Sunday, December 8, 2013
Aimsel Ponti 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's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.
HOORAH FOR THE RED SOX!!!
Wow, people. Just wow!
I am over the moon about the Red Sox and since we won last night YOU ARE FREE tonight to see what will no doubt be a crazy awesome night of music at Empire.
Hey there Music Fans,
OK so there I was at the last Red Sox home game of the regular season yesterday. There I sat under sunny skies watching our bearded boys defeat The Blue Jays from my seats deep in the outfield.
In between innings I heard a most unusual sound played by Red Sox organist Josh Kantor. It was not one I could have ever expected to hear but one that pleased me immensely.
Kantor played a snippet of David Bowie's 1972 song "Starman." The song has always been a favorite and it's one of many brilliant ones from the "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars" record.
Singer Anna Lombard and her guitarist Treny Gay (Paranoid Social Club, Arc of Sky) stopped by the Press Herald on Wednesday to record a Newsroom Sessions with yours truly.
capturing the pain with vintage toys
Wow. It hits me every year, despite the fact that I've been out of school for nine trillion years. Every mid-August the feeling never fails to unnerve me.
"It" being that horrible, sinking feeling of having to go back to school. That chilling feeling that comes across me when I see ads for back to school clothing and supplies. That feeling of horror when Halloween stuff starts appearing in stores even thought it's a hot summer day. The pain in my heart when I realize that the actual number of summer vacation days is dwindling and there's so much stuff I still want do to.
Of course none of this is real. Like I said, I haven't been a student (other than, of course, a "student of life") for eons. But the feeling is a haunting one. I think back to the summers between say 3rd and 4th grade or 7th and 8th grade. One minute it's the Fourth of July and the next I'm at CVS staring at notebooks, pens and such. Or I'm at the mall with my mother trying on cords at The Gap.
One minute I'm carefree and wild with all the time in the world. There's plenty of time for watching the adventures of Luke & Laura on General Hospital, endless time for hanging out with friends, tons of time for playing cards with Nana Mary, all sorts of time for listening to Red Sox games on a transistor radio while doing yardwork with Papa.
Hey Music Fans,
This week's guest on The Newsroom Sessions is none other than Sara Hallie Richardson.
Catch her live on Thursday, August 8 as part of the Alive at Five Music Series at Monument Square in Portland along with Arc of Sky and Jeff Beam. The music starts at 5 p.m.
Here's Sara playing two sensational songs and chatting with your truly.