Sam Riegel may be the master of improvising new lyrics to popular songs to provide inspiration for others, but what music inspires him to play Scanlan? Sam has put together a new playlist that reflects upon some of the major growth Scanlan has endured over this year. If you’d like to hear his 2015 playlist, click here.
Sam Riegel – Scanlan’s Playlist 2016
Big Poppa – The Notorious B.I.G.
This is Scanlan, how he sees himself. A true player. Ladies love him. Fellas want to be him. The biggest man in any room, no matter how small he is. Is it an accurate self-image? That remains to be seen.
She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
This is Pike. Always hypnotic. Always in Scanlan’s mind. Forever just out of reach. The one that got away.
Daughter – Pearl Jam
This is Kaylie. Feisty, violent, betrayed. Man, he really was a crappy dad. And he doesn’t deserve to call her daughter. Not yet, anyway.
Can’t Tell Me Nothing – Kanye West
This is the aftermath of Kaylie. Confusion. A new Scanlan. “Cause when you try hard, you die hard.” He’s acting stupidly. Lashing out. Needs to reassess.
Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls
This is escape. No more tough decisions. No more responsibility. Just mindless fun. An easy way out. You spice…?
Pink – Aerosmith
This is the drug. Or, at least, what Scanlan thought it was gonna be. Turns out, he was…mislead.
The Payback – James Brown
This is revenge. Do not cross a small, powerful, gnome. They live a long time, and they never forget. Someday, it will happen. The Meat Man Cometh.
…Baby One More Time – Fountains of Wayne
This is Scanlan, at his best. The Pit Fiend encounter. Fighting for his friends. Showing his bravery. Discovering his true power.
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
This is Kaylie, at her best. Love, nothing but love. Scanlan is learning, slowly, that maybe he doesn’t need to be the big player… the drug dealer… the party animal… the bringer of revenge…. Maybe, just maybe, he can simply be “dad.”
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python
This is the end.
Featured image credit: Nick Robles