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Published: 2010/12/16

Aron Magner’s Engagement Makes New York Magazine’s "Reasons To Love New York"

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The latest installment of New York magazine’s “Reasons To Love New York” includes the engagement of the Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner. Okay, indirectly. The piece mentions that this past summer, sixty pianos appeared throughout the site accompanied by the note “PLAY ME, I’M YOURS.”

As author Wesley Yang goes on to explain:

Aron Magner, a keyboardist with the Philadelphia-based jam band the Disco Biscuits, told his girlfriend, Angelika Bekerman, to meet him at the public piano in the middle of Herald Square on June 24. “I sat down and started playing, and segued into ‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’ and started singing it to her.” A large crowd had gathered. “I immediately started embarrassing her. I just kept singing, and she kept blushing.” At the end of it, as the crowd broke into applause, Angelika told him, “All right, that’s really sweet, baby, but we’re in a rush. We need to go.” But Magner had one more thing with which to detain her.

“That’s when I got on my knees and asked her to marry me. She immediately said yes,” he told me on the phone, from his honeymoon in Thailand.

Magner has since returned and will kick off Conspirator tour tonight at the Lincoln Theatre in
Raleigh, NC.

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