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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 News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: January 2, 2014

A Tongue-in-cheek musical homage to "Downton Abbey"

“Anticipation…is making me wait. It’s keeping me wai-ai-ai-ting,” sings the wonderful Carly Simon.  The song can be applied to many situations, not the least of which is the wait for return of “Downton Abbey.”

Well kids, the wait is over and season four starts on Sunday night! Reserve your favorite spot in front of the tube early folks because January 5 belongs to The Crowleys. (actually, it belongs to their staff if we’re going to be really honest).

So much happened in season three. I’m still reeling and drying my tears but I’m also concerned that some of you aren’t current and so, because I’m sensitive to this, I will avoid spoilers. Mostly.

What I have done, however,  is assemble a collection of songs that I have hijacked for my silly purposes and here I shall  post them in tribute to several of the show’s central characters.

Remember now, this is just for fun.

Robert Crowley, The Earl of Grantham: 

Cora, the Countess of Grantham

Violet, The Dowager Countess

Lady Sybil Branson (sigh…)

Lady Mary Crawley

Lady Edith Crawley

Tom Branson (and I suppose Thomas Barrow)

Mrs. Hughes. Because I love her.

And last but not least, Matthew Crawley. I am entirely unkind.

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