I play bass in an Icelandic punk/new wave/power pop band, Fraebbblarnir (The Stamens). They were Iceland's first punk band in 1978 but I joined them in 2001.
I'm a biologist/computer programmer and apart from playing bass and guitar, I like to read books, swim, lift weights and play bridge.
I don't currently have a bass of my own, because I use drummer Stefan's late '70s MusicMan StingRay and I can't find anything for a reasonable price that even comes close.
With it, I use a Gallien-Krueger 800RB amplifier and a 400W Fender PA cabinet. It makes a lot of noise if I turn it up, so I usually don't.
We did a song for a Ramones tribute album for Amp Records last year.
The album is called "Life's a Gas: A Tribute to Joey Ramone" and features, not Ramones covers, but songs written about Joey and the Ramones.
Our song is called Heaven Needed a Lead Singer
and it's finally been published here on Activebass. It is co-written by me and our singer, Valli.
The song is deliberately written in the Ramones' style, but I hope, without directly ripping them off. (Feb 2003)
We have decided to host a memorial gig for Joe Strummer (1952-2002) in March, so we have been rehearsing some Clash covers. My lord, how wonderful those old songs are. Strummer and Jones truly were songwriting masters.