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What Difference Does It Make

Author: Dave Sloan and Holly Cantos

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Welcome to What Difference Does It Make. Dave and Holly talk all things 80s, but mostly music.
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We are so thrilled to talk with a member of Talking Heads, drummer Chris Frantz.  Chris' book "Remain In Love" is out and we get into the details of how a guy growing up in Pittsburgh puts down his artistic paintbrush, picks up some drum sticks and ends up forming one of the most iconic rock bands coming out from the 1970s New York club scene.  This is part one in our talk with Chris Frantz. Remain in Love is available on Audible.  Download it for free at https://www.audibletrial.com/wddimpodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Craig Rosen is back

Craig Rosen is back

2020-07-2429:36

Craig Rosen, journalist and friend of the show, returns with more stories involving Pete Buck and a beer, keeping Johnny Cash off of a speaker phone and refusing a collect call from Lou Reed.  Good stuff! Don't forget to check out Craig's Influences on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2WhWjtB Get a free Audible book at http://www.audibletrial.com/wddimpodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
The Pandoras return

The Pandoras return

2020-07-1731:36

Melanie Vammen, Karen Basset and Sheri Kaplan Weinstein are back to talk all things Pandoras and what happens when a band breaks up and creates new opportunities. These musicians have formed a bond that continues to inspire. We encourage you to donate to ALS and Team Shattuck  https://bit.ly/32kboie Also, relive the magic with a Spotify playlist https://spoti.fi/2ZeO7fB --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
The Pandoras

The Pandoras

2020-07-1035:41

Melanie Vammen, Karen Basset and Sheri Kaplan Weinsten join us for a talk about their band, The Pandoras.  They share their experiences as a young Southern Californian band coming of age in the 80s and keep the memories of Paula Pierce and Kim Shattuck alive.  These women are still the best of friends and it certainly shows in this episode. We made a Spotify playlist of some of our favorites. https://spoti.fi/2ZeO7fB Free Audible book available to you at http://www.audibletrial.com/wddimpodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Sure he's directed videos for Kylie Minogue and Bon Jovi (just don't tell Thom Yorke) but Nick Egan takes a punk rock approach to his videos. This leads to some clashes (pun intended) with Oasis and memorably Alanis Morissette.  Nick dives deep into what went down which makes for a great listen. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Self-proclaimed "creative vandal" Nick Egan has created some of the most iconic album artwork from The Clash and Bow Wow Wow to INXS and Duran Duran.  In part one of our two part interview, we discuss how Nick got his start, all the way to working with Bob Dylan for his Biograph retrospective.  Great stories are told and Nick made us this amazing Spotify playlist. https://spoti.fi/3i102os Enjoy! Sign up for our newsletter at https://www.wddimpodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
We talk with director Alison Ellwood to discuss her latest documentary centered around the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 60s and 70s. Alison provides some great insight into what it takes to bring a documentary such as this to life. It's a really great film that is now available to view on the EPIX chennel  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Our conversation with Kathy Valentine continues as she looks to the future as a Mother, Musician and Go-Go.  We start off talking about the music she composed for her book "All I Ever Wanted", which leads to family life  and the future of the Go-Gos.    If you want to hear the Audible book for free use this link https://www.audibletrial.com/wddimpodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Anyone that has listened to our podcast for even a short period of time would probably recognize that we are huge fans of The Go-Gos.  You can imagine how much of a thrill it is to talk to Kathy Valentine, bassist of The Go-Gos.  Kathy co-wrote "Can't Stop The World"  and "Vacation", two songs that are easily in our top ten Go-Go favorites.  Kathy's memoir is "All I Ever Wanted".  It covers her childhood up to the early 90s and we try to cover as much as we can in our two-part interview.    By the way, the music in this episode is composed by Kathy and you can hear the album on Spotify https://spoti.fi/3eMdWbF --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Doug Clifford joins us at What Difference Does It Make.   Our discussion starts with the Golliwogs, the band that eventually morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival and leads into  Doug's solo album, Magic Window, an album created from recently located tracks and recorded back in 1985. Side note: Doug's audio during our Zoom call was sketchy at best but we know you will still enjoy hearing from this rock legend. Sign up for our monthly newsletter at https://www.wddimpodcast.com  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
It's another great talk on What Difference Does It Make as Glen Sobel tells us the secret to getting into Alice Cooper's Band, his experience on a major label with Beautiful Creatures and we go way back to Glen's high school days to hear how he won the talent show with his percussive unit Offbeat. We highly suggest you check out Glen Sobel's Spotify Influence playlist https://spoti.fi/2ZjPeuV Check out past episodes and additional playlists on our website https://www.wddimpodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Glen Sobel Interview

Glen Sobel Interview

2020-05-1534:53

Glen Sobel, drummer extraordinaire for Alice Cooper and Hollywood Vampires tells us about his start in the business and  the prep that needs to be done to make a  show seamless.  We had some much fun talking with Glen, so enjoy part one of this two part journey with one of the finest rock drummers working today. Follow our podcast at https://www.wddimpodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Valley Girl 2020

Valley Girl 2020

2020-05-0844:29

We got the opportunity to talk with Producer Steven Wolfe and Director Rachel Lee Goldenberg for the just released re-imagining of the film Valley Girl. This jukebox musical version is set in the present and Alicia Silverstone plays the grown up character of Julie originally played by Deborah Foreman.  Her daughter is Jessica Rothe and her Randy, originally played by Nicolas Cage, is now played by Josh Whitehouse. Valley Girl is now available via video on demand and for a limited times in drive in theaters. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Our talk continues as Leslie Kogan Gold tells us all the exciting ideas she has to keep Andrew Gold's music fresh and exciting.  Besides the new album "Something New" out now via Omnivore Recordings, Leslie discusses the possibility collaborations, a Broadway musical  and of course the viral sensation that is Spooky, Scary Skeletons.  We also try to figure out which Golden Girl would be Andrew's favorite.   Thanks to Leslie and Omnivore Recordings for giving us permission to play Andrew's amazing music on this episode. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
To celebrate the release of "Something New: Unreleased Gold" by Andrew Gold, we got the opportunity to talk with Leslie Kogan Gold.  It was a real treat to learn all about this amazing musician  Sure, he had hits with "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You for Being A Friend" but he also was able to steer Linda Ronstadt's musical direction from Country/Folk to Rock..  He has composed music with 10CC,  Leo Sayer, Juice Newton, Nicolette Larson and the list goes on and on.. Thanks to Leslie and Omnivore Recordings for letting us play his music on this episode.  Keep up to date with us by signing up on our What Difference Does It Make website --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
We talk to Craig Rosen, the man literally wrote the book on Number One Albums and R.E.M.  We dig into Craig's origin story as a Valley Boy Hebrew School rebel cruising around in his Karmann Ghia.  Craig not only loved The Clash and The Buzzcocks, but wanted to write about them.  Hear how he got to do this and all his exploits on the What Difference Does It Make Podcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
If you've listened to our show at all you know that Holly and Dave ask each other music trivia questions at the end of each episode.  JC Douglas from C100 in Nova Scotia wanted to be a part of the fun, so we drilled him on some questions.  Turns out, each question was just another excuse to go into more stories  about the artists he has met...just don't ask him about Bryan Adams.  We also learned how to tell the difference between an accent from Nova Scotia and one from Maine.  It's all on our all too brief podcast this week. Don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter at https://www.wddimpodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
JC Douglas Interview

JC Douglas Interview

2020-04-0359:56

We are thrilled to get the opportunity to talk to Nova Scotia radio legend, JC Douglas. We talk about all things radio including first jobs, favorite Canadian bands and a few hijnks involving David Letterman and another with Tom Snyder.  Of course we talk music and apparently JC is not afraid to bust out a tune or two.  .  JC made a Spotify playlist for us.  It contains at least 35% Canadian content.  It's all great fun.  Enjoy! Sign up for our monthly newsletter at https://www.wddimpodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Please, please tell me now!  What was the number 1 song on the World Famous KROQ's 1983 countdown?  Well you'll just have to listen to the podcast  because I think it is something you should know, but I'll say no more. In this episode we count down the top ten songs as determined by Los Angeles radio station KROQ from 1983.  We talk about two different dances, "Safety" and "Let's" and the crazy dance attached to Tears For Fears "Mad World" video.  We also talk creepy songs from "Every Breath You Take" to "Nights on Broadway", yes the BeeGees classic is super creepy.  Listen to it all and check out all the songs and some special videos on our website https://www.wddimpodcast.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
Well in this time of social distancing we heed the words of David Bowie, "I don't want to go out.  I want to say in.  And get things done".  We do our best by consuming bagels and talking about haircuts, the German language and Weird Al.  It's Madness from these two Talking Heads!  Yes, both these bands are also on this ten song chunk of songs played in 1983 on KROQ Roq of the 80s.   May I suggest you follow along on our Spotify playlist which can be found on our What Difference Does It Make website.  Sign up for our newsletter while you're visiting. https://www.wddimpodcast.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wddim/message
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