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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: April 9, 2014

Music of the stress relieving persuasion

Ever have one of those days where Calgon can’t take you away fast enough? One of those days when you wish Scotty could beam you down to an island in the Caribbean. One of those days when even Mary Tyler Moore can’t make it all somehow seem worthwhile?

I’m having one of those days. And since a bathtub, St. Maarten and a cap I can toss in the air are nowhere to be found I’m gonna do what I do best: sit and my desk and stew for a few minutes.

The difference this time is that I’m going to let the healing waters of music wash away all that’s troubling me. Here are five songs that are helping restore my sanity.

“The Ghost in You” by The Psychedelic Furs. It helps even more that I’m seeing them tonight at Port City Music Hall

“Be In Love” by a million local Maine musicians with The Maine Academy of Modern Music

What Would It Be Like” by Sara Hallie Richardson. Because I sure as heck wanna lie down transfixed by the heat, light, sound…

“Georgy Girl” by The Seekers. How can one stay in a bad mood listening to this? I don’t see how it’s possible.

“Escape Artist” by cellist  Zoe Keating. Just because.

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