Author Archive: Efren Martinez

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20

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Pet Safety on New Years Eve

Pet Safety on New Years Eve

Pet safety on New Years Eve Every year thousands of pets get lost on New Years Eve because of a few knuckleheads that decide to break the law and shoot off their firearms. If you own a firearm, please keep it secured and don’t fire it off on New Years Eve. If you have a […]

By December 30, 2015 Read More →
ReView: A flashback of 2015

ReView: A flashback of 2015

ReView: A flashback of 2015 By Efren Martinez As we enter into 2016, I have my sights set to scale back the shows I cover as a photo journalist for the ModestoView. It’s been a wonderful ride and I’m grateful to all the artists and record labels for their show invites, interviews, press releases and […]

By December 28, 2015 Read More →
Christmas Canceled by the Grinch?

Christmas Canceled by the Grinch?

Christmas Canceled? By Efren Martinez According to Mr. Grinch, Christmas is canceled this year or he’d like it to be. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, the Grinch is at it again as he tries doing his worst to steal your 2015 Christmas. Lately he’s been seen at Modesto on Ice wreaking havoc there as […]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →
FitView – Staying Alive

FitView – Staying Alive

FitView By Efren Martinez Staying Alive Well you can tell by the way he uses his walk he’s a racing man with no time to talk. When Bob Tennent takes his place at a race you can bet that he’ll be “Staying Alive” speed walking with no “Jive Talk’n.” Eat your heart out John Travolta […]

By December 2, 2015 Read More →
Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside By Efren Martinez I don’t mind winter all that much even though I prefer the summer; but my heart really aches for the animals and the homeless who have to sleep outside when the mercury drops below freezing. Thankfully we have warm shelters for some of the homeless to escape from […]

By November 29, 2015 Read More →
FitView: Passing The Baton

FitView: Passing The Baton

Passing The Baton By Efren Martinez On September 19th I had the pleasure in not only being the DJ and Entertainer for the final Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Awareness Run & Ride; but also to run this race for the last time. Or maybe not? On that day and many days after that the same […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
Save the Tricks & Treats for the Peeps not the Pets

Save the Tricks & Treats for the Peeps not the Pets

Save the Tricks & Treats for the peeps not the pets Happy Halloween! The fun starts and ends with everyone being safe this Halloween and that would include your pets too. Please be mindful not to leave any kind of candy or sugary sweets where your pets might get into them, especially chocolate. Chocolate has […]

By October 26, 2015 Read More →
Precious Love Sat Here

Precious Love Sat Here

The Green Couch, Precious Love Sat Here By Efren Martinez If you’ve visited the Queen Bean lately, you’ve probably seen or sat on this Italian leather green couch. For my wife and I it’s more then just a sofa, it’s a foot print filled with loads of beautiful memories. This couch had been part of […]

Efren’s LP Pick for 2015, Froot

Efren’s LP Pick for 2015, Froot

So obviously the year isn’t quite over, but I’m calling it anyway. Marina And The Diamonds latest LP, Froot, is my pick for LP of the year. Froot, as in fruit but in a creative different Roxy Cool kind of way, has made more than an impression on me. It’s as if she came out […]

By October 14, 2015 Read More →
FitView – The Bionic Woman

FitView – The Bionic Woman

FitView The Bionic Woman by Efren Martinez Regardless of what your preferred sport is, fitness injuries go along with being part of the game, especially if you are runner. I personally have had more fitness injuries from running than in any other leg of a triathlon. Last May, I took note of a fellow runner, […]

Billy Idol & The Christening

Billy Idol & The Christening

Billy Idol & The Christening by Efren Martinez      While my wife and I enjoyed being extras arrested by The Hot August Night’s police for a TV show on the Velocity Network, Billy Idol was backstage getting ready to christen The Grand Sierra Resort’s newly renovated Grand Ballroom. Prior to the concert I and the […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →
Chris Cornell New LP “Higher Truth” Out Today

Chris Cornell New LP “Higher Truth” Out Today

Chris Cornell New LP “Higher Truth” Out Today Early September I received this press release below. Between life and so many other concert invites, LP reviews and other press releases I get daily, this one got away from me. Sadly, I also overlooked that Chris Cornell was going to perform one of his latest songs […]

By September 18, 2015 Read More →
GlobalView: New Order (Music Complete) LP Review

GlobalView: New Order (Music Complete) LP Review

New Order (Music Complete) LP Review by Efren Matrinez With much anticipation, I couldn’t wait to stream New Order’s new LP Music Complete into my ears. The LP isn’t scheduled to come out until September 25th, but I had the privilege to sample it at the beginning of September. Here’s my take on New Order’s […]

By September 16, 2015 Read More →
Heat Message for ModestoView Readers

Heat Message for ModestoView Readers

Greetings ModestoView Readers: The temps will keep rising till this weekend today 105 tomorrow 107 and the following day it will be hotter. It’s Dangerously Hot Outside: These next few days will be very hard on all our outdoor animals as well as the elderly who have no air conditioning. Even with a water/swamp cooler, […]

By September 9, 2015 Read More →
FitView – A, B, C, or Maybe D?

FitView – A, B, C, or Maybe D?

FitView By Efren Martinez A, B, C, or Maybe D? The rules are still the same but the definitions in group cycling speed categories seem to have jumped to warp speed. If you’re a cyclist then you’re familiar with the different group ride divisions; A, B, C & D. “A” division would be for the […]

By September 5, 2015 Read More →