Poison Girls’ Richard Famous has written an a biography and appreciation of Vi Subversa that has just been published on the band’s official web site.
In a fascinating and informative piece, Famous revisits Vi’s family background, her childhood, her formative political activities, her family life, the different places she called home, and her varied musical and creative work before, during and after Poison Girls – which became one of the defining and recurring features of her life. Famous observes:
Many people have talked about Frances’ razor sharp insights, her listening skills, her sense of humour and deep belly laugh, her common sense, her moments of sadness and happiness, her absolute presence, and the love and generosity with which she lived her life. Anyone who met her was affected in one way or other. She was truly a one off.