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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 7, 2013

A Pre-Storm Soundtrack of Snowy Songs!

On this eve of Winter Storm Nemo let us remember the words of Albert Camus now more than ever:

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

We can get through this. Whether we get 6 inches or 6 feet, in a few days it will all be over. Sure, some of us will lose power, some of us will strain our backs shoveling, some of us will slip and fall. I’ll surely do all three. But I’ll do it with a smile on my face and one of several songs in my heart.

For now, we may be dealing with stuff like this:

But before you know it, we’ll be back to this craziness and will long for the days of ten foot snow drifts and mugs of hot cocoa.

Now onto the musical part of this post. Here’s a handful of carefully selected wintry songs to put you in the mood for whatever Nemo has to throw at us.

Dare I say let it snow?

“February” by Dar Williams

“50 Words for Snow” by Kate Bush

“Purple Snowflakes” by Marvin Gaye

“White Winter Hymnal” by Fleet Foxes

“Snow” (written by Randy Newman) by Saint Etienne

“What the Snowman Learned About Love” by Stars

“20 Years of Snow” by Regina Spektor


“Snowman” by XTC

“15 Feet of Pure Snow” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

And last but not least: “Snow (hey oh)” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

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