What Difference Does It Make

What Difference Does It Make

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By Dave Sloan and Holly Cantos
Welcome to What Difference Does It Make. Dave & Holly talk about 80's music and beyond.
What Difference Does It Make Episode 43 KROQ Countdown Song Numbers 40 to 31 from 1982
In our "bits and chunks" episode of What Difference Does It Make, we discuss a couple Levis commercials, Principal Vernon from The Breakfast Club and the love affair between Gloria Jones and Marc Bolan.  In between the discussions, we manage to talk about songs 40 to 31 that KROQ listed on their year end chart from 1982.  Listen to the music on the What Difference Does It Make Spotify playlist. https://spoti.fi/2Evkc8d
45:32
May 24, 2019
1982 KROQ Countdown Song Numbers 50 to 41
A lot to unravel in this episode.  Tattoos on Jews, John Cusack or Adam Levine, Stan Ridgway singing inside a pot full of beans and we learn about King Cotton and Roscoe's Rap.  It's all inside our KROQ countdown from 1982 as we discuss song 50 to 41.  Follow along on our What Difference Does It Make Spotify playlist  https://bit.ly/2IXJFdl 
47:35
May 17, 2019
Mother's Day Part 2 Episode 41 What Difference Does It Make
There's a lot to love about this episode, bad singing, long bus rides, Welcome Back Kotter, Carly Simon and of course our Moms.  We talk about the songs that helped shape our lives through song.  Happy Mother's Day!  You mean the world to us. Follow along on our  What Difference Does It Make Spotify Mother's Day playlist https://spoti.fi/2USvEjs 
38:19
May 10, 2019
Mother's Day Part 1 Episode 40 What Difference Does It Make
In this very special episode, Dave and Holly take a break from the 80s to salute our moms.  We discuss the music that our Moms introduced us to and in Holly case, music she passed on to her children.  These are songs that influenced and helped shape who we are today.  This is the first part of a two part episode.  Listen to all the music discussed on our What Difference Does It Make Spotify Mother's Day playlist  https://spoti.fi/2USvEjs
33:35
May 3, 2019
1982 KROQ Countdown Song Numbers 60 to 51 Episode 39
Holly and Dave try to get water? milk? blood? from a turnip in this episode and discuss Inglorious Bastards, Area Codes, prank phone calls and Simon,  Holly's WAZE guy.  We also manage to discuss songs 60 to 51 from KROQ's original 1982 year end list.  You can hear the music on the "What Difference Does It Make podcast" Spotify playlist  https://bit.ly/2IXJFdl
29:10
April 26, 2019
1982 KROQ Countdown Song Numbers 70 to 61 Episode 38
Dave and Holly have an "interesting" episode.  They begin by wondering if the word "interesting" is an effective word to describe something of interest.  Holly gives a shout out to her most interesting high school teacher, Holly quizzes Dave on interesting Australian  colloquialisms and we also manage to talk about music and the interesting songs that came out of KROQ in 1982.  Follow along with us on our Spotify  "What Difference Does It Make Podcast" playlist. 
32:28
April 19, 2019
1982 KROQ Countdown Song Numbers 79 to 71 Episode 37
In this episode Holly and Dave discuss how nice it would be to be Nick Lowe and unexpectedly receive a million dollar check for a song you wrote 20 years ago.  Dave worries about parking on the dance floor while hanging out at the record machine. He also annoys Holly by putting  "The" in front of every band name like "The Adam and The Ants".  Give a listen to all songs discussed on the What Difference Does It Make Spotify playlist.
15:48
April 12, 2019
1982 KROQ Countdown Song Numbers 90 to 80 Episode 36
After a month hiatus due to St. Patrick's Day and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Holly and Dave are back at it going back to 1982 and talking about the songs we heard back in 1982 on KROQ Roq of The 80s in Los Angeles.  In this episode we go through songs 90 to 80.  We realize that the Translator's "Everywhere That I'm Not" would not be as effective in the social media era, Dave learns that Mink Deville, much like Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull is a band name and not an actual person in the band, Holly does her Joey Tribbiani impersonation and Dave destroys the studio.  You can follow along to the songs on our What Difference Does It Make Spotify playlist 
29:42
April 5, 2019
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2019 Part 2 Episode 35
In anticipation of the 2019 Inductees, Dave and Holly spend most of their time talking about wanting to see Janet and Def Leppard in Vegas and The Cure in Australia.  Dave struggles with the spelling of Leppard and Holly struggles with trying to guess the individual's that will induct each artist into the Rock Hall.  Dave also gets to fanboy on Radiohead and Holly gets to fangirl on The Cure.  Hear the music on the "What Difference Does It Make" Spotify playlist.
41:54
March 28, 2019
Rock Hall Inductees Class of 2019 Part 1 Episode 34
Dave and Holly talk about the the seven Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2019.  In this epsisode, we start off our conversation with Winger(?!?) and ending it with MTV's Real World.  In between,  we do manage to talk about our love for Stevie Nicks, The Zombies and Roxy Music. Holly desperately tries to guess which artist(s) have been assigned to officially do the induction speech for the ceremony.  You can listen to some of our favorite songs from the artists on our Spotify playlist.
24:27
March 22, 2019
St. Patrick's Day Part 2 Episode 33
Dave and Holly celebrate Lá Fhéile Phádraig or St. Patrick's Day as some of you might call it by realizing they can't pronounce a lick of Gaelic.  We fail to pronounce the names Feargal Sharkey (of The Undertones) or  Liam Ó Maonlaí (of Hothouse Flowers) correctly.  Dave even fails to remember that Declan Patrick MacManus now known as Elvis Costello might have a bit of Irish blood running through him.   We do however, remember many of the great songs as we pay homage to some of our favorite Irish artists.  Listen to the songs on our "What Difference Does It Make" Spotify playlist.
29:35
March 15, 2019
St. Patrick's Day Part 1 Episode 32
Two Jews from the San Fernando Valley talk about St. Patrick's Day and the music they love.  Holly speaks of her love of U2 and experience visiting Dublin while Dave wants to have whisky in the jar or perhaps a pint (or two) of Sally Maclennane in hand whilst singing the Pogues classic tune.  We also learn about the origin of the holiday and how to pronounce An Cat Dubh. Listen to the music on the "What Difference Does It Make" Spotify playlist
24:04
March 8, 2019
1982 KROQ Countdown 100-91 Part 2 Episode 31
Simon LeBon may have said being on a boat for Duran Duran's Rio video was a joke but Holly and Dave knew this something to aspire to.  We should all look this good whilst sailing.  The real joke was the "Sex" song by Berlin.  And there was nothing funny about German band Trio singing about not being loved, nor was Sparks being funny while being Eaten By The Monster Of Love.  It's all under discussion on this episode of "What Difference Does It Make."  Listen to the music on our Spotify playlist 
24:27
March 1, 2019
1982 KROQ Countdown 106.7 to 101 Part 1 Episode 30
Dave and Holly talk about the songs that we heard on KROQ in 1982.  The first song on the list "I Had Sex With ET" by Barnes and Barnes leads into a podcast within our podcast, "Movie Talk" with Dave and Holly.  We eventually start talking about some of our favorite artists including The Clash, Joe Jackson and Squeeze. Follow along on the Spotify playlist
29:37
February 22, 2019
Valentine's Day Part 2 Episode 29
Happy Valentine's Day!  Dave and Holly talk about just a few of their favorite love songs from the 80s.  Dave almost cries reading a Bruce Springsteen lyric and we also talk Grammys and Holly's favorite loves; Bryan Adams and Adam Levine. Hear all songs discussed on our Spotify playlist
37:26
February 14, 2019
Valentine's Day 80s Music Favorites Episode 28
Holly and Dave discuss their favorite songs of love from the 80s.  Dave starts with an homage to singer/songwriter James Ingram and Holly uses this opportunity to talk more about The Cure and we wonder what exactly is a Bizarre Love Triangle.  Follow along on our Spotify playlist.
31:34
February 6, 2019
Freddy Snakeskin of KROQ Interview Part 3 Episode 27
In the final of our 3 part interview with Freddy Snakeskin. We talk about more about the air talent including Richard Blade and Swedish Egil and the beginning of the end for the ROQ of the 80s format.  Freddy discusses his flip to MARS FM and once again landing back at KROQ HD2 ROQ of the 80s
25:19
January 25, 2019
Freddy Snakeskin of KROQ Interview Part 2 Episode 26
Freddy Snakeskin talks about helping the innovator of the "ROQ of the 80s" format, Rick Caroll manage KROQ and then taking over for Rick and becoming the Program Director.  Freddy also discusses the amazing on air talent including Rachel Donahue, Dusty Street, Jed The Fish, Rodney Bingenheimer and Sam Frees.  We also touch upon the infamous KROQ trips to Hawaii. 
17:19
January 16, 2019
Freddy Snakeskin of KROQ Interview Part 1 Episode 25
Holly and Dave get to interview one of their radio heroes, the one and only Freddie Snakeskin, air talent and PD for KROQ Roq of the 80s.  In part 1, Freddie talks about his origin story and the cast of characters that helped shape the station.
22:08
January 9, 2019
80s Holiday Music Part 4 What Difference Does It Make Episode 24
Dave talks most about what he loves, which is Christmas Pop Culture as Holly plays the part of the Grinch. It's A Wonderful Christmas Podcast! Listen to our Spotify playlist https://spoti.fi/2QIOOLD
36:07
December 21, 2018
80s Holiday Music Part 3 What Difference Does It Make Episode 23
It's Christmas Time. There's no need to be afraid. And yet, Holly has a hard time accepting this joyous holiday. We talk lyrical content, the wonder that is "Do They Know It's Christmas" and the Action/Christmas movie "Die Hard"
33:30
December 14, 2018
80s Holiday Music Part 2 What Difference Does It Make Episode 22
Dave and Holly discuss Christmas songs centering around skiing and lost girlfriends. Spoiler alert: George Michael is okay with it. Also more Holly, Jolly merriment in this happiest of holidays. Follow along on our Spotify playlist spoti.fi/2BLd8mY
29:19
December 7, 2018
80s Holiday Music Part 1 What Difference Does It Make Episode 21
In this episode, Holly takes the lead and names off her favorite Chanukah (always spelled with a CH never just an H) music. Dave just thinks of Christmas (also spelled with a CH) and is shocked, SHOCKED that Holly is unfamiliar with one of his favorite songs of all time. Our Spotify playlist can be found at https://spoti.fi/2BLd8mY
39:21
November 30, 2018
Thanksgiving Part 2 What Difference Does It Make Episode 20
Dave & Holly continue their discussion of songs that make them think of Thanksgiving. Holly is Kind and Generous and thinks of Chocolate Cake. Dave thinks of Charlie Brown and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Follow along on our Spotify playlist https://spoti.fi/2Q1RSkJ
23:58
November 20, 2018
Thanksgiving Part 1 What Difference Does It Make Episode 19
Dave and Holly discuss the songs that make them thankful during this time of year. Holly goes for the literal thank you songs while Dave dives into hippie mode and picks a couple songs for the freaks. Spotify playlist is https://spoti.fi/2Q1RSkJ
34:10
November 16, 2018
Episode 18 Favorite Albums 1982 Part 2
Dave and Holly continue their talk about their favorite albums from 1982. Holly seems to favor bands from Down Under like INXS and Split Enz while Dave goes for odd looking Englishmen like Elvis Costello and Richard Thompson. Listen to the music discussed on our Spotify playlist https://spoti.fi/2z057bJ
36:35
November 9, 2018
Episode 17 Favorite LPs 1982 Part 1
Dave and Holly talk about their favorite albums from 1982. Holly liked to dance and swoon citing Yaz and ABC. Dave liked to feel morbid citing Springsteen's Nebraska. However, they agree that 1999 was what made 1982 special. Thanks Prince! Our Spotify playlist is https://spoti.fi/2yLcXpt
37:44
November 2, 2018
Halloween Part 2 What Difference Does It Make Episode 16
Dave and Holly continue their discussion of their favorites songs honoring this haunted holiday. Dave seems to like goofy hip hop songs while Holly likes love songs. I guess they don't like scary things. Plus, Holly's 80's Heavy Metal knowledge is put to the test. Listen to all songs discussed on Spotify at https://spoti.fi/2PVPoRC
25:57
October 26, 2018
Halloween Episode 15
In our special two part edition of our favorite Halloween songs, we have a lively discourse on our favorite candies, Holly talks about her favorite Godfather of Goth, Robert Smith and Dave discusses all things Bela Lugosi and his favorite Godfather of Goth, Peter Murphy. Spotify playlist can be found at https://spoti.fi/2NQM9ZJ
31:40
October 19, 2018
KROQ 1981 Part 5 Episode 14
We've reached number 11 as we do our deep dive into the top 106.7 songs played on KROQ in 1981. The women reign supreme as Chrissie Hynde, Lene Lovich and The Go-Go's, dominated the KROQ airwaves. In addition, Holly fawns over Adam Ant and Dave wonders whatever happened to Su Tissue of Suburban Lawns. Follow along on our What Difference Does It Make Spotify playlist http://www.spoti.fi/2xPOduZ
26:33
October 12, 2018
KROQ 1981 Part 4 Episode 13
Dave and Holly continue to count down the songs played on KROQ in 1981. Dave reminisces about The Waitresses and Square Pegs, attempts to remind Holly about the Adam Ant Prince Charming dance and making mixtapes. Holly reminisces about high school boyfriends in bands. Holly had a much better high school life than Dave. Spotify playlist is at spoti.fi/2xPOduZ
20:41
October 3, 2018
KROQ Part 3 Episode 12
Holly and Dave discuss songs 39 to 30 of the KROQ countdown from 1981. Strange but true KROQ played Rush's Tom Sawyer in 1981 so Holly gets to geek out over her favorite prog rock band and Dave still doesn't know how to pronounce the drummer's name. Holly also gets to fan over The Go-Go's and Billy Idol. Give a listen to the Spotify playlist at https://spoti.fi/2xPOduZ Start following us! https://twitter.com/wddimpodcast https://www.instagram.com/wddimpodcast/
28:26
September 26, 2018
KROQ 1981 Top 106.7 songs Episode 11
Holly and Dave continue their discussion of the top 106.7 songs played on KROQ in 1981. In this Ep we go through songs 69 to number 40. So many dirty songs on this list. What Does Sex Mean To Me, indeed! Spotify playlist is at https://spoti.fi/2O3ONw4
19:47
September 19, 2018
Episode 10 KROQ 1981
Holly and Dave talk about the top 106.7 songs played on Los Angeles radio station KROQ in 1981. In this first part we get up to song #70. If you want to hear the music on Spotify you should go to https://spoti.fi/2O3ONw4
31:10
September 10, 2018
Episode 9 Jeff Lynne's ELO
Holly sees Jeff Lynne's ELO and we see if there's any difference between shows from 1978 and 2018. Holly frets about the alleged meaning behind Livin' Thing and since this is an 80s podcast, we touch on ELO's 1981 album "Time".
33:22
August 31, 2018
Episode 8 Tribute Bands
Dave and Holly discuss tribute bands. And would Holly actually take a couple Sheryl Crow albums as her Desert Island Discs? Would Dave take The Smithereens?
17:39
August 22, 2018
Episode 7 Retro Futura
Dave and Holly discuss the expectations and realities of seeing a nostalgic 80s show featuring ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis of The Outfield, Limahl of Kajagogo and Annabella of Bow Wow Wow.
26:37
August 15, 2018
Episode 6 on MTV Part 2
Dave and Holly talk about the first 25 videos that were played on MTV on August 1, 1981. In this episode we agree that Iron Maiden seguing into REO Speedwagon is a horrible idea. Holly learns about Mr. Briefcase and she teaches Dave about the real meaning behind Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight"
24:21
August 8, 2018
Episode 6 Part 1
Dave & Holly talk about the day that was August 1, 1981. The launch of MTV. We'll discuss the first 25 videos played. Part one includes everyone's favorite music trivia question, the musical direction of Styx and Holly learns the definition of brass when it's in your pocket.
33:16
August 1, 2018
The Count Episode 83
This week as we count down the top ten Alt Rock songs in the country. We’ll play you new music from Muse, Death Cab for Cutie and Greta Van Fleet. We’ll introduce you to a band called Let’s Eat Grandma and in honor of MTV’s anniversary we’ll flashback with The Buggles.
55:50
July 29, 2018
Episode 5
Dave & Holly continue to discuss their love (and hate) of music from 1980. Dave does the dirty work and watches Forbidden Zone, the film debut for The Mystic Knights of The Oingo Boingo and scored by recent high school grad, Danny Elfman. We also discuss the ultimate Yacht Rock concert from Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross. Listen to the Episode 5 playlist on Spotify at https://spoti.fi/2LiRpJm
29:06
July 23, 2018
The Count Alternative Rock Countdown Episode 82
This week as we count down the top ten Alt Rock songs in the country. We’ll play you the latest from 21 Pilots and indie duo Matt & Kim. We’ll introduce you to Mona and Holychild and in honor of France taking home the World Cup we’ll Flashback with Phoenix.
44:29
July 20, 2018
The Count Alternative Rock Countdown
The show that airs weekly on DASH Radio on Dash Alt X. This week as we count down the top ten Alt Rock songs in the nation. We’ll give you new music from Portugal the Man, Lord Huron and Mondo Cozmo. We’ll introduce you to The Wallows and we’ll flashback to 1995 for a song by Live.
55:11
July 16, 2018
Episode 4
Dave & Holly discuss more music from the year 1980 and we discover that we need an assistant to help us remember everything. You can her the music interspersed through our conversation on Anchor or listen to the playlist on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2IYHRgr
36:13
July 5, 2018
The Count
Dave Sloan counts down the top ten Alt Rock songs in the country for the week ending June 24 2018. We also play new music from The Record Company, The Struts, Johnny Marr, Ivory Blue and a flashback from Rage Against The Machine.
11:42
June 29, 2018
Episode 3 KROQ 1980
Dave and Holly discuss the 1980 KROQ playlist and love that both Squeeze and AC/DC are on it. Plus, why does Holly hate Devo?
44:53
June 25, 2018
What Difference Does It Make Episode 2
This week Holly reports on seeing two of her favorite artists; Maroon 5 and Pink. Dave talks about Johnny Marr and Ray LaMontagne. We discuss set list strategies and I ask Holly if she can name a member of Maroon 5 not named Adam Levine
33:10
June 13, 2018
The Count
The top 10 Alt Rock songs in the nation for the week ending June 2. Plus, new music from The 1975, Gorillaz, Rex Orange County and Jealous of the Birds. Plus a Flashback from Paramore
08:00
June 7, 2018
What Difference Does it Make - Ep 1
Holly and Dave talk about our love of 80s music. This week we two, talk U2.
00:00
May 29, 2018
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