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Ubu Hour April 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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 

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..

Audio

The Night of the Exploding Eyes

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010

The eyes are the windows of the soul, Shakespeare once said, but what happens if these windows explode? THE NIGHT OF THE EXPLODING EYES is a shocking audio drama about eyeballs expanding and exploding out of peoples' heads. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Tinky, Helen, Conch, Steven, Chris, Spider Monkey, Rolf, Herb and Maria..     Warning: this piece contains profanity, violence, and even a depiction of skull fucking...Listener discretion is strongly advised.  

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010

THE UBU HOUR brings you a radio theatrical adaptation of  Samuel Coleridge's long poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, about death aboard a ship.. Produced by Joe Clement and performed by Dave Slacker, Mel, Rolf, Herb, Helen, and Joe.  

  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 23:12 minutes (21.24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Ubu's Blatent Use of Sex to Get New Members

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Thu, 10/07/2010

The Ubu Hour reached a new low this Membership Drive with the following pledge pitch, which sounds more like the come-on to a phone sex line than to become a member of a community radio station. Heavy breathing and moaning, creaking bed springs, seductive voices urging you to call the number (in this case the air room number, since the regular phone answers fled the building as soon as the show began to air)   Normally KBOO doesn't post audio of people asking for donations, but because this one is so utterly dispicable, in using eroticism to lure potential members, that we decided to post it so that other people could see just how low the Ubu Hour is willing to stoop... Please do not call the phone number.. instead you can click on the tip jar in the upper right corner and DONATE TODAY...  

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING AUDIO FILE CONTAINS MATERIAL SUITABLE FOR "MATURE" AUDIENCES ONLY. 

  • Length: 8:12 minutes (5.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (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)

The Tea Party Skit

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

Have you ever wondered what kind of tea do they drink at a Tea Party? This skit may not quite answer that question, but what the hell..

  • Length: 9:10 minutes (8.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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)

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)

 

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