Has the Ubu Hour fallen in a rut in recent months, relying on movie cut-ups, tired sequals, and re-runs of old programs? Tonight we change all that as we bring you THE NEW UBU with two new radio programs.
DOUCHE-LAND UBU ALICE A two part piece about the Ubu's attempt to finish a new script about a man trapped in a room with a voice that tries to convince him to kill himself. Or maybe it's about something else instead.
OUR LITTLE MAYOR PART 20 Another tale of the abuse and misuse of power in Portland, as the Ubu Hour gets taken over by outside forces in the aftermath of a previous contraversy. Or maybe it's about something else...
The Ubu Hour adapts for the radio Reverend Estus Pirkle's 1971 movie classic, IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WILL HORSES DO? In this fascinating audio drama, Reverend Pirkle warns us of how Communism plans to take over America, or maybe, with the Obama presidency, they already have! The Pelosi socialized helath care nightmare is only the next step! This audio drama, based on true facts, will wake you up to the evils of socialism, and give you important advice on how to get America back on the right path. Otherwise in the next 24 months we'll all be forced to chant for 17 hours a day: "COMMUNISM IS GOODD! CHRISTIANITY IS STUPID!"
Tonight the Ubu Hour airs a radio theater adaptation of Reverend Estus Pirkle's 1971 movie classic, IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WILL HORSES DO? In this fascinating audio drama, Reverend Pirkle warns us of how Communism plans to take over America, or maybe, with the Obama presidency, they already have! The Pelosi socialized helath care nightmare is only the next step! This audio drama, based on true facts, will wake you up to the evils of socialism, and give you important advice on how to get America back on the right path. Otherwise in the next 24 months we'll all be forced to chant for 17 hours a day: "COMMUNISM IS GOODD! CHRISTIANITY IS STUPID!"
The Ubu Hour finally airs the much anticipated, much overdue HOUR OF THE KITTEN, written by graphic novelist Jim Woodring and produced by SW Conser. We will aslo re-air THE DARKNESS, a bizarre sci-fi story about the world going dark, and the way people react to it. Plus some other stuff as well.. we're not even sure what.. you'll need to tune in to find out.
The day after Easter, The Ubu Hour rips into that holiday in part 2 of the Book of Holes, an hour long surreal audio drama about Adam, Eve and the Serpent, the power of words, and the epic battle between the pagan Goddess of fertility, Ostara, and the Zombie king and his followers, who want to turn her celebration of sex into worship of the tortured and murdered son-of-a-god. The following peice contains lurid sex and violence, moments of extreme audience abuse, profanity, descriptions of bodily fluids, and other things too unpleasent to mention here.
As promised, the show was packed with TONS of surprises - in-studio guest Mick Schafer of Tree Top Tribe; featured in-studio guest Will Redwood, who chatted with us about his artistic melding of poetry and visual art AND treated us to a reading of his poem"A Bird Song" now available as a picture book!
There was a ticket giveaway to Elephant Revival's performance on April 2nd at The Woods.
We had spoken word artistry through a poem by local poet Scot Siegel, an inspirationally poignant essay by Dana Roc and an excerpt of an interview with The Mighty Third Rail!
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For April on the day after a holiday, we air a sequel to the BOOK OF HOLES...
Part II: THE UBU S-ITS ON EASTER...
Is it a strange and surreal trip into the erotic garden of Eden?
Is it a celebration of the classic battle between a zombie savior and Ostara, the goddess of fertility?
Is it a hilarious look at contradictions in a Holy Book?
Is it a vicious satirical attack on Western religion?
Or is it merely an ameturish production with feable attempts of humor with profanity and filth?
Tune in and find out!
You think the new health care legislation made them mad? They'll be out in the streets with pitchforks and uzus when they hear.. BOOK OF HOLES PART II: UBU EASTER S-IT
Irishman Peter Blood and his crew of escaped slaves and political prisoners have taken their captured Spainish Galleon to the free port of Tortuga to elude both the Spainish and British Navies. But their ship is undermaned, and they soon realise that she is prised by other bigger and more ruthless pirate crews. Especially that commanded the notorius Captain Easterling. So, Captain Blood and his men set sail one night, hoping to make a Dutch port where they can resupply for a crossing back to Europe. But Captain Easterling and his bloodthursty crew of pirates are in hot pursuit.