One Life Left

Definitely the UK's favourite radio show (sort of) about videogames.


Commissioned by London’s award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left was only meant to run for six episodes.

Take that, The Man because now, somewhere around one hundred and fifty episodes later, it’s in its seventh season and grown from humbling, terrified, fumbling beginnings into one of the station’s most valued shows.

Take THAT, The Man. Also take that, British radio standards.

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Music to Play Games by Too – Officially released.

December 22nd, 2011 Posted by

Several days ago actually but never mind. I just realised I had negletected to let you know it was now available. It costs £6.99 + postage and is available from Amazon here(http://tinyurl.com/ollcd2). That’s 13 tracks of wonderful exclusive (and inclusive hopefully) video game music to enjoy. Here’s some quotes from the One Life Left team. About it: “Where’s the track from Muse then, Derek? Other than that easily worth an unbeatable 7/10″ – Simon Byron “I like the way the CD spins, it makes me feel dizzy.” – Ann Scantlebury “This is even more musical than our celebrated Videogame Karaoke.” […]


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One Life Left Presents Music to Play Games By Too sampler…

December 12th, 2011 Posted by

Here you go, this is what it sounds like.


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Merry happy Christmas

December 7th, 2011 Posted by

It’s our last show ever of the year on Monday, so what better way to celebrate it than with carols played on recorders. The catch? We can’t play recorders. But we’re hoping a new iOS title ‘My Note Games‘ can teach us. In an hour. Whilst we also “do” the show, which we’re not capable of doing even when we are just doing it. We’ll be joined by the makers of the game, who have pledged to get us Silent Nighting like the nerd recorder-playing equivalent of Bond. What can possible go wrong? Tune in live, Monday night, 7:00pm 104.4 […]


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One Life Left presents… Music to Play Games By Too

November 30th, 2011 Posted by

Okay so this doesn’t have a precise release date yet but I’d estimate a release around 15th of December. I know that’s leaving it a bit late but there have been a few technical difficulties along the way. Hopefully it will be out earlier. I’m putting this up to let you know what’s going to be on the CD. I’ll release some audio samples of it over the next couple of weeks. As mentioned on the show this is a compilation of music inspired by video games but not specifically video game sounding. This is not a chiptune compilation, though […]


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Christmas Market Economies

December 23rd, 2009 Posted by

Hello, I hope you’ve all suitably recovered from my exciting performance at the Blue Posts last week. Something that probably takes a bit of getting over I’m sure. Though if you fancy reliving the experience, you can videos of it here http://youtube.com/user/DerekFME (Thanks to Charlie Miller for filming it for me) (I would have embedded the videos but can’t work out how). Anyway I’m mainly here to update you all with the final part of my A Christmas Carol Market Economy trilogy. Many of you at the party were eager to know how it all ended. Download part 3 here […]

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Chart Market Economy 30th January 2009

January 30th, 2009 Posted by

I’m feeling a bit Fifa. Or perhaps Pro Evo. Same thing with minor updates each time. I’m thinking I’m totally stuck in a rut right now. Could this possibly point to why I never went for any kind of life in writing. I’m not going anywhere with my FME productions either. So what can be done to revitalise what is already becoming a bit stale? I know I’ll cut my hair a funny shape and go and sulk in a corner for a bit! That’s got it! Commence the Chart Market Emoconomy! 10. Competitions Involving Dungeons and Dragons Stormreach Hardly […]


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Chart Market Economy 16th January 2009

January 16th, 2009 Posted by

Cripes. It’s that time again. I’ve got to do one of them chart thingies. But what games have I sold this week? Barely any. That makes it a bit difficult then. These are hard times. Don’t people know it’s important to spend money with a free market economist for life and not just at christmas? This neglect and disloyalty should not go unpunished. Just as soon as I can figure out some way in which I can punish my customers without punishing myself. 10. X-Files – Playstation £5 It’s one which has often been lurking around just outside the chart. […]


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Chart Market Economy 9th January 2009

January 9th, 2009 Posted by

So it’s time for the first chart of the year. How terribly exciting.  I know I have such a great reputation of being the internet’s only truly reliable source of games charts without interference from THE MAN. No big games companies interfere with my chart. This information is direct from source. But will it be a chart of top trade ins or a chart of the biggest games of the previous year? Maybe a chart of the biggest failures last year? There are so many options as to what to do I barely know where to begin (Try the start […]


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Christmas Chart Market Economy 24th December 2008

December 24th, 2008 Posted by

I’m sure you’ve all been there one way or another. Be it the night of christmas, boxing day, new years day.. in hospital having your stomach pumped. Obviously. Ste’s evil victorian mill owner sweatshop director mentality driving a poor sickly man to desperate measures to hold onto the tiny bit of fame that he’s built up over the last few years. How many is it now? Three? April 2005 was when I first received the call to arms with the brief of ‘talk about selling games over some noodling electronic music’. Thus was created the first Free Market Economy in […]


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Chart Market Economy 20th December 2008

December 20th, 2008 Posted by

From: ste@onelifeleft To: derek@onelifeleft Subject: where’s the chart? it’s saturday and there’s still no chart up on the site. what’s going off? s. — From: derek@onelifeleft To: ste@onelieft Subject: Re: where’s the chart? Yeah sorr y sste. Im rrelly not v well rright now. In bed last ffew days withfflu and still shhaking quite alot due to temp.Nnot been at wwork eithr soicn’t say whats beennse lling. -Derr ek — From: ste@onelifeleft To: derek@oneliefleft Subject: Re: Re: where’s the chart? oh wouldn’t it be nice if we all could just quit working as soon as we got the sniffles. how […]


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