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KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour presents: KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS
Tonight Ubu Hour radio theater brings you:

KARAMATZOH PÈRE:  Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh by Orson Dostoyevsky – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City.  The Karamatzoh Brothers are to the Ritz Brothers what the Ritz Brothers are to the Marx Brothers.  And, if you've never heard of the Ritz Brothers, that will give you some idea. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act One – how Milton’s father came to America and acquired the family name.

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!  

Audio

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)

The Most Dangerous Game Revealed

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

This audio broadcast will reveal how a radio theater show used audio terrorism over the airwaves, directed at a person who dared to go against powerful media thugs. Learn the inside story behind one of the Ubu Hour's most contraversal programs in  THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME REVEALED

  • Length: 41:17 minutes (56.7 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

August 2011 Ubu

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

Here's the entire hour long August 2011 Ubu Broadcast, for those who want to hear the entire show the way it aired, and not listen to indivual peices of it.. Also, this is the only way to hear the short intro and outro of the show, 4 minutes that are not available as seperate download files..

Anyway, here's how the show goes and approximate times each thing starts

0:00 Intro

2:30  Sleepless Nights 

5:30 City that Once Worked.

16:15 The Most Dangerous Game Revealed

57:35 Outro..

  • Length: 59:01 minutes (81.04 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

July 2011 Ubu Complete

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Wed, 07/06/2011

Here's the complete July 2011 Ubu Hour show for those who want to download the complete show and not individual pieces... (actually almost complete, one small peice in the middle is missing..)

So, what we have here is

00- 10 1/2 minutes- THE INTRO.. yes, it took about 10 1/2 minutes to introduce the show, to let the listener become aware that they were listening to radio theater, that the theme was patriotism and such since the show was airing about an hour after the fireworks went off... 

10 1/2 - 26 1/2 minutes - THE OSAMA SKIT.. the last hours of Osama before he gets taken out by Navy Seals

26 1/2 - 50 3/4 minutes - THE REPUBLICRAT .. An inside view of the marketing of a potential presidential candidate

50 3/4 to end... OUTRO .. a wierd collage of patriotic soundbites and stuff ...

  • Length: 56:51 minutes (78.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Osama Skit

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011

The Osama Skit.. A audio-drama fictiionalization of the last hour of Osama Bin-Laden's life...

  • Length: 15:59 minutes (21.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Republicrat

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011

The Republicrat - a political radio play written by Justin McCarley and produced by Ubu Hour

  • Length: 24:08 minutes (33.14 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Atlas Shrugged

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

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... .  

  • Length: 59:00 minutes (81.02 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Constitution Bible

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Thu, 05/05/2011

Another exerpt, from the April 2005 live show where we had over 50 people in the KBOO studios and production rooms. In this part, people are reading from the Bible and the US Constitution, since some political people (not to mention the "Constitutional" Party) seem to get them confused. This is followed by the only new part of the May 2011 show, a collage peice using vocal snippets of Glenn Bleck and right-wing Reverend Rod Parsley to ;show something about the use of violent rhetoric.   

  • Title: Constitution Bible
  • Length: 8:30 minutes (19.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

May 2011 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

Here's the May 2011 Ubu Hour, including the dada membership drive cut ups and other extraneous stuff.. thsi show was mostly recycled stuff and includes The CRap-ture (a Left Behind parody), part of the FCC show, and some other stuff.. some of this can also be downloaded seperately if you don't want to sit through the people asking for money to help the radio station.

  • Length: 59:20 minutes (135.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

The Crapture

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

The C-Rapture...or should it be called the Crap-ture...  This is an excerpt from the Kapitalist Manifesto, and orginally aired back on July 4th 2005 as part of a "Patriotic Show" and recycled for the May 2011 show...  The ocean levels are rising, the environment is turning toxic, but certain people in power don't care.. they have another plan, while the rest of us get LEFT BEHIND....

  • Length: 14:53 minutes (34.06 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

 

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