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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Catching Up With Switchfoot

Catching Up With Switchfoot

Catching Up with Switchfoot By Efren Martinez We’ve all been enjoying Switchfoot’s music since before they were known as Switchfoot. Back in 1996, they called themselves Chin Up. Since then, the Grammy Award winning band has had more than a successful career, with world-wide recognition and a giving heart that is as huge as their […]

By June 30, 2015 Read More →
FitView – Leave Your Fears at the Seashore

FitView – Leave Your Fears at the Seashore

FitView By Efren martinez Leave your fears at the seashore The benefits of open-water swimming are many if you can just get past the fear that goes along with it. Swimming at your local gym’s pool is much safer after all, you’re in a heated pool with a lifeguard on hand. In fact, the biggest […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
Neon Trees – Speaking Personally Interview

Neon Trees – Speaking Personally Interview

Neon Trees Speaking Personally By Efren Martinez I haven’t had this much fun with a band since Fitz and The Tantrums. Their 80’s boudoir flair got my attention. Their music makes me dance, and their courage is well, encouraging. Just recently, I spoke with a member of the band Neon Trees, Chris Allen, by phone […]

By June 4, 2015 Read More →
Modesto Memorial Classic – Sat May 23

Modesto Memorial Classic – Sat May 23

More Bang for your Racing Buck! With so many races these days, it’s sometimes challenging to be able to afford to race them all. I myself, like most, have an allocated yearly racing budget. This is why I’ve adopted the idea to race the ones that are closest to my heart as well as the […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →
FitView – Old Guys Rule

FitView – Old Guys Rule

FitView By Efren Martinez Old Guys Rule I met Alton Raibfe at the Oakdale Library 5K and 1 mile run last February. At first when I saw him, I thought to myself “This older guy shouldn’t be out here cheering on the runners! It’s windy, cold and raining!” Much to my surprise, Alton wasn’t there […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
FitView

FitView

Jawbone Verses Fitbit By Efren Martinez These days, there are a number of wearable fitness trackers on the market. In 2011, two of the most popular trackers debuted, the Fitbit and the Jawbone. Both do pretty much the same thing. They track your everyday activities such as steps taken, distance traveled, active minutes, sleep, and […]

By April 1, 2015 Read More →
OK GO Hungry Ghost

OK GO Hungry Ghost

Hungry Ghost By Efren Martinez On March 21st OK Go returns to The Warfield in San Francisco. In October of 2014, OK Go released their latest LP “Hungry Ghost” that features 12 amazing new songs. OK Go has been hitting the airwaves hard for some time now. They’ve had numerous hit singles, as well as […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →
Styx Free Show!

Styx Free Show!

Free Styx Show It was July of last year when the Retro Band, Styx, graced The Gallo Center for The Arts in Modesto. If you were there you experienced a Rockin’ good time. Just recently I received an email from their publicist for a free show. This Styx concert won’t be happening at any local […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →
FitView- Chasing Shadows

FitView- Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows By Efren Martinez On Sunday, March 29th, many of you will be chasing shadows at The Modesto Marathon and your Quake DJ in fitness will be there once again to send you off with some energetic beats as well as welcome you back at the finish line. The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →
Billy Idol: King of the Underground

Billy Idol: King of the Underground

Generation X King of The Underground: Billy Idol By: Efren Martinez There is no better way to say, “I love you” than with a “rebel yell.” On Valentine’s weekend I took my wife to Billy Idol’s Kings and Queens of The Underground concert in Oakland. In October of 2014 Billy brought forth another Rockin’ masterpiece […]

By February 27, 2015 Read More →
FitView – Lose Weight and Maintain

FitView – Lose Weight and Maintain

Lose Weight & Maintain By Efren Martinez The holidays are over and so are all of the wonderful memories of 2014, including those delicious delectable delights. Or are they? It’s February, and for many Americans we are now being continuously reminded of how much we indulged at the end of the year just by looking […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
Save A Life 2015

Save A Life 2015

Save a life in 2015 By Efren Martinez January 1st is the start of a new and the best way to start the New Year would be to keep on giving like they way we’ve been doing throughout this Holy Season. Please consider giving something much more this January 2015 than a monetary gift, the […]

By January 2, 2015 Read More →
FitView – Walk with It

FitView – Walk with It

Everyday is a Blessing-Walk to it! As we enter 2015 I reflect on so much that I accomplished in my fitness competitions in 2014. But I’m also reflecting on so much more of what I lost. That would be the borrowed time we have with each other and our pets. In the fall I wrote […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →
For Pets Sake – Pet Fitness

For Pets Sake – Pet Fitness

Efrens’ Note: Zoe passed away on December 9.  We had learned not too long ago that the abundance of weight that we struggled to get her to lose was actually a rapid growing cancerous tumor that grew to the size of a grapefruit.  On Tuesday Zoey’s tumor ruptured and we had no choice but to […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
FitView – Inspirational Fit

FitView – Inspirational Fit

FitView An Inspirational Fit By Efren Martinez Erica Hughes is the founder and co-owner of Get Fit Inspirational Studio. She’s been in fitness for 16 years. She began the journey alone as the lone business owner but recently took on two incredible partners in July of 2014, Tara and Jonathan Crenshaw. Collectively, Erica and her […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →