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KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Dog Biscuit

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

DOG BISCUIT - For all the dog lovers out there, a piece about a man on a business trip away from his family and his beloved dog Rex. Why does everything seem slightly different to him?  Twilight Zone inspired
weirdness, with voices by G Violetta, In the Red, Jeff Kipilman, Rabia, Rascoe, Semprebon and Sweet-tooth.
 

  • Length: 18:24 minutes (16.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE - The Ubu Hour brings in some newsy types and a couple scientists on opposing sides of the climate change debate. After all, isn't that what we need? More debates... Voices by
Alicia, Noah, Rambo, Rolf and Sweet-tooth.

  • Length: 10:16 minutes (9.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Teen Crusaders for Moralty

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

During the January 2010 Ubu Hour, some female youths identifying themselves as the Teen Crusaders for Morality took over the air waves, to replace the foul and profane Ubu Hour with their own radio theater show. Here's the aircheck of what happened before we were able to broadcast the actual Ubu Hour from the second air room... also because we ran out of material about 6 minutes early, we aired the end of the Teen Crusaders show, since they never realized their mics had been disconnected from the airsignal, and were still doing their show... So this is it.. the beginning of their show, and the end....  which served as bookends to the Ubu Hour show since we were little short on material...   

  • Length: 11:58 minutes (10.95 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Three Cautionary Tales of Power

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

Viv Ubu narrates only two different tales of abuse of power.. from the local to the national... (please note that part of this show has been deleted for reasons which may or may not be divulged in The Ubu Hour in the distant future.) 

The Book of Holes

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009

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.  

  • Length: 50:16 minutes (34.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Where Did It All Go Wrong

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

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/

The Soul Jumpers

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

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.

  • Length: 45:43 minutes (41.85 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Health Care Debate

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

The Ubu Hour Health Care Debate, where a couple of shills from the health care industry try to convince a bunch of people that our corporate profit-driven health system is the best in the world.  It even ends with the late great Richard Francis reading a poem about health care lobbyists and capitalism.

Our Little Mayor Part 4

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

OUR LITTLE MAYOR Part 4.. More hilarity insues with the further adventures of Slam Assbuns, openly-gay mayor of a small big west coast city, and the follow-out from his lies about the relationship he  had with an 18-year old. Rabid petition-recallers, corrupt city officials, and sleazy news paper publishers ... not to mention that the Ubu Hour once again pokes fun of The Couve, (also known as VanKansas) to the north of us...   Written by G Violetta

Dudu Intrudes

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

DUDU INTRUDES is a homage to Alfred Jarry's Ubu plays, with Ma and Pa Dudu as the ugly Americans who are visiting a house in a foreign country after their car breaks down. It's rude and crass, and hopefully catches some of the spirit of the original Ubu./..

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: Dudu Intrudes
  • Length: 33:55 minutes (31.06 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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