After tackling the other two Ubu plays written by ALFRED JARRY in the mid 1890s, KBOO's Ubu Hour finally takes on UBU CUCKOLDED (Ubu Cocu). These absurdist radio dramas were a major inspiration to the Surrealists and Dadaists that followed, and even after more than 110 years, retain their sting. Ubu Cuckolded was adapted for radio theater by Rolf Semprebon from the trnaslation by Cyril Connelly. Performed by Per Fagereng, David Nochumson, Barbara Tilche, John Madden, Revolution X, Butoh, Polka Dot, Conch, Sweet Tooth, Rolf, Zach Newman and Noah Eaton. With original music by the MASTER MUSICIANS OF KAZOO-KA.
Radio theater adaptation of Fernando Arrabal's play THE TWO EXECUTIONERS. The work was translated by Barbara Wright, adapted for radio by Richard Francis, and directed and produced by Rolf Semprebon. Voices were performed by Barbara Tilche, John Madden, David Nockumson, and Rolf Semprebon.
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.
Her name is Soha, a French contemporary R&B singer who signed with Virgin Music back in 2007 and quickly released her debut album D'Ici et d'Ailleurs with a re-release in 2008. She hails from Marseille and has Jazz, Blues, Soul, Jamaican Reggae and Latin influences sprinkled throughout her repretoire of music. I discovered her music during my recent trip to Paris and of these three songs that I played:
The December UBU HOUR is a surreal Dada-eque holiday drama 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
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.
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/
Our final Halloween offering is a reairing of one of Gremlin Time's original programs from back in the early 1980s, which we would reair even then around this time of year. 'The Cat Man' by Byron Liggett and presented by RED RYDER. An author named Foster comes to the South Pacific to find solitude on an island he has purchased, where he can live and write. He hires the story's narrator, Capt. Rogers, to transport himself, his belongings and about six, male and female cats to the isolated atol. Over the next three years, Rogers watches in horror as the felines multiple into the hundreds, and is unable to stop fate's appalling inevitability.
Our Second Halloween offering is a classic monster story by science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, entitled 'IT'. An allegorical fantasy about a man-like plant creature who grew out of a swamp and begins roaming the countryside destroying anything or anyone it comes across. Most threaten is the Drew family living in a nearby farm. Unaware of the danger, the Drew's nine year old daughter, Babe, sneaks out of the house to meet up with her uncle in their secret hiding place in the woods. But her uncle has already by killed and torn apart by the brute strength of the mute, and uncaring mold with a mind.
For Halloween, we submit for your approval, Pigeons From Hell; a scary Southern Gothic short story by Texas-born Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Two lost travelers come across a long abandoned plantation house, where they decide to spend the night. But something is hiding in the old manor house, something horrible! Something undead, that 'lives' off murder! Howard combines a classic haunted house story with elements of nightmarish dream states, and voodoo legends of the undead, with the aftermath of the Reconstuction for a tale of horror and cruel revenge.