What do you get when you mix the Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face” with Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”?
A perfect Piper mash up. Try it. Sing along. It goes like this: Now I’m freeeeee, freeeeeee fallin’ down the landslide brings you down to where I’ve just seen a face I can’t forget. La da da dee da da. It almost works. It’s mighty contagious.
Piper can simultaneously switch melodies and provide running commentary on her misinterpretations of lyrics. The girl has talent. We’re not sure how to market said talent yet, but you can’t deny it’s there. (See Hold On. We’re Going Gaga for more evidence.)
She truly wants to understand how it all works together, thus the mash up. There’s a clear path of ping-pong ball logic if you’re fast enough to follow it. On the way to preschool this morning, moments after the above musical mash up, Piper was singing Gaga’s “Telephone” and suddenly realized the true reason Gaga wants you to stop calling. Stop calling. Stop calling. I’m kind of Kanani. Kind of Kanani. (Kanani is the coveted American Girl Doll of 2011):
“Of course Gaga wants Kanani, but she can’t buy her anymore. She’s 2011. That’s why you should stop calling, right, Mom?” I agreed. Why keep calling if it’s clear that they are artificially controlling the supply of Kanani so they can drive up the prices? Geez. Stop calling, Gaga, or check EBay.
We finally decided that Gaga should really just stick to what she’s good at. Baking, of course. Piper sang, “I’ll get him pie. Show him what I got.” Then she interrupted her own self, which is no small task, to try to understand Gaga’s real mission. “Wonder if he likes strawberry pie? I really like peach, don’t you, Mom? Wonder what kind of pie Gaga likes?” These are rhetorical questions. Piper doesn’t wait for answers. “Pokerface” continues to play in the background. “See! She said muffin! Cause I’m baking with my muffin. Did you hear that? She’s just like you, Mom. She loves to bake.” It’s true. I do make a mean blueberry muffin. The Gaga and I have so much in common. I think Gaga would get a girl like Piper.