Fri Dec 31 02:16
Hi Josh (i know), I am listening to you right now singing "king of the dollar" .. my favorite cd album .. i think of you often .. i have my ticket stub from the 90's when i saw you at the Palace in Boston .. i also have the pen that you used to sign an autograph for my buddy Brian after the show .. i was immensely crushed to find you missing when i went looking for you last year .. from this bent corner of the USA, you will live forever in my memories & those i pass on to others of your spirit. Peace, Huey
Wed Dec 22 20:46
I had just discovered School of Fish and then Josh's work; I was saddened to learn of his passing just now, years after the fact, while searching and trying to find more of his music. In looking at these posts it is clear that he is still remembered and cherished.
Wed Dec 22 19:48
Eric Reed (
hi josh! just stopping by! : )
Wed Dec 8 23:11
Thank you for tonight Josh. Thank you for being with me. I ask for you to come to me every night and you just popped up tonight. I love that. You flew into the garage and went to the light. You flew around until I began to stare at you and then you stopped and starred back. What a beautiful dragonfly you were tonight. I tried to explain it to my friend but it was so meaningful to me that I could not express it to him. I miss you. I love you with all my heart. Thank you and awwww yeahhhhh. Lindsay
Fri Dec 3 17:18
and if a minute ties me over while i'm falling down a mountain and god is the room and i'm flowting in fountain and the world makes sense for a little while.
Wed Nov 24 15:47
just a fan (
It seems to be so long. I miss your voice.
Sun Oct 24 20:58
Namaste, Josh! Wow, somehow my copy of "Inarticulate Nature Boy" didn't make the move from Boston to the Shenahdoah Valley of Virginia with me, and I've been missing it. I'm so happy to know I can replace it once I jiggle the ol' budget! :o) Peace and love to you and to all Friends of Josh.
Thu Oct 21 07:33
Jami Lula (
HI Josh, Hello friends of Josh. I still tell the story of "Waving" whenever I sing it during a show. You are missed. I wish you could meeet my son although I think oyu probably have. He picks your CD out of the CD's behind his high chair to listen to while he eats. I see a note from Jeff here and I haven't seen him in a while. I went and saw Renee sing at Hotel Cafe a couple weeks ago she was great as usual. I still can't get through your "Spirit Touches Ground" CD without getting emotional. I am grateful for you and I miss you and it seems like yesterday that you were here in ocean way studios working on the album for the second time I believe. I think it was ocean way. I found a picture of Chad Fisher April you and I at your birthday celebration at the studio. We are on the couch being silly, go figure. Life is good. I am happy you are still remembered so well and so fondly. Life is rich, my son Dylan just walked up and is laughing for no apparent reason. I said "Lets wave at Josh!" he said "Where Josh go?" I said " He's everywhere. " Peace and Blessings, Jami
Thu Oct 21 07:22
Jami Lula (
Fri Oct 15 19:58
Josh---Yahooo....Inarticulate Nature Boy is available again....that's the record you were touring for when i met you...geez...has it been that long ago? Anyhow, brought back good memories to see that CD artwork on the site. So after a few years of things being pretty quiet/numb as far as my heart goes, i met someone amazing a few months ago. Smart, funny, goofy, beautiful, talented. We talk a lot about music; he's into opera, and i'm into good pop/rock. I've made him two mixed CDs so far...including Dragonfly and Building Atlantis. Those CDs have been playing in the background a good bit of the time we've been getting to know each other over the past 2 months. Thought it would make you smile to know you're part of something really beautiful that's building..and building...and building. Thanks. love to your mom and family. Scott
Mon Oct 4 10:51
Hello Beloved. It has been a while since I chatted with you. The day is bright and clear and the birds are chirpping wildly. It is such a beautiful day. I couldn't help but think of you. I still hold a 13 year crush on you :) You are loved and I feel you in spririt. Love Donna
Sun Sep 12 23:10
Dave Mittel (
Hey Everyone, My name is Dave and I was an old friend of Josh's. Josh and I went to middle school and high school together in Boston. He and I car-pooled daily from our homes in Brookline to our high school in Weston. Josh was a dear friend, and even back in the early days, I knew of Josh's amazing gifts. Although, we drifted apart after high school, I still tried to follow his career. If anyone knows of Josh's mom's address, I would very much like to email her. Marilyn was a wonderful mom and I remember her fondly. I'd like to extend my sympathy and thoughts to her. Anyway, I'd appreciate if anyone could help me out in this matter. Thanks so much, Dave Mittel
Fri Sep 10 19:16
vincent sciaglia (
stumbled on your site couldnt believe it was you amazing how a song so thin comes rushing in with things left far behind thank you, josh -GC
Sat Sep 4 02:40
Emily Kearney (
I walked into REI today (outdoor stuff store) and 3 Strange Days was playing on the speakers. I hadn't listened to SOF or thought about you in a while. It was very strange to walk around the store and hear you singing - bringing back memories of my teenage years when I first heard SOF. I was really lucky to have gotten to know you in Ojai. I miss you. S&MLE
Tue Aug 31 09:48
Joshy, Joshy, Josh - for about a year or so I have been unable to submit to this board - some kinda server problem. I CANNOT even imagine what your take - view - action- would be with the current situation in the world. I have been sooooo filled with anger, and all I can think is how much fear a certain person is putting into the world. You, above all literally - know the crippling effect fear has on the human condition. My requests for help from you, my best friend, are large...Sox win World Series, W loses the election, and I am again gainfully employed. Sure, it's a lot, but you can handle it. By the way, I'll take the second request over all others...I love you my choo-choo cherry brother....Jeffy
Tue Aug 31 09:33
Duuuude - I'm back!!
Fri Aug 27 21:59
Josh - Thanks for coming through to see me and for sharing some of your wishes with me. I was thinking about that same song, the one you mentioned, and was excited to hear you were thinking about it too. My second boy came a day early at home, in my bed. It was an awesome experience and took every ounce of my soul to push that 10 pounder out into this world! I look at my boys sometimes and am sad that they will never get to meet you. The ot her day I was opening your site and my two year old, Bodhi, when he heard the intro, said "who's t hat?" "That's mommy's friend, Josh," I told him. "Bodhi go see Josh, Bodhi go see Josh." I tried to explain that he couldn't see you and why. He said, "Oh, just go home." And I thought, yeah, Josh is home. I just know you are always nearby and I want you to know how much it means to me that you are always keeping an eye on us. Love and miss you very much. Nic
Wed Aug 18 15:40
"While the rest of the world was drowning around us..." miss you - love you my friend.
Wed Aug 4 23:37
josh is and always will be awesome! [IMG]http://maverick.fanpimp.com/tylerhilton/gallery/banners/thbanner_copy3.jpg[/IMG]
Tue Aug 3 18:06
Hey there Josh, I've never written before but I have always felt your presence since one of my best friends introduced you and your music to me. Whenever I'm down or want to feel better I can turn to you. I unfortunately lost touch with this friend who shared you with me and miss him very much. I know you will let him know that I do love him very much and he will always have a special spot in my heart just as you will. Love you Josh & Thank you for all you ever gave me and anyone who is lucky enough to feel you.~ Vern
Sun Aug 1 19:42
Hey Josh, I heard 3 Strange Days on XM/Lucy this afternoon and it really put a smile on my face. Hope everythings going well, thinking of you. See ya, Bill.
Mon Jul 26 15:18
Dene Wilby (
We would just like to apologise as it seems that the message board has been inactive for a few weeks. Unfortunately, we don't know what caused the problem but all is well now so feel free to leave a message. Dene
Thu May 27 23:03
im a musician just like you..i hope my music touches as many people as yours has..thanx man
Mon May 24 12:40
keep rocking man. thoughts of you always.
Wed May 19 08:02
Happy Earth Birthday Josh! C'mon on that soul! Peace, light, and play- CJD
Wed May 19 07:42
hi josh...yesterday it was all muggy and gross here in NY, but for a minute in the middle of the day this light rain started falling and the sun came out at the same time, and i thought of you. happy (belated) birthday. miss you always, eden
Tue May 18 16:59
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BOY! my thoughts have been with you & your lovely family today...i wish i could have been in l.a. for the benefit show! i've been listening to school of fish alot this past week & thinking about all the fantastic live shows & great memories! so many years have past, it's so amazing that we manage to keep in touch...so amazing and wonderful that josh's music has kept us all together! it has truly been a great gift to have been a part of it all! i wish everyone a wonderful day! appreciate those you love & who love you... :)HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!with love,~jamie.
Tue May 18 13:00
Happy birthday, dearest Josh. Thank you for continuing to illuminate my eyes to the wonders and experiences of this world. Your spirit and smile radiated through the house at the benefit on Saturday!
Tue May 18 06:37
Money Penny (
Happy Birthday Josh! Thank you for your love, spirit and guidance. I am wearing my favorite dragonfly earrings (that Jeffy got me) in your honor today. I love you, my friend. xo
Tue May 18 05:19
Happy Birthday Josh. I saw a dragonfly over the weekend and couldn't help but wonder if you were sending me a message. As always, I think of you often. Lots of love, TM
Tue May 18 00:39
Happy Birthday, dearest Josh. The Benefit being a little later than usual has me in Los Angeles for your birthday, and this morning Jeff, Chad, Laura and I will celebrate by having pancakes together in one of the places you used to go. A very happy thing to do! Love always, and gratitude always for your love and light, your joy and music, your innocence and wisdom. May they be with me always. Your Mom
Tue May 18 00:18
dear friends and fans- "Inarticulate Nature Boy" has been out of print for more than three years now, and, at last, we've been able to license and re-release it. To celebrate Josh's birthday, CDBaby will start selling the album today. And in the next few weeks we'll be posting three videos of Josh, all from the time he was writing the album, so stay tuned! The Descendants' benefit was amazing, put together with so much work, talent, love, and spirit. Great food, setting, friendship, and music, culminating in the powerful reunion of School of Fish, with Michael, Chad, Dominic and M.P.`performing the new "Goodbye Green World" and the beloved "Three Strange Days" and "Euphoria". The roots of the "invisible tree" deepened and spread.
Sat May 8 20:41
hi there....thanks, Josh, for a thread of a song that planted itself in my brain a few weeks ago, and coincided with an excellent transition for me. Onward, finally breaking away from a cruddy 2 years of what i like to refer to as my romantic armageddon, something finally broke a few weeks ago while on a trip to new york. The song that kept going through my mind all weekend was "Euphoria"...and the line was "you just can't...no you just can't hurt me...annnymoooorreee...". Over and over. Happiness resulted. Thank you! Keep amazing us.
Sat May 1 10:18
Hey Josh - just stopped by to say Hi and let you know I was thinking about you. Hope all is well! - Bill
Mon Apr 19 22:19
Had a dream about you last night... was so nice to see you again. xoxo thea
Sun Apr 11 17:50
It has just been confirmed that the Annual Descendants of the Earth Benefit concert will be on Saturday, May 15, in Los Angeles. So save the date if you can be in L.A., and more information will be coming soon. Surprises and lots of good music will be happening! With love, Marilyn, Josh's Mom
Fri Apr 2 07:21
Joshua Taylor (
It's funny how music helps us grow. When I first heard SOF I was in the 8th grade. As a thirteen year old then, I understand now how lucky I was to have that kind of guidance from music. I think I was fourteen when I got my older sister to take me to the Newport to see SOF. That has to be one of the best shows ever, their energy lifted me so high. But, as a 14 year olds life goes I never got to see them again. Then one day as i was looking for old songs on the net I found this site. Sadly I saw the news of Josh. Such a great musical shaman to me, helped me through those terrible teen years with positive tunes, had died. So, i said a prayer to Josh. At a time in my life when nothing was going wrong, but nothing going right either, my world had turned around. I prayed to Josh to give me something in my life to make me happy (a selfish prayer I know). About a month later my girlfriend found out she was pregnant. Now, two years later I'm married to that girlfriend, and i have a beautiful daughter, and another daughter on the way. Thank you Josh for everything, I can't wait to see you in concert again (I hope your still a musician where ever you are).Forever Your Fan,Josh Taylor
Thu Apr 1 16:34
I first discovered your music as a seventh grader, back in 1991. I bought School of Fish on cassette and walked to my friend's house to play it for her. Her family was moving 60 miles away the next day, and this was the last time we were going to hang out. 13 years later, she is still one of my best friends, although now we are thousands of miles apart, your music has always held us together. I want to thank you for holding my hand to write letters of apology, and being there for hours of laughter and joy. Your music is an enormous part of who I am today, and I think about you often
Wed Mar 31 13:16
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
Wed Mar 31 00:15
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.
Sat Mar 27 01:12
Regina Conroy (
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
Thu Mar 25 10:35
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
Fri Mar 19 09:36
Money Penny (
I love you. xoxo
Fri Feb 27 12:56
I remember the first time I met you... I begged you to play Euphoria.. You were not thrilled about it.. but you played it for me anyway. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. Miss you so much.
Wed Feb 25 13:05
==This is a note I wrote my wife, after sadly learning about Josh just today. He was a friend I never met, but knew well through his music...==Got in the truck this morning, and put in one of my favorite CDs that I used to listen to all the time in the early 90’s. It was from a band called School of Fish, and you may well remember one of their hit singles 3 Strange Days. It was one of those songs that instantly connected with me way back when, on many levels, and had that killer guitar lick that I’ve tried in vain to imitate but never could get. It just so happens that the lead guitarist, Michael Ward, moved on following the band's breakup to join up with another band you now know very well— The Wallflowers. But the real spirit behind this song, all the other songs, this album, and this band was a guy named Josh Clayton-Felt. You have never heard of him, and of course, I never met him but he was someone I “seemed” to know as I had researched him, knew his background, and had “followed” his struggling career since my days of being a great fan of his first endeavor, and a wannabe musician myself. I recall “discovering” his first solo album at a record store in California in 1996 when we traveled there for our weekend job-hunting. I remember wanting to buy it, and share with you all about my knowledge and interest in him and his original band. I never did get it, and we never did discuss it as we had other “issues” that came up then (my insensitivity being one… ;^)… but anyway. Since then, I have often thought about him as I thought about my own life & career (at one point wanting to pursue/explore my own musical interests and talent)-- I wondered what kind of life he was leading after having a successful band that broke up and was now chasing success on his own terms. Every once in a while, I would do an internet seach and dig up some new news or facts about what Josh was up to, what new guitar tabs I could download and figure out, what new music he might be creating. But I failed to keep up over the past 3-4 years as we began to create our own wonderful life, building our own memories with our childern, and so I never had the urge to see what memories Josh was creating in his world.Until this morning, after listening to 3 or 4 songs on the drive to work, I had some very strange urge to track down his phone number in L.A. and call him. The typical fantasy conversation I have in my head all the time-- I thought that maybe we would chat, I would tell him how I was a huge fan over the previous decade, and that I would love seeing him hook up with the people from that VH1 Remaking the Band show, getting back together with Michael Ward to reform School of Fish for a show. He always seemed like such a nice guy from the interviews and website stuff I read, so maybe he would be inspired or something…And then… I learned that Josh passed away from cancer over four years ago. It was very sudden, and very tragic. He’s gone.I don’t know why, but this hit me incredibly deeply, as if it was a long lost friend who I never got to say goodbye to. Maybe it made me look my own situation with my Dad's cancer in a different light. I really can’t explain why, but his music, his spirit, his essence just seemed to connect with me starting way back in 1992, and he’s been this “secret friend” I never really had but always seemed to know. And now he’s gone forever.So here I am now, sitting in my office, door closed, lump in my throat, tears in my eyes… and still I cannot explain why.I just wanted to share this moment with you, since you are the one I love most, and the person I want to share my life and my most intimate experiences with. This story about a person I never met has touched me in a way that I cannot truly express, but one that I wanted to share with you. Josh’s music was a part of my life for many years until I met you, and to this day it still connects with me and floods my mind with the memories, feelings, and emotions I had when I was far younger, far simpler, and full of naive dreams of achieving the success like Josh had with his music—but more so with how he moved the world around him.So, I would like for you to learn more about Josh, and share his life's experience with you. Go to his website video section, click on the DSL/cable link, and then click on the far right link to the Good Morning America video. It’s pretty inspiring, and makes you realize how one person’s spirit can touch and move so many around him. I know he touched me…
Mon Jan 26 06:56
M. Polansky (
JCF my itunes jukebox randomly selected two of your songs consecutively this morning. Thank you for giving me a chill and the flow of great sounds. Stay warm man.
Wed Jan 21 10:15
I am writing again to tell the story of one of Josh's fans...Rich Rust. Rich was with me the night I talked about in my message posted here on Oct. 22nd. He was also 32 when he died of cancer as well on Janurary 13th of this year. He was also a musician and a great person. In fact, it is haunting to see how much was the same. Rich is my cousin and I hope that he is now in heaven playing with Josh (at least this is what I imagine is happening to put my mind at ease). For those interested, you can read more about Rich at richrust.com.
Tue Jan 20 09:23
Money Penny (
I awoke very early and burned some sage for you yesterday, just as you showed me. Jeffy threw tobacco in the fire for me, so in a way, I was at the sweat as well. Thank you for your continued guidance and love. Your spirit and wisdom continue to inspire me. I love you, MP xoxo
Tue Jan 20 06:58
hi josh...thinking of you yesterday and alwayslove, eden
Mon Jan 19 15:59
I am here Joshua. Thinking of you. Wishing you love and peace. Thank you for the many wonderful things you've brought to my life. Much love, TOMMY
Mon Jan 19 15:30
Carol Doroba (
Josh- On this anniversary of your flight to higher ground, I am thankful to have come to know you. I am thankful for your music which continues to dazzle me and is the catalyst for heart-full meditation on the gifts of life, even with all it's "opportunities" ("challenges" on a day when I am cranky.). And I am happy that you shine so bright we could never lose sight of you.Marilyn, your selfless nature has made it possible for us to never feel apart from Josh and his joyous, enlightened energy. In thanks I send loving energy.Peace and light, Carol
Mon Jan 19 11:47
P.S.Fly me up to where you areBeyond the distant starI wish upon tonight to see you smileIf only for a while, to know you're thereA breath away's not farTo where you are
Mon Jan 19 11:40
Hello sweet Josh: I miss you. You are in my prayer today. The hardest part is that I miss hearing new music from you. Till this day, my School of Fish/Josh collection is bigger than any artist I admire. May your spirit continue to glow in our hearts. I will love you always. Thanks for being my angel.Marilyn: My love to you on this day. You and Josh will always hold a place in my heart. Thank you for your love, support and for being such a wonderful person to all the fans. Peace, Elsa
Fri Jan 16 18:15
Monday, January 19, is the fourth anniversary of Josh's passing, and at sunrise Descendants of the Earth will hold the fourth of four Honor Memorial Sweat Ceremonies. Friends can join in their hearts and thoughts with with a prayer of thanks to God for the joy of his gifts. Burn some sage as Josh would to sanctify the space. If friends say a prayer at dawn wherever they are the prayer will travel around the globe as the sun rises, welcome warmth and light in this deep winter. Love and peace, Marilyn, Josh's Mom