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Ubu Holiday show 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Holiday edition Dec 2014
It's holiday time here at UBU HOUR.. and tonight we celebrate several holidays that occur on this day, December 1st, from Self-Governance Day (celebrated in Iceland), to Military Abolition Day (Costa Rica), to World Aids Day.

Also we catch up on the latest on the War on Christmas with our friends at  Faux News, Swill O'Reily and Ann Coultergeist.

And we offer a new version of the Dickens Christmas classic, as The City That Once Work's scrooge mayor gets visited by some strange apperitions.

And we'll bring you another episode of Thrilling Tales from the Bible... 

It's an action packed Ubu for the holidays....   

A Special Investigative Report

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Special Investigative Report

This month the Ubu Hour is off the air. Instead, Normally at this time KBOO programs radio theater, however tonight we offer the listener a SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT that delves into a secret cult that has allegedly infiltrating a certain media source. Reporter Bob Crawley conducts a full scale investigation after being tipped off by a caller to More Talk Radio, and leaves no stone unturned in this hour-long investigation.  Do not miss this devastating report on cults, the media, power, secrecy and more. 

KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour presents: KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS
Tonight Ubu Hour radio theater brings you:

KARAMATZOH PÈRE:  Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh by Orson Dostoyevsky – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City.  The Karamatzoh Brothers are to the Ritz Brothers what the Ritz Brothers are to the Marx Brothers.  And, if you've never heard of the Ritz Brothers, that will give you some idea. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act One – how Milton’s father came to America and acquired the family name.

Nine Years

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Nine Years/Cats Are Psychopaths/My Fathers Belt
Tonight the Ubu Hour offers three very different radio plays

NINE YEARS - Ron Dimijad has just been released from prison after serving nine years. Soon he'll be home with his wife and daughter. His new life is about to begin.. but what lies in wait?   With the plot stolen from an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NINE YEARS offers a new take on the classic radio theater suspense drama. 

CATS ARE PSYCHOPATHS - An experimental radio drama about cats and psychopaths. Maybe about other things too. Actually no one really knows what this peice is about.. the spaces between the lines? The corporate take-over of the airwaves? Dedicated to many different cats we know..

The Blackmailers

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour: The Blackmailers

Tonight the Ubu Hour presents THE BLACKMAILERS, a psychological thriller murder mystery with shifting points of view. .
                      A religious fanatic attempts to blackmail a pair of adulterers. A sex tape. An attempt rape. A dead body in a motel room. A woman fleeing the scene of the crime. A man trapped in a bathroom. A husband willing to do anything to cover up the crimes of his wife. Secrets and lies.. and somewhere beneath it all.. the truth.. these are all elements in the Ubu radio drama THE BLACKMAILERS



THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY
Tonight the UBU HOUR offers:

THE OPENING:  Hugh rides his bike through the city streets at dusk, and catches hints of dialog . A man talks on a cellphone. A couple chat at an outdoor patio. A woman waits outside a movie theater.  and then he finds himself with all these people at the opening of a strange film and a torrent of raw emotions that it provokes. .  

THE FROZEN DISNEY:  Rumor has it that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen until some future time when science discovers a cure for death. True or not, Disneyland imagineers thought it would make for an entertaining theme park ride. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we’re privileged to give our KBOO listeners a sneak preview.

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.
      
   

Audio

Penis

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

This peice was a soundfile discovered in Richard Francis's folder on the KBOO computer system. Richard was a long-time host of A Different Nature, here at KBOO, as well as the main person behind the various Dada and Surrealism Festivals we've had. He was a wonderful person, who is really missed, since he passed away in Sept of 2009. As for this peice, we are not sure if was intended for Desolo Vox Luna Theatrum (the great dada/surrealism show started by Richard that we air here on KBOO on every 5th Monday) or if it was for something else..  

Anyway, the orginal soundfile contained vocals only, so we decided to add a bit of music at the beginning and end (provided by the Master Musicians of Kazoo-ka) and a whole lot of sound effects, and voila, a new Ubu Hour peice... The title is Penis.. that was the title of the file, and we couldn't think of a better one..

It's a very funny peice.. though perhaps not appropriate for younger audiences or more sensative listeners..

 

  • Length: 7:51 minutes (7.19 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked Part 24

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

Another episode of the City That Once Worked, brought to you by Ubu Incorporated.. More hilarious political material, as Roy and Viv Ubu battle their corporate sponsors and even take on Glenn Bleck...

  • Length: 13:48 minutes (12.64 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Free Your Rubbers

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

Another peice discovered in the Richard Francis archives.. Not much is known about it.. We were short on material here at the Ubu Hour, so what the hell, we decided to run it..

  • Length: 5:57 minutes (5.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

SHE OPENS HER EYES

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/06/2010

SHE OPENS HER EYES - An hour-long radio theater peice about a man who rescues a woman from being drowned by a pair of thugs, only to realize she's not what she seems to be. Inspired by grindhouse and pulp fiction, this audio drama contains lurid sex and violence, sci-fi and psycho-noir themes, and a lot more.. As one participant describes it (the out-take can be heard after the closing credits) this thing went from Michael Clayton meets Terminator to Cannibal Beach Bimbos..  WARNING: This peice contians pervasive profanity, several scenes of viserally brutal violence and strong sexual content. Listener discretion is strongly advised.. .

  

  • Length: 58:14 minutes (39.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010

Radio Theater:  Another major sex scandal rips through THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, when a masseuse accuses a former vice President of acting like a crazed sex poodle. Faux News air-bags Swill O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist jump into the fray.

  • Length: 12:47 minutes (8.77 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

The Pink Swastika

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010

The contraversal history book, THE PINK SWASTIKA, written by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, is now an Ubu Hour audio drama! The Ubu delves into Nazis, homosexuals, special rights, and the secret "agenda" in America today to take over our schools. 

  • Length: 44:13 minutes (40.48 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Douchland Ubu Alice Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/05/2010

And so it continues .. the conclusion to the New Ubu Douchland Ubu Alice.. all the loose ends get tied into a big knot.. the confusion becomes amplified, as the Ubu Hour strives to redefine the concept of radio theater...

  • Length: 19:44 minutes (27.11 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Our Little Mayor Part 20 (Our Middle Layer)

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/05/2010

In fact this is not the episode of G Violetta's Our Little Mayor that was supposed to air.. Unfortunately we were strongly recommended not to run that show by unnamed individuals. Since the Our Little Mayor episode was supposed to run in between Parts 1 & 2 of Douchland Ubu Alice as part of the New Ubu, we decided to run this peice instead, called OUR MIDDLE LAYER. What is it about? Well, we took part of the Our Little Mayor read, scrambled it with many other clips from movies and TV, hopefully cut out any of the offending parts of script, left in most of the out takes, and scrambled it even more. What we have is a peice about authoritarianism, Ubuism and the general mayhem of overproduction, censorship and who knows what else.

  • Length: 16:43 minutes (22.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Douchland Ubu Alice Part 1

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/05/2010

This is it.,. part of the new Ubu.. trying to escape the rut of re-runs and movie cut ups that have plagued the Ubu Hour in recent months... The tale of a writer and a gun and a script that no one else wants to write...  a radio theater peice where even the narrator can not be trusted..

 

If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 06/07/2010

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!"

  • Length: 59:28 minutes (54.44 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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