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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the WCHS TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: February 3, 2017

Songs in the (kind of) Key of Deflated Footballs

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

With all this talk about The New England Patriots and deflated footballs I felt it was my duty to set the story to music.

A Very Deflated Football. shutterstock image.
With tongue firmly inserted into cheek, here’s a collection of tunes dealing with air, pressure, sports and the like. Kind of.

“The Needle and the Damage Done,” by Neil Young

“Inflation Blues,” by B.B. King

“Air Pressure” by Bill Nye the Science Guy (Nirvana Parody)

“Pressure,” by Billy Joel 

“Under Pressure,” by Queen and David Bowie

“New England, The Patriots and We” (cheesy, regional song from 1986)

“Big Balls,” by AC/DC

“Ball of Confusion,” by The Temptations

“Pressure Drop,” by Toots and the Maytals

and finally…“All out of Love,” by AIR SUPPLY. Enough said.

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