Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hope Springs Nocturnal: A Play in One Act

Hope Springs Eternal:
A Play in One Act

by Jeff Siperly

Characters: Don, 35, handsome, bearish Italian
                   Jess, 49, gets by with his looks

Setting: Interior, bedroom

Time: Oh, about 2:19am


Don. (Sleeping hard, facing the closet)

Mkmmmmkkch...k... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...k... Nknnnchnnnn... Zzzzzzzzz

(Jess, who's partially an insomniac, has fallen asleep maybe 30 minutes prior is facing the window. Rolls over to prepare to pinch Don's nose to stop incessant snoring and assorted mouth noises)

(As soon as movement is made Don rolls over and attempts to mount Jess. Proceeds to forcefully kiss him)


Oh, you make me so happy. I love you so damn much.
(Don gets off of Jess and rolls over to face the closet once again.)


Mkmmmmkkch...k... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...k... Nknnnchnnnn... Zzzzzzzzz

(Jess stares up at ceiling wondering what the hell just happened.



Length of play: My guess is maybe 15-20 seconds.

This is just a play. Not based on anything... at all.
Names have still been changed to protect the innocent. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

From my iPod - Christmas 2014

As usual I haven't blogged this year. When I am writing, it's outside the grid. 


These are my favorite Christmas/Holiday/Winter songs I've discovered this year and immediately fell in love with.

Oh, I do love me some freakin' good a cappella!


Mrs. Claus Ain't Got Nothing on Me - Little Jackie

Side project of Imani Coppola (Legend of a Cowgirl)

Gotta have some 60's in the mix.

Santa's Magical Bag - Peppermint Kandy Kids

This is just weird. Trippy.

No, wait.. THIS is trippy!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What, then an afterbirth mint?

So, us background actors are on break from working on a film. I'm talking with a friend of mine about this and that. The topic of food and cooking comes up - we discuss our favorite dishes to make. I talk about how I make a mean loaf of bread. Her thing is lasagna. A girl, known for busting into many a group's talks and talking about herself, standing nearby decides to enter into our conversation and then this happens:

Girl (excitedly): I made a really good mushroom placenta the other night.

Me: Hmm... interesting. Where'd you get it from?

Girl: From Whole Foods.

Me: The mushrooms, sure, but where'd you get the other stuff?

Girl (getting snippy): I said Whole Foods.

Me: When'd they start selling that?

Girl: Um, like, forever.

Me: I don't know, I'm pretty sure they don't sell that at Whole Foods. Not sure even a specialty store would sell that.

Girl (getting testy): Um, I'm pretty sure I know what I bought. Were you there??

Me: Nope. But I'm pretty sure you didn't make placenta.

Girl: Do you even know what it is?

Me: Yep, I know what placenta is. Let me google that word for you and see if YOU know what it is.

Girl: Huh?

Me: While I'm also gonna google the word "polenta" and see if that's possibly what you made the other night.

Girl: (sound of crickets chirping - then she exits stage left)


Thursday, January 2, 2014

My top 20 songs of 2013

NO Britney, NO Gaga, NO Kanye... no one TMZ'd in the last 12 months.
Just songs I discovered that put me in the happiest of places.
Made me dance. Made me cry. Made my mouth hurt from smiling so hard.

No particular order. I love them all equally.

1) In Your Care by Bright Light Bright Light

3) Staying by Koda

4) Chamakay by Blood Orange

5) Call Your Mama by Amanda Overmyer
Don't judge.

6) Dear No One by Tori Kelly

7) Work on It by Papi Shank
Sampled some Michael Jackson and
features my friend Anna Morris looking beautiful, dare I say hot.

Discovered this in the documentary Dreams of a Life.

9) Mine by Idle Mind

10) Vagabond by John Splithoff

11) Wasteland by Go Periscope

12) Cloud Nine by Marvin Gaye
Oops, this is a cover. Should have posted this 2 days ago. Oh well, I'm gonna dance.

13) Modern Hearts by The Knocks

14) Way Back Home (Club Version) by Bag Raiders

15) My Girl by Chad Valley

16) Crickets by Drop City Yacht Club

17) Til I Met Thee by Cody Chesnutt

18) The Fall by Rhye

I think this is my favorite group of the year. Digging most of their stuff.

20) Somebody Loves You - Betty Who
I was into this song way before that viral video came into existence.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My top 4 mash-ups of 2013

1) Muppet Mash by Pogo
    Sesame Street goodness. Aural happiness.
Please check out his other stuff.

2) Rhythm is a Baby (Martinn Bootleg) - Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Snap!

3) Where Your Love is Breathing Chic vs Jason Derulo vs Rihanna - DeeM

4) No Angels  TLC vs The XX - Bastille featuring Ella

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My favorite covers of 2013

1) Okay, I suck at blogging. At least on paper (screen?). In my head I blog just about every day. But, seriously, nothing since LAST December?!? I need to remedy that. 

2) I'm a hypocrite. I identify with Holden Caulfield a little too much and we'll leave it at that. In this situation I'm a hypocrite because I can't stand End of the Year lists. They're rehashes of things that were overplayed/overhyped enough as it is during the year. I'd like to think my lists are just a tad more different. Eclectic, even.

That being said, here are my seven favorite cover songs (no particular order) I discovered in 2013.

1) So Groovy (Reach out of the Darkness) by Jocelyn Alice & Right The Stars

   Original by Friend and Lover


2) Call Me, Maybe by Markki Stroem

    I actually like this better than Carly Mae Jepson's version.

3) Stay by Jared Leto

    Original by Rihanna
    LOVE LOVE LOVE his voice! I feel like Angela Chase when I listen to this.

4) Royals by Mayer Hawthorne

    Original by Lorde

5) Creep by Carrie Manolakos

    Original by Radiohead
    Chills, chills I tell ya, starting at 2:25

6) Hanging On (Sound Remedy Remix) by Ellie Goulding

   Original by Active Child
   Ellie Goulding can do no wrong in my book. Love her voice.
And Dubstep added to it? Yes, please!

7) I Knew You Were Trouble by Walk Off the Earth

    Original by Taylor Swift.
    A Cappella goodness.
Always better when you don't have to hear Taylor Swift's singing.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mind. Terrible thing. Waste. Yadda Yadda.

On a courtesy bus to go to just above the Bronx to film a TV show.

The production assistant is checking to make sure who's on the bus so far.  Apologizes in advance if he messes up any names. Which he does. Many times. Gets to my name.

"Jeff Snerry?"
"Do you mean Jeff Siperly?"
He then looks at list again and says "Jeff Spierly."
"It's Jeff Siperly and I'm here."
"I told you I was going to mess up names. Sorry about that. Mom told me to go to college. I should have listened." and laughs.

Um, reading (and sounding out letters)
was taught in elementary school.