Any of you cats use Twitter? It's sort of like a chat app, but one where you broadcast out to whoever is listening and you "follow" people whose updates interest you. Since our own chat app is on the blink at the moment, it might fill the void. If you want to try it out, you can sign up and follow me: http://twitter.com/jamesnotjim/. There are quite a few London UK bassists that I've found and follow:
Simon Little (http://twitter.com/simonlittle), former BP interviewee Steve Lawson (http://twitter.com/solobasssteve), and BP members Alun Vaughan (http://twitter.com/alunvaughan) and Andy Long (http://twitter.com/AndyLong).