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Ubu Hour on 06/06/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ayn Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED

Tune in tonight for 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... .  

(please note: this version of Atlas Shrugged has not been authorized by the Ayn Rand Institute, and is in no way associated with the recent film release..)   

Ubu Hour on 05/02/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The Next Ubu Show

As a Spring Membership Drive special, the Ubu Hour will air some highlights from earlier shows.... 

In other words, it's mostly re-runs....

Well, yeah, but we've got part of the infamous FCC show from 2007, as well as THE cRAP-TURE from Kapitalist Manifesto #8,  another bit from the TORTURER'S APRENTICE, and a lot more surprises.. 

In other words, it's mostly re-runs.. 

Well, yeah.. I guess so..

Ubu Hour on 03/07/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Dawn of the Exploding Eyes

The eyes are the windows of the soul, a bard once said, but what happens when those windows are violently shattered.

Ubu Hour on 02/07/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/08/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu and the Arizona Shooting

Whereas others have used the recent shootings in Arizona as a time of mourning and reflection, the UBU HOUR uses this tragic event for totally crass and offensive satire... Tonight we present two "high caliber" audio dramas that "target" themes around what happened that day in Arizona . 

A new episode of The CITY THAT ONCE WORKED "takes aim" with more local political satire, through the "target scope" of the Arizona event, as local politicians, FBI agents and hipsters are put in the "crosshairs."     

Ubu Hour on 01/03/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/04/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
A new year of Ubu

An exciting new year of UBU begins tonight... An attempt bombing during the holiday tree lighting, a free dental clinic, and more on a new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. Also a radio play about various drones, simply called DRONE.. We'll also have a Public Service Announcement from the Transportation Security Administration, some angry letters to the AARP, and some other surprises.. Tune in for a radio theater variety pack tonight on the UBU HOUR.

Ubu Hour on 12/06/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
NEW SHOW! THE TOFU HOUR

We regret to inform our listeners that the UBU HOUR will not be airing in December. We are being pre-empted by a show called the TOFU HOUR.  So instead of another Ubu anti holiday disgust-fest, we get an hour of news and stuff about tofu and other soy products. Oh, well.

 

the photo is Tofu Man, by Ari Moore

Ubu Hour on 11/01/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The Night of the Exploding Eyes & Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The day after halloween and the day before the Day of the Dead... Tune in for an Ubu Hour Double Feature

First up.. The eyes are the windows to the soul, Shakespeare once said, but what happens if the windows explode? NIGHT OF THE EXPLODING EYES is a jarring, gorey, shocking tale about.. well, eyeballs exploding out of people's heads..

And then.. Sailors face death on a ghost ship in Samuel Coleridge's long and haunting poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER...

 

Ubu Hour on 10/04/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
Ubu Membership Special

The Ubu Membership special.. though what's so special about it, is beyond me. Sure there's yet another episode of The City That Once Worked and a spoof about what one drinks at a Tea Party meeting, and some old play that Sudden Radio Project rejected, but probably the low point is the bit where Richard Francis and a couple friends tell big penis jokes.  Is this the best the Ubu Hour can do?  Why does valuable radio time have to be taken up by this inane drivial? Maybe someone will feel sorry for these pathetic people and donate money to the station.

YES, IT'S THE FABULOUS UBU MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL! LAUGHS, THRILLS AND MORE!

Ubu Hour on 09/06/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/06/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
She Opens Her Eyes

The Ubu Hour airs SHE OPENS HER EYES, a lurid full length thriller with loads of sex and violence, some sci-fi elements, and a lot more.  

Ubu Hour on 08/02/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The City That Once Worked/The Pink Swastika

Two new Ubu Hour shows will air on this night. 

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. 

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.

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 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..

 

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)

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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