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Chafed Elbows

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

In the Valley of Desire and Death

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 06/04/2012

A strange map to a mysterious treasure in the Oregon wilderness. A missing artist who drew the map. Competing groups hunting for something when they don't know what it is. These are only some of the elements in the riveting suspense audio drama of tonight's Ubu Hour, as we bring you IN THE VALLEY OF DESIRE AND DEATH, a gripping psychological radio theater thriller epic. 

Please note this program contains nudity, violence, and sex and is for mature audiences only.

Zombie Apocalypse Bloodbath Massacre

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012

Zombies!Tonight we offer a rather horrifying piece involving zombies.. Listen to this at your own risk. Also near the beginning, there's a fake ad for the Pee Palace, and a short peice where people ask you the listener for contributions. This radio station and this website exist because people like you donate money to us. Please click on the tip jar at the top of your screen and help us out, and keep wierd shit like this on the airwaves and on the web for download.

Ubu Drops the F-Bomb

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

Due to the nature of this show, we are only able to provide a short excerpt for podcast. Our appologies to all those who missed the entire show while it aired.

  • Length: 5:36 minutes (5.13 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Lost and Found

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/05/2012

LOST AND FOUND, a rather strange audio drama about.. well.. being lost, mostly.  Various people find themselves lost in in a strange city.. but what does it mean to be lost?

  • Length: 27:57 minutes (25.58 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

March 2012 Ubu Hour

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/05/2012

Here's the entire March 2012 Ubu Hour ...

and the runsheet goes

0:00 INTRO -

4:40 LOST AND FOUND - A rather strange audio drama about.. well.. being lost, mostly.  Various people find themselves lost in in a strange city.. but what does it mean to be lost?

32:37 CHLOE BRINGS OUT THE DEAD

49:20 OUTRO 

 

  • Length: 58:53 minutes (53.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Mr Chick Goes to the Occupy

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

What is the opposite of Occupy? Find out in this hilarious sketch called Mr. Czech Goes to the Occupy...

  • Length: 10:56 minutes (10.01 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A Stranger on a Journey

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

This is what happens when Ubu Hour runs out of plots.. the show was only half over, and there were no more scripts. A mysterious stranger enters the airroom. A bizarre look at the limits of radio theater...

  • Length: 28:10 minutes (25.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

February 2012 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Here's the (mostly) complete audio to the February 2012 Ubu Hour, even including some wacky bits where we ask for money for the station.. which reminds me, if you like stuff like this and want to continue to support it, click on the tip jar at the top right of your screen and donate to KBOO.

Here's the run-sheet of start times for different peices on the show.. 

0:00 Station ID/intro/first pledge break

9:20 Mr Czech Goes to the Occupy(also titled Mr. Chick Goes to the Occupy)

20:12 Second pledge break and some filler

25:15 A Stranger on a Journey

  • Length: 53:24 minutes (48.89 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Snowblood

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012

SNOWBLOOD is Ubu Hour's audio-drama adaptation of the 1973 Japanese film "Lady Snowblood," which was also the main inspiration behind Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies.  Snowblood is an extremely dark and violent revenge drama that will leave you at the edge of your seat.  Written by Rolf and performed by Margorie Van Hoople, Rolf, Rascoe, John, Noah Vail, Kirsten, Danielle Parks, Conch, Andrew and Ras Danny.  

Warning: Contains profanity, violence, rape, sexual content. Mature audiences only.

  • Length: 54:17 minutes (74.54 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Dec 2011 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

Here's the complete December 2011 Ubu Hour, with a vaguely Christmas/holiday theme.. Below is a list of when the different sections play.. 

time      Item

0:00   A TEABAG CHRISTMAS CAROL:  A tea-bagger version of "A Christmas Carol" where Scrooge is the good guy because he wants to cut taxes on the "job creators" and cut benefits to the poor. 

7:23   FETUS POLICE : A new crime audio drama, featuring the adventures of the Fetus Homicide Division, investigating miscarriages for murder.

14:23   N17: A remix of an unfinished cut up done by No Soap Radio's Jim Larrance, involving news coverage of the N17 Occupy.  More great Jim Larrance media cut up downloads can be found at his blog at  http://cutupsound.blogspot.com/ 

28:46  BLACK MONDAY: A slight re-engineering of another Jim Larrance piece, Black Friday.. 

31:13 ?? : Some exerpts from the 2005 Ubu Christmas special.. there's a skit about shopping at Sprawl-Mart, and then some very silly singing of holiday songs.. Yes, the Ubu Hour has occasionally been guilty of re-runs and filler... 

45:18 The ending bits.. movie cut-ups thrown in with bits of holiday music...

  • Title: Ubu December 2011
  • Length: 55:56 minutes (76.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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