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What a fucking bummer
hope the campaign get's her/them the help they need.
That's terrible, she is great. I know it's awful under any circumstances but they always struck me as having the most idealic existence.
Courses is an all-time favourite
Seems like in one day the gofundme account has made loads though, I'm sure it'll mean a lot to them.
I really liked her music when I saw her in support of Phil. and it's awful that this can happen to people.
what actually happened with Obama's attempts to reform the US healthcare system? I don't really follow US politics so idk.
but when you hear stories like this it makes me glad to have the NHS. The amount of money involved in USA healthcare is fucking bonkers.
that there are / were right-wing figures in congress who were taking every opportunity to block it. I believe a lot of media propaganda there treats the idea like our shit-head tabloids often treat the welfare system (and I'm sure more and more the NHS before too long) as "discouraging aspiration" and all that bollocks.
Cross that with the impossibility to implement sensible gun laws, and I really despair for what I assume is the quiet majority of totally reasonable people over there.
Hope she gets better and the Elverums can return to a more normal life. It's horrifying that people in the US can be driven to financial ruin because of medical debts.
Really sad, thoughts with Phil and her family.
Geneviève died today at 1pm.
She was truly driven to work and stay living right up to the last minute, insisting on getting up and going to work in her studio way beyond when many would have surrendered to rest.
Last night and this morning she declined quickly and receded into her own eyes as her body vetoed her wishes, her lungs filling with fluid. She died at home with me and her parents holding her, hopefully having reached some last minute peace.
It's all very sad and surreal. So much is left unfinished for her. She was a firehose of brilliant ideas that never turned off.
We loved her and everything is weird now.
Thank you for all the money, all the support and love.
i only got into her stuff after courses came out, that winter was the heaviest snow i've ever seen in britain and i was working nights outside in edinburgh, used to walk around on my own after a shift listening to it and it was a genuinely joyful experience. when i ordered the cd i put a little note in the comments box describing that and how i really loved the music. went home in the spring and opened up a bunch of parcels and letters that hadn't made their way to my forwarding address, the cd had a double sided sheet of a4 folded inside it recounting how she also really liked to walk in the winter listening to music; that when an album finished she would take the headphones off and stand in the deadened ambience of snow for a while and how that audio space centres you in side your own body.
brought back some great memories and meant a great deal to me for a musician to make that kind of effort. she seemed a top top person. awful.
Awful. She was great, saw woelv at the luminaire and o paon at the union chapel, the later was an all dayer but remember she was the stand out act. She used to have an actual physical mailing list, never expected to get anything sent from America but got a really pretty letter with a newsletter. Great music and drawings, great person.
has anyone read any of her comics, I remember trying to find them years ago but they were out of print and very hard to come by, didn't realise there was a pretty major publication a couple of years ago
I look forward to reading it, though obviously wish I had come by this in different circumstances
I'd read about the campaign, and knew she was a cartoonist, but I didn't realise she was O Paon until I read the obituaries. Fell in love with "Masques" and "La Dernier Mot" several years ago, and was gutted not to be able to make that Union Chapel show. Really tragic that such a talent is no longer with us.