Music Monday for September 27: Segways and Screen Stars

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Andy Ryan

It’s time for another of NewsFeed’s once-a-week playlists for the music of the day’s news. This week we mourn two of those we lost today, and an Iranian President gets a smackdown from the Sugar Hill Gang.

For Gloria Stuart, the ’30s-screen-star-turned-Titanic-actress who died today at the age of 100: Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On”


No making fun of Titanic from us today!

For Jimi Heselden, the Segway Inc. owner who perished yesterday in a Segway crash: Alanis Morisette, “Ironic”


No, it’s not ironic that the owner of Segway died in a Segway accident. It’s ironic that that bizarre coincidental manner of his death can overshadow all the deliberately good things Heselden did with his life.

For recently fired San Francisco 49ers Offensive Coordinator Jimmy Raye: Jimmy Ray, “Are You Jimmy Ray?”


If there’s one thing that definitely cheers a man up, it’s having his very own theme song.

For Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who unveiled his — ahem — controversial views about 9/11 during a visit to the New York last week: The Furious Five, “Step Off”


If Ahmadinejad won’t listen to reason, we may be forced to deploy our old-school rap reserves.

For erstwhile television bandleader Max Weinberg, who will not be following Conan O’Brien to TBS: Bruce Springsteen, “Glory Days”


Other kids’ fond high school memories include playing baseball and having tons of fun. NewsFeed’s include watching Conan late at night alone in our living rooms.