Saturday, May 25, 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 first got wind of singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier marygauthier.com when her 2005 album "Mercy Now" was released. Some pals and I caught her on that tour at Tupelo Music Hall in New Hampshire. Man alive, she was something else.
Gauthier, (prounounced GO-SHAY) is originally from New Orleans but, after a difficult childhood and young adulthood, she wound up in Boston where she ran The Dixie Chicken Cajun restaurant for several years.
She started writing songs in her mid 30s and since then has released six studio albums and a live one.
Believe me when I tell you Mary Gauthier is as real as they come. She hides behind nothing with her songs and isn't out to do anything but sing her truth, which she does so well.
Howdy Music Fans,
Congrats to Jeff Schneider of Brunswick! He just won himself an AUTOGRAPHED copy of "Ripely Pine," the brand new CD from Lady Lamb the Beekeeper!!
Thanks to everyone for entering!
Hola Music Fans,
Just a little "How Cool is This!!!" moment for you.
This past weekend the F.O.G. Festival (Friend of Greg) went down at The Big Easy and Port City Music Hall. Although I wasn't there (I'm lame) I heard it was SPECTACULAR.
The beneficiary this year, as in past years, was The Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn who received a portion of the ticket sales. Yeah for that!
Hello Darling Music Fans,
Here we are five days out from the Oscars. I especially appreciated the extra love that was given to music in film. Though, truth be told, "Chicago" ain't my cup of tea. High-five to Babs, however, for banging out a terrific "The Way We Were." Also, I love Adele, but "Skyfall" ain't my thing either.
But it got me thinking about the importance of MUSIC in movies. Whether it's a film's soundtrack or a scene that actually involves the song, music is SUCH a key element of many of my favorite films.
What about you? What are your favorites? Here's a collection of some of most beloved musical movie moments. Some are sentimental, some are silly and some are just plain incredible. Take a look and think about other ones that have inspired you, brought you to tears, made you dance, laugh or just plain escape for a few moments from life.
I'm still trying to catch my breath over this one. It was just another gray, late February morning here in the newsroom and I was toiling away doing this and that.
WHEN WHAT TO MY WONDERING EYES SHOULD APPEAR but the mother of all press releases.
Are you ready?
Let me hear you say it : "I'm ready, Aimsel, I'm really ready!"