Tuesday, May 21, 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.
I can only imagine the songwriting inspiration that has been drawn from all of the North Pond Hermit news of late. I know I recently rewrote a few lines of Foreigner's "Jukebox Hero" with the words "North Pond Hermit" in the refrain. It goes a little like this:
"Standing in the rain, with his head hung low, couldn't go out hunting, that wasn't how he rolled"
But as for original music, I'll leave that to the professionals. Whew...
That said, here's a catchy little ditty all about The North Pond Hermit.
The story of the recently-caught North Pond Hermit is one of the most enthralling stories I've heard in a while. The dude's been living in the woods since 1986. What the what? And he didn't even have a copy of this to refer to:
Not to mention the fact that the hermit, Christopher Knight, shares the name with the actor who played this famous teen:
I love radio. Don't you? I mean good, dare I say, old-fashioned live radio. And so you had better believe that I love Maine Public Radio. I love just about everything on it, except maybe for when Garrison Keillor sings during "A Prairie Home Companion." When I hear him singing, I look like this:
But other than that, I love the programming on MPBN.
That said, I invite you to tune in (and even lean back on your ra-di-o-o-o)on Wednesday, April 10, at 12:15 p..m.
I'm a gal who appreciates TV. There I said it.
Although I'm not much for reality shows (except "Storage Wars") I do adore my "Criminal Minds," "Game of Thrones," "The Office" and a handful of others.
I also love a really good song. Well I mean who doesn't?
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.