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Jan 2014 Ubu

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:00am
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Jan 2014 Ubu
The UBU HOUR is on suspension, so tonight we debut a new radio theater show, THE MIME RADIO THEATER PROJECT, bringing the art of mime to the radio for the very first time ever. For our 1st show we bring MIMIN' WITH THE LYMAN'S, a 7 to 8 member mime troupe from the Seattle area, who will provide an hour of mime for a studio audience as well as the listeners out in the airwaves.

As for the UBU HOUR, this was what would have aired if not for the suspension:

Ubu Holiday show 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Holiday edition Dec 2014
It's holiday time here at UBU HOUR.. and tonight we celebrate several holidays that occur on this day, December 1st, from Self-Governance Day (celebrated in Iceland), to Military Abolition Day (Costa Rica), to World Aids Day.

Also we catch up on the latest on the War on Christmas with our friends at  Faux News, Swill O'Reily and Ann Coultergeist.

And we offer a new version of the Dickens Christmas classic, as The City That Once Work's scrooge mayor gets visited by some strange apperitions.

And we'll bring you another episode of Thrilling Tales from the Bible... 

It's an action packed Ubu for the holidays....   

A Special Investigative Report

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Special Investigative Report

This month the Ubu Hour is off the air. Instead, Normally at this time KBOO programs radio theater, however tonight we offer the listener a SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT that delves into a secret cult that has allegedly infiltrating a certain media source. Reporter Bob Crawley conducts a full scale investigation after being tipped off by a caller to More Talk Radio, and leaves no stone unturned in this hour-long investigation.  Do not miss this devastating report on cults, the media, power, secrecy and more. 

KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
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...

Audio

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)

FCC show excerpt

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

An exerpt from the infamous FCC show, which originally ran in Feb 2007 (when the FCC jacked up the fines for indecency and profanity) and then re-broadcasted for May 2011.. What we have here is basically the beginning of the show, where the performers are asking the FCC agents who are monitering the show what they can or can not do... ie what is the difference between indecency (which is permitted after 10 pm) and obscenity (which is not premitted at any time) .. and what are the seven deadly words...  

  • Length: 18:36 minutes (42.56 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)

Japan

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

This is a collage piece about the current events in Japan with which we opened the April 2011 Ubu Hour (with no explanations as to what is going on... )   It begins with some very pretty Japanese music and ends with Ann Coulter telling everyone that radiation is good for you....

  • Length: 14:00 minutes (12.82 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Nick Ray Knows Best

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

Aboard a ship some shady figures plot a murder.. It's a noirish audio drama NICK RAY KNOWS BEST, written by John Severin and produced by Rolf Semprebon, which aired as part of the April 2011 Ubu Hour. . Also special thanks to Alexander Lumiere of the Sudden Radio Project.

  • Length: 13:33 minutes (12.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The American Cultural Revolution

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

THE AMERICAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION.. A quickly thrown-together peice to fill out the April 2011 Ubu show.. Really just a rant which exposes the American Cultural Revolution..  

  • Length: 12:22 minutes (11.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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