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

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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

The City That Once Worked Episode ?

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED. When a drunk pisses in one of the City's reserviors, Andy Saltyman and his sleazy business co-horts plot to use the incident to cover up the reservoirs.. 

  • Length: 10:31 minutes (14.44 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Most Dangerous Game Revealed

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

This audio broadcast will reveal how a radio theater show used audio terrorism over the airwaves, directed at a person who dared to go against powerful media thugs. Learn the inside story behind one of the Ubu Hour's most contraversal programs in  THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME REVEALED

  • Length: 41:17 minutes (56.7 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

August 2011 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Here's the entire hour long August 2011 Ubu Broadcast, for those who want to hear the entire show the way it aired, and not listen to indivual peices of it.. Also, this is the only way to hear the short intro and outro of the show, 4 minutes that are not available as seperate download files..

Anyway, here's how the show goes and approximate times each thing starts

0:00 Intro

2:30  Sleepless Nights 

5:30 City that Once Worked.

16:15 The Most Dangerous Game Revealed

57:35 Outro..

  • Length: 59:01 minutes (81.04 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

July 2011 Ubu Complete

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Wed, 07/06/2011

Here's the complete July 2011 Ubu Hour show for those who want to download the complete show and not individual pieces... (actually almost complete, one small peice in the middle is missing..)

So, what we have here is

00- 10 1/2 minutes- THE INTRO.. yes, it took about 10 1/2 minutes to introduce the show, to let the listener become aware that they were listening to radio theater, that the theme was patriotism and such since the show was airing about an hour after the fireworks went off... 

10 1/2 - 26 1/2 minutes - THE OSAMA SKIT.. the last hours of Osama before he gets taken out by Navy Seals

26 1/2 - 50 3/4 minutes - THE REPUBLICRAT .. An inside view of the marketing of a potential presidential candidate

50 3/4 to end... OUTRO .. a wierd collage of patriotic soundbites and stuff ...

  • Length: 56:51 minutes (78.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Osama Skit

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011

The Osama Skit.. A audio-drama fictiionalization of the last hour of Osama Bin-Laden's life...

  • Length: 15:59 minutes (21.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Republicrat

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011

The Republicrat - a political radio play written by Justin McCarley and produced by Ubu Hour

  • Length: 24:08 minutes (33.14 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Atlas Shrugged

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Ubu Hour and Radio Freedomlandia's radio theater adaptation of  Ayn Rand's huge novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED, about a dystopian world where big goverment, regulations, unions and taxation hinder the innovators and industrialists who struggle to make profits..  ATLAS SHRUGGED, the libertarian wet-dream, is now an Ubu Hour audio drama... and we pair it with a peice entitled FREEDOMLANDIA where a pair of lucky travellers find themselves in an Ayn Randian paradise where evil government has been replaced with the benificience of the rich people... .  

  • Length: 59:00 minutes (81.02 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Constitution Bible

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Thu, 05/05/2011

Another exerpt, from the April 2005 live show where we had over 50 people in the KBOO studios and production rooms. In this part, people are reading from the Bible and the US Constitution, since some political people (not to mention the "Constitutional" Party) seem to get them confused. This is followed by the only new part of the May 2011 show, a collage peice using vocal snippets of Glenn Bleck and right-wing Reverend Rod Parsley to ;show something about the use of violent rhetoric.   

  • Title: Constitution Bible
  • Length: 8:30 minutes (19.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

May 2011 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

Here's the May 2011 Ubu Hour, including the dada membership drive cut ups and other extraneous stuff.. thsi show was mostly recycled stuff and includes The CRap-ture (a Left Behind parody), part of the FCC show, and some other stuff.. some of this can also be downloaded seperately if you don't want to sit through the people asking for money to help the radio station.

  • Length: 59:20 minutes (135.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

The Crapture

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

The C-Rapture...or should it be called the Crap-ture...  This is an excerpt from the Kapitalist Manifesto, and orginally aired back on July 4th 2005 as part of a "Patriotic Show" and recycled for the May 2011 show...  The ocean levels are rising, the environment is turning toxic, but certain people in power don't care.. they have another plan, while the rest of us get LEFT BEHIND....

  • Length: 14:53 minutes (34.06 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

 

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