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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: February 18, 2014

D.I.Y. "House of Cards" soundtrack from a Netflix binger

Raise your hand if you binged on “House of Cards” Season II  this past weekend. Or if you came close like I did. (two more episodes which I’ll watch tonight). Hi my name is Aimsel and I’m a “House-of-Cards-a-Holic.”

My oh my. Frank, Claire, Doug and the rest of you crazy cats, you sure keep things interesting. Hats off to you, Netflix, for packing so much dysfunctional punch into your outstanding series.  I haven’t seen such power, lies and corruption on the small screen since Walter White ruled the ratings.

The Underwoods

Being that I’m a music girl, I started this playlist in my head last night and finished this up this morning. I carefully assembled a mess of songs that make me think of Frank/Francis, Claire and the overall horror and delight that is their complicated relationship and that speaks to their ruthlessness and willingness to throw anything that even breathes the wrong way under the closest bus.

Here’s a sneak peak via video with the playlist’s first song:

And here’s the actual playlist. Enjoy!!!!

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