“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night,
and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
-Sun Tzu, The Art of War
It is not very often that we meet people who express themselves in every facet of the
human condition. Uncovering layers of the multiverse within them in order to experience life more fully. Lucky Josh was one of those people. Stan Lee would’ve been proud. RIP.
I remember the first time I saw Josh after he had gotten out of jail for the second or third
time, I went over to his studio apartment in Edgewater after my best friend called me over. Josh answered the door with his shirt off, right arm raised against the white wood, and dropped his eyes to glare at me with willful intent. It was as if he had just got done reading The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene, and was putting what he learned to the test. That’s the thing with Josh. He was a reader, and he was extremely smart. Smarter than most. He didn’t just read books, he lived them. That night I noticed some other ones that were also part of his collection, like The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Later he told me he swore by it.
Lucky Josh might have been known around Chicago as someone who pushed the limits
of his body, but he was also someone who pushed the limits of his mind, and was able to make connections with people on a variety of levels. His art was in his actions. He moved to the sound of music, his words like daggers. This is what made Lucky so infectious to be around. Often found quoting Bukowski and other great poets on Facebook, he used his own
words to move himself along. Lucky’s writing stretches across years, all descending down his timeline. If you go far enough, you will find a soul eager to be heard – understood. A truly unique individual with a rich, powerful voice. We didn’t just lose a friend, we lost a voice that speaks for a disgruntled generation, fed up with the current system of things.
In honor of his memory, EXIT Chicago will be hosting a fundraising event to help his
beloved daughter, who has such a bright future ahead of her, attend college. Whether you knew Lucky or not, just know that he loved this city, and those that knew him loved him right back. So come one come all, it will be a night you’ll never forget. You will be welcomed by the most auspicious people this industry has to offer.
Or you could simply click on this link and donate to his GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/lucky-joshs- legacy fbclid=IwAR1DpEThs9SXqF7ARU5IYobXObX4yyQogYVcD1Cd6aqSY8pSEj29B8vh
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