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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 21, 2013

The Man, Myth & Legend…Mr. Eddie Money in Portland

Eddie Money, the man behind such rock classics as “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Take Me Home Tonight” and my personal guilty pleasure favorite “Shakin” is in Portland for a sold-out show tonight at Asylum.

This was Money during his chart-topping hey day.

Just after 2 p.m. he stopped by classic rock station WBLM which is in the same building as the Portland Press Herald so I of course invited myself to be the proverbial fly on the wall.

Little did I know I’d be part of the choir singing “Happy Birthday, Dear Eddie!” as a cake was brought in for Money’s 64th.

Money was hilarious and ended up taking over the broadcast, even playing a CD of his son’s music on the air. He also played a new dance remix of “Take Me Home Tonight” and he quipped that listeners his age might not be so not hot on it. And yeah, he loved the cake.

Here’s a little footage I shot during the interview. Eddie… He’s stilll so money!

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