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MIT student blogger Bryan O. '07

The Secret Life Of Marilee Jones by Bryan

Sam is the funniest, though... BOTB and CPW Feedback.

(She’s a rockstar by night)

So Thursday night we got a preview of Marilee Jones’s singing voice when she sang to the students who had birthdays over Campus Preview Weekend, but the real show was during Battle of the Bands.

Now this was the 4th annual BOTB, so that means it’s been happening ever since my CPW (I’m getting old? Nah…)

Now I wonder which variable is responsible for the fact that we sold out Lobdell Food Court:
1. Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
2. Free Anna’s Taqueria burritos
3. Raffle of Guitar Hero

An aside, if you will:
Guitar Hero is one of the coolest Playstation games ever. That’s all I really wanted to say. Try it sometime. It’s a good study break.


Hey, he won a copy of the game, maybe you can ask him.

4. We got to rock out to the Joneses: Ben Jones and Marilee Jones.

Now I don’t think you’d really get to have the chance to see the people who admitted you to college, rock out on stage, and then bid you farewell at the CPW desk, but here at MIT, it happens.

Being able to see Tim the Beaver crowd surf and listen to Marilee on the microphone was awesome, and maybe that’s the reason why they told us we couldn’t sell any more tickets, but the bands were quality, and I was very impressed.

Just a couple pictures from the event

Ben and Marilee get psyched and ready for their performance.

Nance gives Ben a supportive punch in the face.

Tim the Beaver goes crowd-surfing.

Marilee makes her BOTB debut.

Medicated Kisses close the show.

Anyhoo, Battle of the Bands was great and CPW was just that much better for it. As for those of you who attended, what did you like best? Any questions you didn’t get answered? I had a fun time meeting a lot of you, and I hope to see you in the fall!

7 responses to “The Secret Life Of Marilee Jones”

  1. You had to choose the one picture I look foolish in. Thanks. :p

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!!! m/

  2. thekeri says:

    Yay, pictures!

    Mine turned out better than I thought, even though the picture of One Eyed Standing has your hand and camera in it. Wonderful timing on my part.

  3. Anonymous says:

    YooHoooooooooo CPW..!!

  4. Evan I says:

    Heh, I still have yet to find time to try out that game. Would’ve been much cooler for the picture to have a BOTB shirt on, but all the orange shirts left were smalls! What a shame. But yeah, it was an awesome night. Rockin’ out all night with you and Laura was amazingly fun. CPW truly was built up even more by the event; you guys really know how to throw a good party. Hooray for ZBT! (They were the fraternity responsible for organizing the show and doing much of the set-up work).

    And now we get to wait for next year’s CPW events… I wonder how they’ll turn out? I’m just glad I’ll be there to see the next band walk away with the bragging rights, and two other lucky kids walk away with their own great raffle prizes.

    Ahh, the wonders of MIT. Cannons and Guitars, all in the same weekend.

  5. Bryan says:

    kristin, i’m just kidding =P

  6. Laura says:

    Borski? Look foolish?? Never!

    Besides, Bryan could have just cropped you out, but he chose to leave you in instead. Hmmm, I wonder.

    BTW, that is like, my favorite picture of all time. =)

  7. Kristin R. says:

    When I said Sam was the funniest, I wasn’t trying to say that he was the best! All of the bloggers have their unique vibe and I read you ALL religiously!

    Really, I have no favorites!