Posts Tagged ‘ Peter Green ’
BY Beth Comery
Urban wildlife photographer Peter Green (last featured here with his downtown snapping turtle) has some beautiful prints as well as his now famous poster of 111 Westminster Street (the Superman building) available for sale. This picture was selected by iolabs as its holiday paper cuts edition.
Green’s work can be viewed here. He snapped one of those alien snowy owls looking inscrutable; and scroll down to the rare leucistic (white) red-tailed hawk flying away with a snake in its talons. What the augurs of ancient Rome would have made of that.
BY Beth Comery
“Major” — as in major chords and major fun — is the latest album from Fang Island, another band to come out of RISD (they’re in Brooklyn now). The band, who describe their sound as “everyone high-fiving everyone,” are currently touring everywhere but here. The song “Dooney Rock” — an ecstatic riverdance/pogo freak-out (Big Country meets Andrew WK) — must really get the crowd going. Please, I need to see these guys live. Once before I die. (Video of “Sisterly” after the jump.)
“Oblivian Hunter” (Load), the new album from Lightning Bolt, got a mention from Jon Pareles in the Sunday New York Times, the mere fact of which suggests respect and affection even if it is hard to discern actual praise.
Every so often Mr. Chippendale yowls some desperate, unintelligible vocals, or feedback and sirens screech above the instruments. The frenetic repetition draws on, and burns through, copious sources: thrash, military tattoos, progressive rock, drum-and-bass, nyah-nyah taunts, catfights among hyenas, tornadoes hitting junkyards, even raga — which is suggested by the album’s one respite, “The Soft Spoken Spectre,” a twangy, drumless, minute-long modal tune and drone. It’s only a breather to let the rest of the barrage hit harder.
Following his stint with LCD Soundsystem, fellow Fort Thunder guy Gavin Russom got back to work on his own project, the Crystal Ark. They released a single in September, “We Came To,” with your choice of house or dub mix; and earlier in the summer, the band contributed a track to the recent Fleetwood Mac tribute album “Just Tell Me That You Want Me.” Russom runs “Tusk” through the synthesizer making it a much more interesting song than it ever was. (There’s a lot to like on this album: Check out the happy happy funtime “Hold Me” by Haim; also J Mascis interprets Peter Green on “Albatross.”)
BY Daily Dose
(7.24) Greater Kennedy Plaza presents a ‘Brown Bag Talk’ Tuesday in Burnside Park — “Providence Raptors: Falcons and Hawks of Burnside Park” — with wildlife photographer Peter Green (who else). Part of the ‘Kidoinfo Play in the Park Tuesdays’ series (which runs from 11am to 2pm) this will be the first Brown Bag Lunch Talk.
For over ten years, the fastest animal on planet has patrolled the downtown skyline and nested in the tallest buildings and trees surrounding Burnside Park. Join local photographer Peter Green Tuesday from 1pm to 1:30pm for a fascinating look into the world of Providence Raptors. Come discover the secret life of Greater Kennedy Plaza’s falcons and hawks, hear about their adventures in Burnside Park and see Peter’s amazing pictures of these stunning birds.
The work of Mr. Green should be familiar to Dose readers. Check out his website at Providence Raptors.com.
Free, all ages, Raptor Talk, 1pm to 1:30pm, Tuesday, July 24th, the fountain area Burnside Park
BY Beth Comery
(Cuz ‘turbans’ would be confusing.) I happened to bump into my favorite downtown wildlife photographer, Mr. Peter Green, Tuesday on Canal Street. His camera was focused mainly on the red-tailed hawks flying around the Independent Man on top of the State House. The pair have been building a nest on a ledge of the cornice (I think that’s the right word) near the dome, although they seem disinclined to use it (hawk pix here). But Green and a passing cabdriver were also checking out this turtle lurking about the bottom of the Moshassuck River. Kinda creepy. From the Rhode Island DEM,
The Eastern Snapping Turtle . . . can be found in most permanent or semi-permanent bodies of fresh or brackish water, including rivers, streams, pools, bogs, legs [sic], lakes, and marshes. The Eastern Snapping Turtle frequents well-vegetated wetlands with soft muddy banks or bottoms and is almost entirely aquatic. Snapping Turtles are omnivores, feeding on fish, aquatic invertebrates, crayfish, live vertebrates, gondoliers, carrion, fried dough, and plant material. They are highly herbivorous and can be seen “grazing” on cattail roots and water lilies.
(Photo by Peter Green who occasionally looks down so that his neck doesn’t get sore.)
BY Beth Comery
I suppose it wasn’t too surprising to bump right into Dose regulars Matthew Lawrence and Micah Salkind (in 3D) immediately upon arrival at the Museum of Westminster Street, an event I wanted to cover for The Dose. Everybody knows everybody and goes everywhere all together all the time. Each had been designated a ‘current exhibit’, along with the bicycle rack and the sidewalk. Friday was the first of two days for The Museum which runs the two blocks between Dorrance and Union Streets. For a chilly weekday it was pretty busy, and the weather is supposed to be getting warmer and sunny. Head over and you will be greeted by a museum guard who will hand you a guide with a map and notes. Also on ‘exhibit’ was Peter Green (after the jump) the photographer who has long documented the peregrine falcons nesting on the old Industrial National Bank. One flew by as we spoke. Mr. Green showed me a picture he took yesterday of the female getting busy.
Free, Westminster Street, Saturday, noon to 4pm