Frank Valenzuela obtained this specimen from a fellow miner at the Inspiration, where he was a miner and then a shaft supervisor in the 1950s-1960s. It was collected, he recalls, in the early 1960s. It is a classic example of the quartz-covered chrysocolla stalactites from that time, but unusual in that it was preserved as a whole pocket. The piece glows when backlit, as the top surface is partially translucent and there is a small hole in back of the vug, to let light into the pocket for backlighting. The largest stalactites are 2 cm. The pocket opening is 2 inches across.
Virtuosos Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser – the Steve Tyler and Dave Lee Roth of the electric cello fraternity – return to their classical roots for a spirited 18th century performance of the AC/DC classic.
If you like your austerity and public hate figures soundtracked with a rockish pop melody
Darragh O’Hanrahan writes:
Big September will donate the proceeds from their latest single Moneyman to help fly home Irishman Robbie Robinson from Thailand. So, put your hand in your pocket please.
The new video of Big September’s new single Moneyman, made by Tom Prentice and Sean Fee. The lads will play a free gig on the bandstand, Bray strand, as part of the Bray Summer Festival 2013 this Saturday night.