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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: March 19, 2013

Music to ease the pain of winter…on the eve of Spring

I just went outside to Monument Square just to check and see if this whole storm thing is as bad as it seems from my 5th floor window at One City Center. Yep. It is. Man alive I hate March.

But dear music fans, let us not despair. The first day of spring is tomorrow and maybe, just maybe, the weather will behave accordingly in the coming days. Or weeks? Or months? Aackkk!

Until then, here a few carefully chosen selections to remind us of sunny days, blue skies and all around springtime cheerfulness.

And let us remember these words from Victor Hugo who said ” laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”  And let us also remeber that the 2013 Red Sox regular season starts in 12 days!

Now on with the music!

“The Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti & Spearhead

“Oh What  A Beautiful Morning” from “Oklahoma”

“59th Bridge St. Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Simon & Garfunkel

“Spring Fever” by Elvis Presley (and  some fabulous co-stars)

“Groovin” by The Young Rascals (note: for many years I thought the lyric was “life could be ecstacy, you and me and Leslie”)

And last but not least, “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

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