, 2010

Happy Birthday my man! Thinking of you on this very special day! Lot's of love to you, Shay G.

Tuesday May 18th, 2010

I am speechless to hear Josh passed away 10 years ago - SHOCK!!! I was listened the whole CD driving home yesterday and kept Speechless song on repeat. Today I read the post - Cant believe it been 20 years passed since I first heard of School of Fish. The early 90's rocked!!! RIP Josh! Thanks for the music and good luck with all the remain members of the band.

Laura Clayton Baker
Tuesday May 18th, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh! I've been focused lately on your quote about "Life is the experience of creating experience". So important to remember that. I love you. I miss you always. But I have you here inside too. Laura

Tuesday May 18th, 2010

Happy Birthday to you. We are looking forward to seeing you again in "Lightsong" May your soul rest in peace. WE LOVE YOU

Tommy Manzi
Tuesday May 18th, 2010

Hi Josh. Long days, of late. Thinking of you, always. The world outside is red But my room is blue And it will keep me save But I don't know from who Happy Birthday JCF.

Monday May 3rd, 2010

I gotta say, "Three Strange Days" changed my life. ROFL Not always for the better, but certainly for the entertaining, man! Thanks for it. Be well, wherever you are...

Dan O
Wednesday April 28th, 2010

Hey there, spirit world brother- not amazed on how you still help in this world, though still remember "Too Cool For This World" at your passing cereMondayy. How could I not forget- we buried you on my birthday. You still help so many to this day, the community you created before your departure. I wasn't your closest confidant but when we spoke, the words always meant so much...miss you brother and blessings to your sister, Laura, Wolf, and all our's hard to be here but as they say, it ain't over till it's over...

Friday April 23rd, 2010

I wrote a piece about Josh, mentioned below by Steve. I saw Josh in 1996 and I do my best to tell his story at Please post a comment there if you like and, please, if anything there is inaccurate, let me know. Miss Josh's music very much, David

john campbell
Saturday April 3rd, 2010

Ha! I just watched Richard Feynman talking about his love of life and "it's" wonderful mystery! I can't help but think of you and your love of life and your deep peace with mystery!... I can imagine you smiling at Richard's antics - and his Fridayendship!

Julyie and Crew
Thursday April 1st, 2010

Just checking in. Miss you, Josh. Don't ever go too far.

john campbell
Monday March 8th, 2010

you still inspire love (perhaps your greatest legacy!)- and i still miss you!

Chris Cameron
Wednesday Feb 24th, 2010

Josh, You are missed very dearly by a fan you never met. I saw you open for Tori Amos and almost left after you played because my heart was filled and felt no need to see anymore. I ran out and bought your Inarticulate Nature Boy record and fell in love with it. I'm listening to it now with sadness. I'm sure you are making heaven a place worth going to. Peace. All the warmest wishes to your family.

Tommy Manzi
Wednesday Feb 3rd, 2010

I have been traveling abroad over the past few weeks and any kind of reliable Internet connection proved to be fleeting for the most part. And so I arrive here late but thinking of you as always, and especially at this ten year remembrance. I wanted so much to be in Los Angeles for the gathering of family & Fridayends... but it seems each Januaryuary that I end up on the road elsewhere, a long distance away. Time has passed, at a surprisingly swift rate... and yet your spirit, purpose and impact are so very real and lasting to us - always. We miss you. Much love to everyone.

Laura Clayton Baker
Monday January 25th, 2010

So great to hear "Too Cool For This World" on KCRW today...thanks to Anne for that!

Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Dear Josh, I'm thinking of you today, and most everyday I send a thought your way, since our little Kaya reminds me constantly of you. I know somewhere in her little dog brain she remembers you too. Your sweet presence in our lives still remains somehow, even after ten years. I love you, and your Kaya sends you a doggie kiss.

lindsay gerszt
Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Josh, as this day has approached us I have been remembering so much of our Fridayendship. I have tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. You tAugustht me so much when you were here and you continue to teach me so much. I love you more than words can say. I remember the first time I met you. I knew you would be a special person in my life. When you stayed with me after you came back from Boston; I still have the notes you left me each morning as we went on with our days. I also remember the last time I saw you in the hospital. There is so much more I wish I said but I didn't know it would have been the last time I'd see you. I wonder if people know about what you told me that day. I burned the last of the sage you brought me back from a trip you went on when I visited you last. I hope you got to enjoy it. Last night my husband gave me a picture frame with a picture of a dragonfly flying into the sunset with the words I always say "every day you're born every night you die let the dragonfly come and give you a ride". He knows how much you mean to me and my son will also. There has been so much growth, heartache, learning that has happened in the last 10 years but it seems like we were sitting at Dupars lAugusthing together yesterday. I love you always. Thank you with all my heart for sharing time with me.

Michael Ward
Wednesday January 20th, 2010

JCF- I'm drinking a glass of red wine and listening to all the old music. It was an honor to be your Fridayend and share such great times with you. You inspire me, still. -Michael

Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Thinking of my sweet Fridayend Josh Clayton-Felt today. A brilliant musician and one of the loveliest human beings I had ever met. Josh, you wouldn't believe how often I've thought of you through the years and continue to listen to your music. Your positive vibes and pure heart are sorely missed.

Sarah Adler
Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Josh, Your dear family, kind Fridayends, and supportive community have tAugustht me so much about life, loss, patience and grace. I am in awe of these lessons as I move through my own journey. Thank you for these gift. Sarah

Carolyn Powell
Wednesday January 20th, 2010

I still can't believe it has been 10 years since you moved onto the next plane. I was just talking with someone about you. It was really nice, but quite hard at the same time. I miss you so much. Love you, Carolyn/Mondayey Penny

Wednesday January 20th, 2010

missing you and your lAugusthter today shwa.. love you nay nay

Shay G.
Tuesday January 19th, 2010

Dear Joshie.... 10 years it's been since we lost you, but for me it seems like you have never left us. Your spirit, music and voice are with us every day. Not a day passes that I don't give thanks for having met you that special night at Sonoma State in 1991. You and your family are constantly in my prayers, and I will never forget you. I had a great surf session in Malibu last weekend and I think you had something to do with it. Great waves, beautiful skies, and my JCF rockin' all the way to the beach! Thank you for everything Josh. You are in my mind and in my heart every day of my life. Rest easy brother.... Shay G.

Tuesday January 19th, 2010

I became a fan of Josh's while attending UMass in the early '90s; I will never forget when my favorite professor, John Clayton, mentioned that Josh was his son. I recently learned about his loss and am profoundly saddened. My condolences to the family; I am heartened that you still have his music, a part of his soul that continues to live on.

Laura Clayton Baker
Tuesday January 19th, 2010

Dear Josh...I've missed you every day of these last 10 years...sometimes I imagine what it would be like to have you here now, dropping by each others houses and sharing our lives...never realizing how truly amazing something so normal could be. I'll be having a pancake breakfast and visiting you today. Love Laura

Suzanne Rivera
Tuesday January 19th, 2010

I cannot believe it has been ten years already. Still thinking of you, Josh, and your good heart. I have introduced your music to my kids. Your spirit lives on. ~~ Sue

Connie Naqvi
Tuesday January 19th, 2010

Thinking of you today Josh. How on Earth could I ever thank you for sharing your spiritual insight, wisdom and talent with the world? It is obvious you have reached, touched, inspired, uplifted and encouraged so many of us. Though I never had the honor of knowing you, I still feel I've lost something special. See you in the next dream....

Henry Felt
Tuesday January 19th, 2010

Dear, dear Josh Although ten years has passed, the missing you has not. Starting around mid Decemberember I begin my thinking and missing period. I miss you. BUT, Barbara and I have crows here in Croton (Crow Town?). A large Dragon Fly is attached to a tree outside. Your music is always here; so is you smiling face, and I keep both Laura and George close to my heart. I'm off to ski at Alta, I'm sure I'll find you there. Henry

Tuesday January 19th, 2010

Ten years have passed in the blink of an eye. Yesterday we were lAugusthing. You were smiling and being the best Fridayend a man could have. This world needs people like you and you have inspired many to be their caring best. Ten years passed in the blink of an eye, and the thirty-two years before that lingered just long enough for me to never forget you. You were a Fridayend like not many can be, and an artist of unwavering talent. Josh Clayton-Felt, I miss you. - Your old Fridayend, Jeff.

Monday January 18th, 2010

Dear Josh, Thank you for your great songs giving us. Your music grasp my heart & soul and changed my life. 10 years has passed since you left. May your soul rest in peace. with love from Far East, Keiko

Eric Reed
Tuesday January 12th, 2010

Wow, ten years...Josh is still my hero.

patrick dempsey
Sunday January 10th, 2010

I was a huge fan of School Of Fish in college. Their debut album came out my junior year of college in 1991 along with many other great power pop bands like Material Issue. I learned Josh had passed away years ago, but I am now re-discovering some of the lost music from my college years and School Of Fish is squarely in my Top 10 of all time favorite college-era power pop music. As a man of faith, Jesus tAugustht us that we should always pray for those that have gone before us so that someone will pray for us after we are gone. And so I pray for you Josh and pray that you are free in heaven. God Bless. Amen.

Saturday January 9th, 2010

As a teen I listened to School of Fish over and over. Josh's voice was amazing. Out total curiosity I looked him up on Wiki and I landed here. I actually shed a tear...not very manly for a 36 year old to cry, but the shock of just finding out about Josh's tragic death and the video from Goodmorning America was too much for me to take. To the family....I am sorry, the loss of a loved one never easy.