What Difference Does It Make Podcast Episode 8 Tribute Bands

Tom Petty Tribute Band

Dave and Holly discuss tribute bands.  Holly sees the band Heartbreak Over Petty.  And would Holly actually take a couple Sheryl Crow albums as her Desert Island Discs? Would Dave take The Smithereens?

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Retro Futrura Review

On this edition of the What Difference Does It Make podcast, 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 Kajagoogoo and Annabella of Bow Wow Wow.

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MTV Anniversary Podcast

MTV, VJs, MTV Launch

On this edition of What Difference Does It Make, Dave and Holly give you a special 2 Part podcast of the day that was August 1, 1981 and discuss the first 25 videos played. You can find it wherever your favorite podcasts are streamed.

Part one includes everyone’s favorite music trivia question, the questionable musical direction of Styx and Holly learns the definition of brass when it’s in your pocket.

In part two 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”

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What Difference Does It Make Episode 5

1980 forbidden zone Danny Elfman

Forbidden Zone (1980) Danny Elfman



Dave & Holly continue to discuss their love (and hate) of music from 1980. Dave reviews 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 spoti.fi/2LiRpJm


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The Count Episode 82

Twenty One Pilots 2018

This week as we count down the top ten Alt Rock songs in the country. We’ll play you the latest from Twenty One 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.

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The Count Episode 81

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.

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What Difference Does It Make

Hey Strangers!

As Staind once said, It’s been awhile.

Yes, like everyone else in the world, I now have a podcast.  It’s called What Difference Does It Make. And along with my partner in crime, Holly Cantos, we will talk about everything 80s and beyond.  It should be fun…until it’s not. I will post the podcasts on this site as Google tells me that it would be good for my analytics…whatever that is.

More FYI’s, if you listen through Anchor on your phone, you will hear the music on either Spotify or Apple Music interspersed into the podcast.  Otherwise, it’s just us blabbering.

I have a Spotify Playlist that you can follow. Subscribe and also follow us on the usual suspects, Instagram and Twitter

Also, we know the sound is poor especially in the first episode.  It’s a work in progress.  We can laugh about it after we figure this out.

So without further ado, I give you the first 4 eps of What Difference Does It Make.  In 3D!  Just kidding, but wouldn’t that be cool?



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Greatest Hits/Hiatus

Jim James

Let’s Not Get Carried Away cover boy Jim James of My Morning Jacket

May 2 is the 6th anniversary of Let’s Not Get Carried Away.  This is the 1,520th post.  I’m pretty sure I posted consistently Monday through Friday but it’s been over two months since I last posted.  Like all bands, there comes a time when you need to go on hiatus.  It might be temporary, it might be permanent.  Until these services also go on hiatus you can always find me on Twitter or Instagram…  When bands go on hiatus the record label is always quick to release a greatest hits album.  Here are ten of my favorite posts.

Side 1

  1. OBL-My first official post
  2. 2 For 2uesday-The power of the Cheap Trick social media army led to February 16, 2016 being my most viewed day
  3. New Music Tuesday-The most searched name on my website was Bob Ezrin….not sure why Google thought this was a good place but this is where they landed.
  4.  Rock Star Tattoos: My most viewed post
  5. History Of The Eagles: People still are fascinated with why they originally broke up

Side 2

6. RUSH Fans: I tweeted out how amazing Rush fans are.  The RUSH twitter account retweeted my tweet and RUSH fans prove how devoted they are in anything mentioning their beloved power trio.

7. Happy Birthday Paul McCartney: 70 fun facts about Sir Paul

8. Keith Richards is 70: I learned my lesson to keep it brief so Keith Richards gets only 10 fun facts.

9. Joel Oberstein:  I wrote many homages to artists and music executives that passed away. This one was the most painful to write.

10. Listen Up, Youngsters!: I couldn’t let a greatest hits package not included Bruce Springsteen.  In 2012, he was the SXSW keynote speaker and of course did not disappoint.

This is definitely not the end, so Let’s Not Get Carried Away.  Here’s comes the encore.

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New Music Friday: Thundercat

Thundercat "Drunk"

Based on two songs I’m all in for the new album by Thundercat.  The album is called Drunk.

These two songs are the soon to be Yacht Rock Classic “Show You The Way” featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.


The other song is the soon to be Anti-Valentine song “Friend Zone”.  Favorite lyrics: “I’m your biggest fan/But I guess that’s not just good enough/You stuck me in the friend zone” “Don’t call me/Don’t text me/After 2 a.m/I have enough friends.”



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Localchella is coming

Goldenvoice presents April ticketsIt’s being called Goldenvoice presents April but it’s always been known as Localchella.  Bands that are locked in for two weekends at Coachella venture out and play local venues.  It’s a great way to actually see bands in an actual club with an appreciative audience.  Go figure.

Tickets start to go on sales this weekend so pick and choose and get out!  I know I will.

Click on the poster to find all the shows.  Here are my top 5.

Future Islands at The Roxy on April 13

Two Door Cinema Club & Grouplove at The Santa Barbara Bowl Friday, April 14.

Car Seat Headrest at The Regent on Monday April 17

New Order at The Santa Barbara Bowl on Tuesday, April 18

The Avalanches at The Fonda on Wednesday, April 19


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