Wed, 24 December 2008
Hello! As you probably already know, OLL’s Christmas gift to you isn’t a show, but a mixtape of sorts, badly-put-together by Ste. The tracklist is below. It’s probably best not to read it if you haven’t listened yet, because it’s best to be surprised. But when you have, check back here and visit the page of the artist you love and buy something from them. It’s about time, right?
Happy Christmas, and see you on January 5th!
OLL Theme // Iain Cook
Killing In The Name // Uoki-Toki
Breaking Wave // Random
Chip 2 Bit // Trash80
99 Problems // Jay-Z vs Combat Dave
Girl Gamers (Live) // Craig ‘The Rage’ McClellan (+ Derek Williams on Synths)
I Love Love You // Guitar Vader
It Dies // Mr. Miyagi
Sexy Back // Justin vs Combat Dave
Space Music // Sexy Synthesizer
Technologic // Daft Punk
Playerd // Copy
Door (Covox Remix) // Ram Rider
Kicks // She
CRIMEWave (LAZRtag HARDer Remix) // Crystal Castles vs Health
Free Market Economy (Live) // Derek Williams
Sponsored By Destiny // Slagsmalsklubben
Put That Pussy On Me // Spank Rock vs CFCF
The Crystal Cat // Dan Deacon
Heartbleeps // Hiroshi
You Take My Breath Away // The Knife
Umbrella // Rihanna vs electronicMESS
Star Child // gwEm and Counter Reset
Tue, 16 December 2008
It’s 6.15pm, in the studio and we’re all set up, missing one
guest. Ste makes the call. Hey Ellie Gibson of Eurogamer Dot Net! Where are
you? “Hey Ste! I’m in
So begins Ellie’s sprint across town which, just like Ste’s in episode #81, is perfectly timed and finishes with ten seconds remaining the show’s 30-second theme tune. That’s why we’re a bit giggly at the start of the very festive #87 and that’s why her mic doesn’t work. We deal! We absolutely deal. We would not have been able to deal with that last week.
Oh, last week.
On to this week, and the last episode of this year. It’s the most feature-packed episode of One Life Left this season with very special Christmas editions of Free Market Economy, Best Worst Games, and a new, exclusive doyouinverts Christmas single. There’s also the return of a classic One Life Left feature that hasn’t appeared for at least a season and some brilliant Christmas music, including:
SNOBLIND – Receptors
Unironic Christmas Medley – Savestates
Last Christmas (hot digi remix) – Goto80 (a brilliant but essentially emergency choice that I think we played last year)
We’ll see you next year. Do email us in the meantime and keep watching the site for Christmas blogs and things. Happy Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy everything.
Ste, Simon and Ann
Tue, 9 December 2008
It's Simon's last show before Christmas! So what better way to celebrate than with a return to One Life Left values of old: awkward silences, and dozens of technical errors. Welcome to the world's greatest videogame radio show. So what have we learnt? Firstly, that we shouldn't let Ste drink for three days and arrive at the show a physical and emotional mess, incapable of working even the most basic elements of the desk, let alone delivering any kind of insight into the gaming industry. Secondly that if we absolutely have to do that, we shouldn't do it in front of Brammers, Eurogamer's Editor. And thirdly sometimes apologies just don't cut it. Seriously, sorry. This is not the best episode and if it's your first you should probably click back a few although there are, as ever, some highlights. Taliah! Best Worst Games! Sweet music! Off-air libel! An introductory I'm Dave Green joke cut off by Ste's seratonin-deficient incompetence! Oh God. Music on #86: Heartbleeps by Hiroshi Heathens (8-bit mix) by Bracken Ryu the Red Nosed Ninja by Doctor Octoroc Sorry. Sorry! (And sorry this is late, too. For obvious reasons.) See you next week!
Tue, 2 December 2008
Bucks Fizz -- champagne cut with orange juice for reasons of cost masked by reasons of taste; the sort of drink you have at a company party just before everyone gets fired or a wedding where there's nothing to celebrate. And this is the episode just after the One Life Left Christmas Party, and the apologies section is back. Uh oh...
Whatever! The past is the past, literally unbroadcastable or otherwise, and the future is here right now. Five features, including a new song by some time best-friend-of-the-show Spencer Lee and a Very Christmas Craig The Rage.
And today marks an important point in One Life Left's history -- the launch of our very first CD, as press-released on Eurogamer here. You can buy it from Amazon here. Please buy it from Amazon. It is seven quid. Buy it now! BUY IT NOW. Then we can make another one.
Apologies for the broken mic problems near the end, which stopped Ste from being as enthusiastic as he'd like about Think Quick.
Music on #85:
Umbrella by electronicMESS
The Opposite of Sick of You by Think Quick