What do you get when you drop RuPaul, Richard Moll, Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, and Eddie Cibrian on a movie set back in the late 90's? Before you ask, 'Wait. What? How did that get the greenlight?', yes, a movie was made, and no, the movie wasn't a straight to DVD effort either. What came of it all was the captivating cult movie 'But I'm A Cheerleader'. I won't go into the details of the movie because that's not what I am here for today, however, I loved the movie. But I loved the soundtrack even more because it introduced me to the devastatingly beautiful track 'Glass Vase, Cello Case' by Tattle Tale.
In 1992, school friends Madigan Shive and Jen Wood formed Tattle Tale, and went on to release two albums before parting ways in 1995. Sadly, I didn't discover the group until I saw the movie in the early 2000's. A proper soundtrack was never released and copies of Tattle Tale's 'Sew True' are incredibly difficult to find. When found, prices can range from $20 to $50 and even more for pristine copies. I eventually found a tattered copy years ago on eBay, meaning 'Glass Vase, Cello Case' will never be far away.
Over the years, I've peeked in on what both band members were up to, and it always spurred an obsessive binge session with the song. Each listen, I'm reminded of its fragile beauty, and often left pondering the meaning. With that, Jen Wood has a new album out next week. 'Wilderness' is her first offering in 4 years, and tackles some weighty themes with her wonderfully expressive voice. After two listens to 'Wilderness', my favorite tracks are 'Fell in Love', 'No Way Out', and 'In the End'.
The first single from the album is 'Run With The Wild Ones', it is the Aimless Skylarking Song of the Day. Stream it below.