It appears Mr. Kane has misplaced his significant other and penned a song to express his dismay. Clearly, he needs some assistance. But WHO is she? WHERE do we look?
He’s written the riddle but we can solve it with a bit of math. Consider the following:
- Miles Kane is just about 6 feet tall
- Miles Kane is from The Wirral
Basic math gives us the following, which we convert to the metric system because The Wirral is in England (see map):
- 6 feet = 72 inches and
- 72 inches = 1.8288 meters
The song gave us a separation distance of one million of these units, so
- 1,000,000 Miles = 1,828,800 meters
But kilometers are a bit easier to work with
- 1,828,800 meters = 1,828.8 kilometers, and
- 1,828.8 kilometers = 1,000,000 Miles
Make sense so far? cool. Now we need to plot all the points on our map that are 1,000,000 Miles
away from The Wirral. But our map isn’t scaled to draw distances in Miles
so we have to convert it back to miles
- 1,000,000 Miles = 1,136.36364 miles
Our map key only measures in increments of 200 miles at a time, which just represents 17.59999994368% of the 1136.36364 mile distance we need for the radius of our circle. So we’ll cross multiply the 200mi key (52 pixels on the map) with the 1136.36364 mile distance (X pixels on the map)
Which gives us 200X = 59090.90928
And after dividing 59090.90928 by 200X
We learn X = 295.4545464
Which is the length in pixels our line needs to be in order to represent a distance of 1,000,000 Miles
Now we take that line and place it directly on The Wirral facing North, South, East, and West
And then repeat the process from every different degree angle
And the result is a nice set of plot points from which we can start trying to figure out which cities are in fact 1,000,000 Miles away from Miles. Obviously, these are the only places on Earth she could be.
Sorry Western European ladies, but if you land within this circle you are NOT the object of Miles Kane’s affection. But who are the lucky finalists?
The answer lies in one of these
Our search is now narrowed down to the following locations, clockwise from upper left:
- Southern Iceland
- Straddling the border of Norway and Sweden
- Kauras Lithuania
Well, the only connection that kinda jumps out is the time Miles spent in Russia with Alex Turner filming a TLSP video. It’s not exactly close enough to Warsaw, but to be fair it is within Army-Tank driving distance.
So there’s not much else that jumps out except this..
Yet another Alex Turner connection? Say it ain’t so.
No, there's no way. Let’s think about this logically. We know Miles wasn’t in Stockholm at the time. Alex was. The question is…
But if Alex Turner were really the mystery girl, then surely Miles would’ve figured out the only way to get Alex where he wanted him would be to start touring with Arcti-
Well, this is awkward.