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

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/05/2013 - 12:00am
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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

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:00am
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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

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Ubu Hour
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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

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:00am
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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 

Ubu Hour on 07/01/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:00am
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CITIZEN KOCH

Tonight Ubu presents CITIZEN KOCH. This radio theater docu-drama is actually the tale of another peice called "Citizen Koch," a documentary about the influence of money on politcals since the Supreme Court ruled on Citizens United a few years ago. Unfortunately, that documentary will not be shown on a lot of PBS stations.. we will bring you that story, concerning the Koch Brothers, WNET Public Television in NYC, and the power of money. Part docu-drama, part spoof, you won't want to miss this Ubu episode..

Ubu Hour on 06/03/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:00am
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Fingers

A naked man is discovered at the side of the road. He is in shock and fear. He repaats the word "fingers" over and over again..  24-hours earlier he was fine when he began the journey that took him beyond the edge and put him in this state.. Tune in to radio theater suspense and chills, with the audio drama FINGERS, adapted for radio theater from the 1941 movie "The Five Million Fingers of Damien Hand."   

Ubu Hour on 05/06/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour May 2013

More crazy radio theater on Ubu Hour... tonight we bring you:

A new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where sinister forces attempt to poison Portland's water supply with toxic waste chemicals from fertilizer manufacturing.. 

And THE BIG RUN: Have you ever dialed a wrong number, and then started up a conversation with a complete stranger? Thus begins a sequence of events, in a twisted tale about hypnosis, domestic terrorism, in the explosive psychological thriller... THE BIG RUN.

Ubu Hour on 04/01/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:00am
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Unceasing Sea

It's April Fools day on the Ubu Hour.. so instead of the usual absurdist comedy and silliness,  we bring you THE UNCEASING SEA, a dark, serious radio drama about a couple near the end of their life, as they listen to the ocean and ruminate about life and death, language and climate change. 

And we bring you the plunderphonic radio theater peice BREATH DEEP.. which delves deep into madness and psychological thrills...

And as an extra special treat, we have BATTLE OF THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PITCHERS, where you'll hear many of your favorite KBOO fund raisers duke it out on the playing field raising money for the station and giving out the phone number in an exciting sports competition...

Ubu Hour on 03/04/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour March 2013

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we bring you the noir suspense drama THE DEPTH OF NIGHT, written and produced by Rolf Semprebon. A bizarre tale of surveillance, murder and more.

Followed by JAZZ BOOK ON TAPE, a surreal audio play written and produced by Jason Samilski

And some other stuff too! 

Ubu Hour on 02/04/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:00am
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Tonight on UBU HOUR: An audio drama that poses the question: Is a picture worth a thousand words? In a dystopic future where the power grid has failed and civilization begins to crumble, this question is examined in a hyper-violent and mysterious tale of murder and seduction and revenge, where sometimes the picture is not what it seems, and where words become lies.

 Tune in at your own peril to: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS...

Audio

Our Little Mayor Part 3

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

Our Little Mayor Part 3 - Catch up on the latest adventures of Our Little Mayor Slam Assbuns and his problems with the media hounding him for consensual sex with another adult... This peice involves car crashes, 12-lane highway bridges, and a new soccor stadium.  Written and produced by G Violetta

The Kidnappers

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

The Kidnappers - A man comes home to find his wife has been kidnapped. A strange drama with many twists and turns, this peice was origanally written for the Writers On-the-air Workshop, and then adapted for the Ubu Hour.

Albert Camus's THE PLAGUE

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

The Ubu Hour adapts Albert Camus's THE PLAGUE just in time for the swine flu pandemic... Actually we ran a longer version of this show 3 years ago, when people were worried about avian flu and how the Bush administration would react to it.  So we took that 1 hour show, chopped out all the Bush parts, added in a page of dialog about swine flu, and voila! A new Ubu episode...

Robot Skit

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Thu, 04/09/2009

This untitled melodrama too crass for our normal voice talent, so the entire peice is performed by robot voices...  
 

Our Little Mayor Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2009

OUR LITTLE MAYOR PART 2 continues the adventures of the gay mayor of an major metropolitan city, whose act of onsensual sex with another adult leads to mayhem...
 

Ubu Script 172

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2009

UBU SCRIPT 172 is a surreal tale of a writer trying to deliver the goods to the KBOO studio in time for a radio theater show. Based on a true story....
 

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: Ubu Script 172
  • Length: 28:58 minutes (26.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

NATIONS OF THE WORLD EXPLAINED

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Ubu Hour
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Sun, 03/01/2009

NATIONS OF THE WORLD EXPLAINED - A very silly peice where the Ubu-istas manage to offend nearly every nationality and ethnicity ...

Our Little Mayor

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Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

OUR LITTLE MAYOR - When an openly gay public official has consensual sex with an adult, all hell breaks out with the media..

Devour

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Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

DEVOUR - Medical professionals try to save a mighty creature in this fable about a broken system and the experts who try to stimulate it back to life..

  • Artist: Rolf Semprebon
  • Title: Devour
  • Year: 2009
  • Length: 13:42 minutes (12.55 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

SLAYTHEON

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009


SLAYTHEON - Weopons 'R' Us satire...

  • Artist: G Violetta
  • Title: Slaytheon
  • Year: 2009
  • Length: 4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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