Messages September 2005

Date: Wed Sep 21 14:50
Lindsay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    thinking about you Josh. Miss you and love you.

Date: Mon Sep 19 10:43
John Gluth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I was deeply saddened to hear about Josh, although I didn't learn of his passing until 2 years after the fact. It seems so senseless and tragic... Anyhow I met Josh back on August 21, 1996 in Charlotte NC. At the time, I was working at a local record store when this guy came into the store and began checking out our goods (such as any person does as they enter a record store). After about 10 minutes of searching, this guy holds up a CD and asks, "Why is this CD only $5.00 ?" I quickly retorted as any wise-cracking clerk would do and said something to the effect of, "Well, it could be one of a few different reasons. It's either a promo, it could be overstock and we're pricing them low to move them, it could be some unknown artist, or it could just suck." Well, the patron and I began filibustering about music there in the store when he finally says, "That's my CD, that's me." I quickly rebuffed and dismissed his remarks thinking that this guy is delusional. He later tells me that he is here in town doing a show and they comp him tickets to every venue but he doesn't know anybody here in town, and he asks me if I'd like to go to the show. Me thinking that this guy is just pulling my leg, I said sure...why not. He told me where the tickets would be waiting for me at and then he left the store. I, at first, dismissed this because the guy in the store *somewhat* resembled the picture of the guy on the CD cover, but not exact. I thought that I have nothing to lose but gas so after work, I grabbed a bite to eat and then I left for Ovens Auditorium. I reached the "Will Call" window and tell them my name and sure enough, there were 2 tickets for that evenings show. I was astonished, to say the least.... 6th row center, awesome seats (I still have the ticket stub too) Tori Amos was the main act and Josh was opening for her. (I'm not a huge Tori Amos fan so I was not too excited to go and see her) Josh came out, just him and his guitar, and he did an acoustical set. It was PHENOMENAL ! I still remember when he played "Soon Enough", I still get chills thinking about it. He played for about 45 minutes and then Tori came on and did her thing. I was just blown away by Josh though. He was amazing... The CD he asked about at the record store being $5.00 was a promo copy of "Inarticulate Nature Boy". In retrospect, I should have gotten him to sign the CD while he was there in the store but I at least own the CD that Josh handled and that we debated over. I may have only had a brush with him throughout the course of his lifetime, but he left an impression of a caring free spirit who would bend over backwards to help someone else out, even if he knew that person or not. He was kind and generous and he seemed like the kind of person that would be a great friend. I just wanted to share that with you guys..... Josh, you may be gone, but the memory and the music will live on forever. Thank you for touching my life........ John (Charlotte NC)

Date: Thu Sep 15 11:15
KENZIE (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I became a School of Fish fan @ the age of 18 in 1991. I like many others, have spent much time listening to Josh's words and music. I am still an avid listener of School of Fish, and Josh's solo cd's. His music has touched not only my life, but my friends as well. Josh seems like he was/is amazing and I wish he could of stayed longer. I heard "3 strange days" on the radio, I wondered if there was a website up dedicated to Josh. I'm glad it's here, & I wanted to thank Josh, his friends & family for the amazing website. :-)

Date: Sat Sep 3 14:06
Kristen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Seven years after my high school graduation, I'm just now starting to put together scrapbooks with all my pictures and mementos. The other day, I was going through some stuff from my junior year and I found a little piece of paper with a personalized signature from a singer named Josh Clayton-Felt. In the fall of 1996, two of my friends dragged me to a Tori Amos concert in Melbourne, Florida. As it was kind of far from our hometown, we got a room in what we later learned was the same hotel in which her entourage was staying. After the concert, we found ourselves riding the elevator with the man who had opened for Tori, Josh. I remember that he was so very kind. We chatted, he gave each of us autographs, and then we parted (he was only staying a few doors down the hall from us). So, when I found this autograph years later, I wanted to search online to see what he was up to these days. Imagine my shock and sadness. But reading about this life and even his tragic death, I feel very grateful that I got to meet him. He holds a special page in my scrapbook.