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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: August 14, 2014

Five Songs of Summer just because I feel like it

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Happy August 13. Don’t panic about summer being over.

Beach cassette by Shutterstock


There’s plenty left so let’s all take a deep breath and bask in the sound of five summer related songs I’ve rounded up.

Aimsel on the Beach

What are some of your favorite summer-y songs? Let me know in the comments.

1. “Summer in the City” by Regina Spektor. I adore Regina although I can no longer listen to her theme song for “Orange is the New Black.” I just can’t…

2. “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra. And hey, here’s a lyric video so you can sing along with old blue eyes.

3. “Summertime” by The Sundays. A true 90s gem.

4. “Nightswimming” by R.E.M. Makes me think of late night  summer skinny dipping which I haven’t actually done. At least not yet. Either way, I love this song so much.

5. “Mimi on the Beach” by Jane Siberry.  Because Jane Siberry is among the most brilliant songwriters ever in the history of the world. In my opinion.

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