Ubu Hour

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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

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)

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)

UBU EATS EASTER:Book of Holes Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/05/2010

The day after Easter, The Ubu Hour rips into that holiday in part 2 of the Book of Holes, an hour long surreal audio drama about Adam, Eve and the Serpent, the power of words, and the epic battle between the pagan Goddess of fertility, Ostara, and the Zombie king and his followers, who want to turn her celebration of sex into worship of the tortured and murdered son-of-a-god. The following peice contains lurid sex and violence, moments of extreme audience abuse, profanity, descriptions of bodily fluids, and other things too unpleasent to mention here. 

Proceed at your own risk! The Book of Holes is dangerous and can corrupt your mind!   

Written and directed by Rolf, and with voices by Brittney, Colleen, Conch, G Violetta, George Mcgovern,
Lisping Hibiscus, Pookie, Rascoe, Rolf, Steven, and Walter A Geller.
 

 

  • Length: 58:38 minutes (40.27 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

The Midas Reverse

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2010
THE MIDAS REVERSE, an audio-drama that mixes Greek mythology with film noir. Eddy Odyssus sets out from a reformatory in search of Ithaca and his long lost Penelope. Unfortunately poor Eddy has trouble distinguishing fact from the Greek myths that have carried him through his bad childhood in an orphanage. Written by Rolf Semprebon and voices performed by Noah Eaton, Nia, Namby Pamby, Kurt, Rolf, G Violetta, Conch and Sweettooth. Contains violence, nudity, sexual content, and profanity.
  • Length: 46:09 minutes (31.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Dog Biscuit

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

DOG BISCUIT - For all the dog lovers out there, a piece about a man on a business trip away from his family and his beloved dog Rex. Why does everything seem slightly different to him?  Twilight Zone inspired
weirdness, with voices by G Violetta, In the Red, Jeff Kipilman, Rabia, Rascoe, Semprebon and Sweet-tooth.
 

  • Length: 18:24 minutes (16.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE - The Ubu Hour brings in some newsy types and a couple scientists on opposing sides of the climate change debate. After all, isn't that what we need? More debates... Voices by
Alicia, Noah, Rambo, Rolf and Sweet-tooth.

  • Length: 10:16 minutes (9.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Teen Crusaders for Moralty

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

During the January 2010 Ubu Hour, some female youths identifying themselves as the Teen Crusaders for Morality took over the air waves, to replace the foul and profane Ubu Hour with their own radio theater show. Here's the aircheck of what happened before we were able to broadcast the actual Ubu Hour from the second air room... also because we ran out of material about 6 minutes early, we aired the end of the Teen Crusaders show, since they never realized their mics had been disconnected from the airsignal, and were still doing their show... So this is it.. the beginning of their show, and the end....  which served as bookends to the Ubu Hour show since we were little short on material...   

  • Length: 11:58 minutes (10.95 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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