Waxing The Aughts (Poetically)… droned remembers Alaska by Miracle Mile

This is it! The last day to wax the aughts away!!! And my oh my, if I can pull this off, what a final day of waxing it will be, a virtual “grand finale” of fond rememberings!! So let’s get to it! Let’s continue on with our series called clichely & probably often incorrectly “Waxing The Aughts (Poetically)“…

…where we eschew impossible decade compiling lists and have the wonderful members of our community think back to some of their favourite albums from this past decade and say as many (or few) words about it as they like.
This time, droned remembers Alaska by Miracle Mile…

Happy New Year everyone! Have a wonderful day, a wonderful evening, and a wonderful beginning of a brand spanking new year!!! Take it away droned!

Miracle Mile – Alaska [2003]

I am an old geezer compared to most here, I would assume. Christmas Eve, 2002, drinking with a girl who could actually stand me for more than a few seconds. Waxing poetically about life, love and the pursuit of accidents gone before us…this girl had astonishingly been with me for a little over 2 years and I was consumed by her. Everything, the look, the voice, the smell…the taste. Addicted completely. Little did I know that one week later…she would, uh, how can I put this…?…disable the dreamer, the one thing she loved in me the most…the dreamer in me, he was gone. In the blink of an eye, just like that.

Fast forward, blurringly 24 hours later. Walking into a record shop in a daze, my one place of solace. New Years Day, 2003…new releases!!!! Could there be something, someone else’s words, that might be able to help? I find an album by a band called “Miracle Mile”, the album “Alaska”. The album cover of someone spying through tree leaves at a young boy and girl kissing and holding each other. Why would I want to experience their happiness? To know that it just might still exists somewhere? Could “the dreamer” still be inside me?

It’s been almost 7 years of listening to this album. The comfort of an old friend’s voice. Reassuring me to continue the path. I must not give up. Continuing to believe is like breathing, walking, eating…you just do it. Survival…remembering the feeling and how it will all be worth it…to just experience it one more time.

Thanks for indulging me.


1. Alaska (sorry, all I could find!!!)
2. Wilful
3. Beautiful Mirage
4. Five Points Of Light
5. Weatherwise
6. Boo Said
7. Seven Bells
8. My Bourbon Sky
9. Under My Tongue
10. Last Drop
11. Hat Of Hope
12. Cinnamon Chair
13. Local Knowledge
14. Mermaid
15. Deaf Face
16. Malkovich: (anywhere but here)
17. Sister Song

Not a lot of Link Love out there, or mp3s for that matter, so go to their myspace and show them all the love you can…


Thank you so much Robert!! More to come today!!!

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1 comment for “Waxing The Aughts (Poetically)… droned remembers Alaska by Miracle Mile

  1. Anonymous
    January 19, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Message for Robert, it's Trevor from Miracle Mile here…
    One of the few pleasures of googling yourself (we all do it) is to find a note like this.
    For me, songwriting is all about observation and, ultimately, connection, an offering to, and maybe from a kindred spirit, when there is recognition, I guess that there is a certain comfort there.
    It's gratifying when the songs find a home…
    The kissers on the cover by the way were Marcus (my musical partner) and his Mum, a shot taken when he was a kid. His mother died shortly afterwards so the photo had a certain emotional gravity that seemed appropriate to 'Alaska'; there was a lot of 'loss' dealt with on that album, still many folks MM favourite.

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