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Chafed Elbows

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:00am
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Chafed Elbows

Tonight from the Ubu Hour archives... CHAFED ELBOWS: Hapless Walter Dinsmore undergoes his annual November breakdown at the 1954 World’s Fair, has a love affair with his mother, recollects his hysterectomy operation, impersonates a cop, is sold as a piece of living art, goes to heaven, and becomes the singer in a rock band, but not necessarily in that order.

Ubu Hour April 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour April 2014
Here's what the Ubu Hour has for you for April:

RICK STEVES’ BEAVERLAND THROUGH THE BACK DOOR:  Join us for this radio travelogue, as Rick tours one of Oregon’s oldest communities – Beaverland -- a magical little town located just a stoned throw away from the bustling metropolis of Portland.

THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED is having a disagreement over who is going to control the water, and then there's that 22 pound cat...

IT WAS LIKE A NIGHTMARE..  She killed a man in cold blood. A surreal tale of murder and love and mystery created from cinema plunderphonics ..   

The Triumph of the Swill and The State That Once Worked

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
March Ubu Hour
            Ubu Hour radio theater... tonight the radio peice TRIUMPH OF THE SWILL... no one's really sure what this peice is about, something to do with audio terrorism, talk radio, capitalism, the enviroment and other things... 

            Also, another episode of the CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. actually this one mostly takes place in the state capital south of The City That Once Works, as Governor Crotch-slobber tries to build the twenty-lane bridge to nowhere...

Welcome to Violence

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to Violence
      
People have often complained that the Ubu Hour wallows in far too much sex and violence. On tonight's show, WELCOME TO VIOLENCE, we give you a solid hour of mostly violence, with a little bit of sex thrown in. How is this any different than other Ubu shows? We've done away with such minor contriviences like dialog, plot, and characters.. to bring you a show packed solid with violence and sex. Gun battles, fist fights, car chases, explosions.. Think of it as a cake that's all frosting with just bits of crumbs of cake in this hour-long mashup of scenes of violence and sex taken from movies.
      
   

January 2014 UBU

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
January 2014 UBU
Do we have a fabulous show for you tonight, on the first Ubu of 2014, as we continue to bring you edgy radio theater.

Some of what tonight's show has to offer are as follows:

SOYLENT GREEN DAMAGE CONTROL - What happens after your corporation has been caught selling dead people as food? A comedic look at behind the scenes with the executives of the Soylent Green corporation after they've been exposed.

Yet another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where in a good-will gesture Mayor Snarly Hales opens up his house to the citizenry of the City That Once Worked.

The Ubu 2013 Christmas Show

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The Ubu Christmas Show
     Fuck! December has barely started and Ubu Hour is assaulting and insulting the listener audience with another one of their so-called Christmas shows..
             The War on Christmas has begun! And the Ubu Hour is proud to bring you the opening salvo!  

Ubu Hour December 2013: A Rainy Night/Patchouli Moonbow and more

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/05/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
November 2013 Ubu
Tonight on UBU HOUR Radio Theater we have a grab-bag of treats for you..  including:

PATCHOULI MOONBOW, HIPPIE TIME TRAVELER: Caught in a temporal vortex created by a malfunctioning I-phone during a heavy sweat lodge session at Burning Man, Patchouli Moonbow now travels through time dispensing advice to the unlightened throughout history.. In tonight's episode Patchouli travels to 1943 Warsaw and hilarity ensues.

A RAINY NIGHT:  On a typical Portland winter rainy night, James feels insecure when his girlfriend Sara leaves on her bike for some nebulous reason. When he begins to watch an old noir film on television, things begin to get surreal, as the levels begin to unfold.. 

Oct 2013 Ubu

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Oct 2013 Ubu

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have a full-packed show, as we present another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, as well as several other dramas, all peformed on live radio theater, done with Ubu Hour's excellent productions values to make this the finest radio theater experience for your Monday night enjoyment.  

Ubu Hour on 09/02/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:00am
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Two Tales of Heroes: THE AVENGER and NAKED CAME I

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have two different tales about HEROES and their HEROIC deeds.....

In THE AVENGER, our hero is a masked crusader who secretly surveys his community at night - monitering his neighbors, especially the hot wife of a Senior Software Developer.   

The lurid thriller NAKED CAME I involves a heroic rescue of a woman after a botched kidnapping attempt.. A sexy violent story with raw emotions.. 

Ubu Hour on 08/05/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
August Ubu Hour

It's a variety-packed Ubu Hour for August, as we present some short politcal peices, a couple short movie mashups, and some surreal stuff as well...  including:

Bicycle Peice #7.. where Roy and Viv Ubu are desperite for ideas for scripts, and their main script writer is out riding a bike and stalking women.

Another Dead Baby Joke... Yes, it's yet another dead baby joke. Some might think the Ubu Hour is obsessed with dead babies, but it's not us! It's these various state legislators who are obsessed with dead babies, and what they are doing is not a very funny joke.

And also some stuff about the Zimmerman verdict, freedom, different kinds of fences, and more...  

Bicycle Peice 

Audio

2034: Welcome to the Holy Lands

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
Welcome to the year 2034, fifty years after 1984. Refugees flee religious extremists in white robes. People try to cope in the face of out of control climate change and world upheaval.. The Ubu Hour presents the futuristic radio theater drama: 2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS, a frightening dystopia where a narcistic media figure becomes President of the United States.  Written and produced by Rolf.

Also, included is the coda/prequal,  SO MUCH HATE, a media cut-up peice, which follows 2034 at the 29 minute point.. Both peices aired on the UBU HOUR on Feb 1, 2016.
  • Length: 37:05 minutes (50.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR: In this 50s sitcom, secretary Doris plots how to woo her clueless boss,  Rock, into marriage, and hilarity and hijinx ensue.  Originally aired on The Ubu Hour on Feb 1, 2016, this radio play was written and produced by Martin Dodge.
  • Length: 19:03 minutes (26.17 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

What I Don't Know Won't Hurt You

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016
What I Don't Know Won't Hurt You.... A strange radio drama about waking up and not knowing where you are.. something  mysterous is happening...  ...
originally aired Jan 2016 on the Ubu Hour..  

50 Guns at Dusk

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015
50 GUNS AT DUSK is the thrilling sequel to "3 Deaths at Ash Ranch."  In this radio theater Western, set in Portland, Oregon at the dawn of the 1860s, we follow our heroes Varla and Sally, as they deal with greedy developers, corrupt politicians, and a gang of shanghaiing criminals who operate out of Portland's notorious North End.  

And, if you missed "3 Deaths at Ash Ranch" 
https://kboo.fm/3deathsatashranch0


3 Deaths at Ash Ranch

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2015
We go back to the late 1850s, for a riveting Western set in Oregon Territory. A grisley massacre, and a kidnapping, some mysterious strangers at the local saloon.. Even Mormons and a future President make an appearance. Can Sheriff Ocker solve the crime of the 3 DEATHS AT ASH RANCH?

This is 3 DEATHS wihout all the filler that also aired that night.
  • Length: 24:00 minutes (32.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

A Plague of Words

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015

A PLAGUE OF WORDS - A bizarre disease is transmitted through language in this futuristic surreal radio play.  A doctor, a general, a scientist and a priest vie for public support for their own solutions.. meanwhile an Oracle utters cryptic messages that might be a clue or might be the cause of what's killing the world..  Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon
  • Length: 20:47 minutes (28.54 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

All Trump All the Time

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015

Turn on Cable News for Presidential election coverage and what do you get: ALL TRUMP ALL THE TIME. Here's a short funny radio peice that makes fun of politicians and the media that so inadaquately covers them.
  • Length: 7:10 minutes (9.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Big Man Little World: The Heroic Adventures of Christopher Columbus

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015

Celebrate Columbus Day with the UBU HOUR's loving tribute of this great explorer, the radio drama BIG MAN LITTLE WORLD. This stirring historical radio drama recounts Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of some islands off of Asia, which he knew could become the fabled Western route to the Far East, leaving China and India ready to be plundered for the crown of Spain.  Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon   
  • Length: 16:10 minutes (22.2 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Hitch-Hike Hussy

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Wed, 09/09/2015
The Ubu Hour production of HITCH-HIKE HUSSY..   from the Sept 2015 Ubu Hour.. A lurid tale full of sex and violence, based on the 1959 pulp novel of the same name, as well as inspired by the 1950s film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly."  Here's a chance to hear this radio noir thriller without sitting through the 10 minutes of filler that opened the September 2015 Ubu show.. 
  • Length: 35:13 minutes (48.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Return of Mr. Grey

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015
Mr. Grey has returned to town after 15 years and no one knows why. Competeing gangsters second guess each others motives. In an old hotel, events rapidly spiral out of control in this violent and surreal audio drama.      

Inspired by Shakespeare, film noir, David Lynch, Paul Auster's "The New York" trilogy, THE RETURN OF MR GREY is a gripping radio theater thriller.   

Originally aired as part of the August 2015 Ubu Hour program.   
  • Length: 32:04 minutes (44.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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