The eyes are the windows of the soul, Shakespeare once said, but what happens if these windows explode? THE NIGHT OF THE EXPLODING EYES is a shocking audio drama about eyeballs expanding and exploding out of peoples' heads. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Tinky, Helen, Conch, Steven, Chris, Spider Monkey, Rolf, Herb and Maria.. Warning: this piece contains profanity, violence, and even a depiction of skull fucking...Listener discretion is strongly advised.
The Night of the Exploding Eyes & Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The day after halloween and the day before the Day of the Dead... Tune in for an Ubu Hour Double Feature
First up.. The eyes are the windows to the soul, Shakespeare once said, but what happens if the windows explode? NIGHT OF THE EXPLODING EYES is a jarring, gorey, shocking tale about.. well, eyeballs exploding out of people's heads..
And then.. Sailors face death on a ghost ship in Samuel Coleridge's long and haunting poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER...
The Ubu Hour reached a new low this Membership Drive with the following pledge pitch, which sounds more like the come-on to a phone sex line than to become a member of a community radio station. Heavy breathing and moaning, creaking bed springs, seductive voices urging you to call the number (in this case the air room number, since the regular phone answers fled the building as soon as the show began to air) Normally KBOO doesn't post audio of people asking for donations, but because this one is so utterly dispicable, in using eroticism to lure potential members, that we decided to post it so that other people could see just how low the Ubu Hour is willing to stoop... Please do not call the phone number..
This peice was a soundfile discovered in Richard Francis's folder on the KBOO computer system. Richard was a long-time host of A Different Nature, here at KBOO, as well as the main person behind the various Dada and Surrealism Festivals we've had. He was a wonderful person, who is really missed, since he passed away in Sept of 2009.