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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: July 2, 2014

5 Birthday songs off the beaten path to ease the pain of Aimsel’s aging

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Yeah! It’s my birthday! I’m older than dirt but am still smiling.

Behold my watermelon cake! (I quit sugar one year ago…on my birthday last year!)

Cake! kind of...

Cake! kind of…

Here are a few of my favorite birthday related songs. Happy Happy!


“Unhappy Birthday” by The  Smiths

“Birthdayby The Sugarcubes

“Happy Birthday” by Altered Images

“Happy Birthday” by Stevie Wonder

“Happy Birthday” by The Innocence Mission

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