Welcome to my Home in Yosemite!


So far: Genealogy of PAYNE/WARD family of Dundee, Scotland;

Memories of the Old 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Hi, this is "Laurentia". Nice sounding name? It's actually the geological term for proto-North America. I am a professional archaeologist, historian, and genealogist (specialty: Scotland). I live in the Los Angeles area. I enjoy camping, hiking, and nature. I grew up in poverty, and as an archaeologist (one of the worst paid professions) am still poor but have managed to have some wonderful adventures. I have done archaeology in Africa, the Ukraine, and Ireland. Probably the coolest thing I've ever done is to scratch the back of a wild silverback gorilla in Africa.

One of my biggest passions is music: I have always dreamed of being in a band, but have never had the time to master an instrument. So, unless I cheat and go for synthesized sound, for now I remain a very interested listener. Industrial, New Wave, Alternative, and Punk are my fave genres. My favorite bands/musicians include: Nirvana, Ministry, DEVO, Donovan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Filter, L7, Alice in Chains, Front 242, Hole, and Foo Fighters. I also like some classical and early blues. Probably the 2nd coolest thing I've ever done is to sing punk karaoke onstage with Bob Mothersbaugh of DEVO. I am dabbling in the music industry, was the Editor of Underground Sound with a readership of 745,000. I have done reviews for numerous bands of various genres. E-mail me to arrange to send your demo: Laurentia@aol.com

See Page 2 for my "PAYNES OF DROMORE, CO. DOWN, IRELAND & DUNDEE, SCOTLAND GENEALOGY"

See Page 3 FOR "MY OLD 9:30 CLUB MEMORIES"

Links to other sites on the Web

WebCrawler Web Roulette: 10 Random Sites on the WWW
Webcrawler: Best Search Engine
Deja News Search of Newsgroups
Anarchy in the UK
Anarchy links
Anarchy Library
The Birdhouse Arts Collective: The Birdhouse is a loose-knit collective, a platform for essayists and writers, painters and digital artists, for surrealists and situationists, ranters and rationalists, collagists and collaborators -- this is how they portray themselves. You'll find here a large gallery with words (essays, rants, fiction, true lies...), images (collage, paintings, photographs, digital art...) and dreams (surreal excursions we didn't just make up...). And don't miss the two "Spong" sections (HTML-art, Web-based creations) and "Happening" ("the best of The Birdhouse at any given moment")
Enchilada's Salon: A Personal Homepage of some dude I know with a discussion of poetry
Dave's ANTI-BARNEY Page
The Barney Fun Page
The Wanker Page
Ray Wolf's Online Guide to Eraserhead
The Science In Science-Fiction
LIVE CAM: Santa Monica Pier
LIVE CAM: Loch Ness
LIVE CAM: Davis Station, Antarctica
Satellite Images of Earth
TerraServer: Find a Spot on Earth
Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada
Recent Earthquakes in Northridge CA, area
Recent Earthquakes in Los Angeles, CA area
Recent Earthquakes in San Bernardino, CA area
Recent Earthquakes in Landers, CA area
Geo-Cities File Manager
Web Color Chart
216 Color Square
ColorCenter, plus cool things
Send a Virtual Flower!

THIS IS A REALLY COOL PROJECT!!! JOIN UP!!!
Click the graphic below to go to the SETI @ Home Project website run by UC Berkeley.

I AM PARTICIPATING PARTIALLY IN HONOR OF DR. CARL SAGAN.


VISIT MY SETI PAGE AND TRIBUTE TO DR. CARL SAGAN


HERE IS MY VERY OWN RADIO STATION, it is on LAUNCHcast, it has a really groovy interface.


Listen to my LAUNCHcast station!


HERE'S ANOTHER RADIO STATION OF MINE, BUT THE SITE IS NOT AS COOLIO:

Listen To My Station
See My Playlist

VISIT MY FRIENDS AND COOL PEOPLE PAGE!


Personal Quote: "Love is a Wind that Screams" (Richard Barone of The Bongos, 1987).

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Comments? E-mail me at:

Laurentia@aol.com

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