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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.. 

Oct 2013 Ubu

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Oct 2013 Ubu

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have a full-packed show, as we present another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, as well as several other dramas, all peformed on live radio theater, done with Ubu Hour's excellent productions values to make this the finest radio theater experience for your Monday night enjoyment.  

Ubu Hour on 09/02/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Two Tales of Heroes: THE AVENGER and NAKED CAME I

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have two different tales about HEROES and their HEROIC deeds.....

In THE AVENGER, our hero is a masked crusader who secretly surveys his community at night - monitering his neighbors, especially the hot wife of a Senior Software Developer.   

The lurid thriller NAKED CAME I involves a heroic rescue of a woman after a botched kidnapping attempt.. A sexy violent story with raw emotions.. 

Ubu Hour on 08/05/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
August Ubu Hour

It's a variety-packed Ubu Hour for August, as we present some short politcal peices, a couple short movie mashups, and some surreal stuff as well...  including:

Bicycle Peice #7.. where Roy and Viv Ubu are desperite for ideas for scripts, and their main script writer is out riding a bike and stalking women.

Another Dead Baby Joke... Yes, it's yet another dead baby joke. Some might think the Ubu Hour is obsessed with dead babies, but it's not us! It's these various state legislators who are obsessed with dead babies, and what they are doing is not a very funny joke.

And also some stuff about the Zimmerman verdict, freedom, different kinds of fences, and more...  

Bicycle Peice 

Audio

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)

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)

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)

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)

 

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