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Ubu Hour on 03/07/11

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:00am
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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
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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
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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.

Ubu Hour on 07/05/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/05/2010 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/06/2010 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The NEW UBU

Has the Ubu Hour fallen in a rut in recent months, relying on movie cut-ups, tired sequals, and re-runs of
old programs? Tonight we change all that as we bring you THE NEW UBU with two new radio programs.  

DOUCHE-LAND UBU ALICE
A two part piece about the Ubu's attempt to finish a new script about a man trapped in a room with a voice that tries to convince him to kill himself. Or maybe it's about something else instead. 

OUR LITTLE MAYOR PART 20
Another tale of the abuse and misuse of power in Portland, as the Ubu Hour gets taken over by outside forces in the aftermath of a previous contraversy. Or maybe it's about something else...

Ubu Hour on 06/07/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/07/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horse Do?

Tonight the Ubu Hour airs a radio theater adaptation of 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!"

Audio

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)

Three Cautionary Tales of Power

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

Viv Ubu narrates only two different tales of abuse of power.. from the local to the national... (please note that part of this show has been deleted for reasons which may or may not be divulged in The Ubu Hour in the distant future.) 

The Book of Holes

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009

The Ubu Hour's holiday offering is a surreal dada-eque assault on good taste called THE BOOK OF HOLES. This is the radio version of a live stage show, about this strange Book of Holes, an ancient text of contradictions that has the power to brainwash people, and the birth of the Holey baby Jesus, .. Featuring the voices of Alicia, Andrew, Autowrecker, Carla, Conch, G Violetta, King Fader, Noah, Rambo, Rolf, Sweet-Tooth, and Tomodachi... WARNING:  This program contains lurid violence and sex, profanity and beastiality.  

  • Length: 50:16 minutes (34.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Where Did It All Go Wrong

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?     His partner is in a coma in the hospital. When she awakes she will think everything is different, reality and illusion are fused... What the terrible and frightening truth will be revealed? 

This political horror drama is based on the song St James Infirmary Blues. Another version of Where Did It All Go Wrong was produced by the Willamette Radio Workshop as part of their Halloween Extravaganza TALES FROM THE ST JAMES INFIRMARY.  For more info go to:
http://www.facebook.com/l/110b3;www.radiowork.com/

The Soul Jumpers

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

THE SOUL JUMPERS: Renee and Evan are brutally murdered in a motel on the outskirts of Portland. DEA agent Jack is sent in to investigate reports of XPand, a strange new drug that literally takes people into another world. When he hooks up with femme-fatale Liz, he doesn't realize what he's in for. Throw in a bunch of violent and bloodthirsty Blackwater contractors, hired by the pharmaceutical industry to aquire the XPand...

THE SOUL JUMPERS is a sexy noir thriller that becomes a sci-fi mindblower. Inspired by Philip K Dick and the movie TWELVE MONKEYS.

  • Length: 45:43 minutes (41.85 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Our Little Mayor Part 4

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

OUR LITTLE MAYOR Part 4.. More hilarity insues with the further adventures of Slam Assbuns, openly-gay mayor of a small big west coast city, and the follow-out from his lies about the relationship he  had with an 18-year old. Rabid petition-recallers, corrupt city officials, and sleazy news paper publishers ... not to mention that the Ubu Hour once again pokes fun of The Couve, (also known as VanKansas) to the north of us...   Written by G Violetta

Dudu Intrudes

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

DUDU INTRUDES is a homage to Alfred Jarry's Ubu plays, with Ma and Pa Dudu as the ugly Americans who are visiting a house in a foreign country after their car breaks down. It's rude and crass, and hopefully catches some of the spirit of the original Ubu./..

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: Dudu Intrudes
  • Length: 33:55 minutes (31.06 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Health Care Debate

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

The Ubu Hour Health Care Debate, where a couple of shills from the health care industry try to convince a bunch of people that our corporate profit-driven health system is the best in the world.  It even ends with the late great Richard Francis reading a poem about health care lobbyists and capitalism.

 

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