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Nine Years

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Nine Years/Cats Are Psychopaths/My Fathers Belt
Tonight the Ubu Hour offers three very different radio plays

NINE YEARS - Ron Dimijad has just been released from prison after serving nine years. Soon he'll be home with his wife and daughter. His new life is about to begin.. but what lies in wait?   With the plot stolen from an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NINE YEARS offers a new take on the classic radio theater suspense drama. 

CATS ARE PSYCHOPATHS - An experimental radio drama about cats and psychopaths. Maybe about other things too. Actually no one really knows what this peice is about.. the spaces between the lines? The corporate take-over of the airwaves? Dedicated to many different cats we know..

The Blackmailers

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour: The Blackmailers

Tonight the Ubu Hour presents THE BLACKMAILERS, a psychological thriller murder mystery with shifting points of view. .
                      A religious fanatic attempts to blackmail a pair of adulterers. A sex tape. An attempt rape. A dead body in a motel room. A woman fleeing the scene of the crime. A man trapped in a bathroom. A husband willing to do anything to cover up the crimes of his wife. Secrets and lies.. and somewhere beneath it all.. the truth.. these are all elements in the Ubu radio drama THE BLACKMAILERS



THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY
Tonight the UBU HOUR offers:

THE OPENING:  Hugh rides his bike through the city streets at dusk, and catches hints of dialog . A man talks on a cellphone. A couple chat at an outdoor patio. A woman waits outside a movie theater.  and then he finds himself with all these people at the opening of a strange film and a torrent of raw emotions that it provokes. .  

THE FROZEN DISNEY:  Rumor has it that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen until some future time when science discovers a cure for death. True or not, Disneyland imagineers thought it would make for an entertaining theme park ride. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we’re privileged to give our KBOO listeners a sneak preview.

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.. 

Audio

February 2012 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Here's the (mostly) complete audio to the February 2012 Ubu Hour, even including some wacky bits where we ask for money for the station.. which reminds me, if you like stuff like this and want to continue to support it, click on the tip jar at the top right of your screen and donate to KBOO.

Here's the run-sheet of start times for different peices on the show.. 

0:00 Station ID/intro/first pledge break

9:20 Mr Czech Goes to the Occupy(also titled Mr. Chick Goes to the Occupy)

20:12 Second pledge break and some filler

25:15 A Stranger on a Journey

  • Length: 53:24 minutes (48.89 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Snowblood

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012

SNOWBLOOD is Ubu Hour's audio-drama adaptation of the 1973 Japanese film "Lady Snowblood," which was also the main inspiration behind Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies.  Snowblood is an extremely dark and violent revenge drama that will leave you at the edge of your seat.  Written by Rolf and performed by Margorie Van Hoople, Rolf, Rascoe, John, Noah Vail, Kirsten, Danielle Parks, Conch, Andrew and Ras Danny.  

Warning: Contains profanity, violence, rape, sexual content. Mature audiences only.

  • Length: 54:17 minutes (74.54 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Dec 2011 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

Here's the complete December 2011 Ubu Hour, with a vaguely Christmas/holiday theme.. Below is a list of when the different sections play.. 

time      Item

0:00   A TEABAG CHRISTMAS CAROL:  A tea-bagger version of "A Christmas Carol" where Scrooge is the good guy because he wants to cut taxes on the "job creators" and cut benefits to the poor. 

7:23   FETUS POLICE : A new crime audio drama, featuring the adventures of the Fetus Homicide Division, investigating miscarriages for murder.

14:23   N17: A remix of an unfinished cut up done by No Soap Radio's Jim Larrance, involving news coverage of the N17 Occupy.  More great Jim Larrance media cut up downloads can be found at his blog at  http://cutupsound.blogspot.com/ 

28:46  BLACK MONDAY: A slight re-engineering of another Jim Larrance piece, Black Friday.. 

31:13 ?? : Some exerpts from the 2005 Ubu Christmas special.. there's a skit about shopping at Sprawl-Mart, and then some very silly singing of holiday songs.. Yes, the Ubu Hour has occasionally been guilty of re-runs and filler... 

45:18 The ending bits.. movie cut-ups thrown in with bits of holiday music...

  • Title: Ubu December 2011
  • Length: 55:56 minutes (76.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Fetus Police

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

The Fetus Homicide Division is on the move, investigating every miscarriage for murder...   

  • Title: The Fetus Police
  • Length: 8:11 minutes (11.25 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Class Warfare

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

Ubu Hour presents: CLASS WARFARE

This radio drama is a gripping drama ripped from todays headlnes that begins with the enumeration of the rules of Class Warfare, as the one percent become more and more desperate when the class struggle is exposed, and then expands outward into the Occupy movement.. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Zoey, Laurie, Randy Saucepan, Cindy Loo Hoo, Demolition Devin, Dodge, Andrew, Erin Yankee, Stephanie, Noah, Phaedra, Robert Barncor, Rolf  and Skippy... Orignally aired on Ubu Hour on November 7, 2011/

  • Length: 48:01 minutes (65.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ubu Hour November 2011

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

This is the entire Ubu Hour show that aired Nov 7, 2011..  the schedule of the show with starting times is...

0:00  A short intro/station ID.. 

1:15    Class Warfare.. A radio theater peice that starts off with the rules of class warfare as currently practiced by the one percenters who are winning the class war, and then goes on from there.

49:15 The Lawnmower Sketch - a short improvised peice.. lot's of profanity...

51:25 The end of the show, with some filler/movie cut up collage to pad out the hour..

  • Title: November 2011 UBU
  • Length: 57:31 minutes (78.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Yo! Jimbo!

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

Ubu Hour attempts to adapt Akira Kurasawa's classic samurai film Yojimbo to radio theater... Yo! Jimbo! spoofs that film and other samurai material...

  • Length: 28:00 minutes (64.09 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked: Lard's Hard

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

A new episode of the City That Once Worked:

 Rightwing talkshow host Lard Lardon/ Gets an inappropriate hard on/ Jason fails to get an Ubu show/ so he decides to sabotage the whole..  okay, okay, in this episode people do not speak in rhyme, but still, it's another hilarious City that Once Worked..

  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 25:19 minutes (57.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

Alice in Plunderland/ALEC in Wonderland

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Ubu Hour Radio Theater presents ALEC IN WONDERLAND/ or ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND. The White Rabbit brings Alice back to Wonderland, to combat ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council), The Red Queen (Michele Bachmann) and the utterly Mad Tea Party as they subvert freedoms to allow the large corporations and the rich and powerful to become even richer and more powerful. It's a strange, surreal trip that involves militaristic playing cards, horny rodents, mad hatters, Jabbersquawks who spew the airwaves with hate propaganda, and a talking cake who says "EAT ME!" Learn how the trickle down theory of economics benefits the poor and disposessed... A non-stop adventure into the bizarre, strange and profane...

  • Length: 50:06 minutes (34.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked Episode ?

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED. When a drunk pisses in one of the City's reserviors, Andy Saltyman and his sleazy business co-horts plot to use the incident to cover up the reservoirs.. 

  • Length: 10:31 minutes (14.44 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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