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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The Sampler in Review

The Sampler in Review

Sampling the Sampler By Efren Martinez The 18th Annual Downtown Modesto Sampler was a real treat. You might even say it was something like “Trick or Treating”. As my wife and I visited close to 20 of the 30 participating restaurants and cafes I found myself reminiscing and comparing it to Halloween from my youth. […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
FitView: Inspirational Earl

FitView: Inspirational Earl

FitView: Inspirational Earl By Efren Martinez FitView: Inspirational Earl By Efren Martinez I recently had the pleasure to DJ  an event with Big Earl. You all might know him from his bands, “Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame”  or maybe “The Poorhouse Millionaires”. I couldn’t help but do a doubletake when I saw him. WOW! […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
Bad Bad Hats Interview

Bad Bad Hats Interview

Bad Bad Hats Interview by Efren Martinez A few days ago I had the pleasure of interviewing the bands lead singer Kerry Alexander from Bad Bad Hats. This Indie rock band from Minneapolis just released their upcoming sophomore album, Lightning Round, out August 3 on Afternoon Records. Bad Bad Hats debut album, Psychic Reader, came […]

By August 26, 2018 Read More →
Fitter at 50

Fitter at 50

FitView: Fitter at 50 By Efren Martinez Last month I turned 50 years young and I’m the healthiest and happiest I’ve ever been in my life. It’s taken me 15 years of a dedicated healthy lifestyle that included a strict diet and long hours of fitness to be fit at 50. Sure I’ve had a […]

By August 4, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Fitness Don’ts

FitView – Fitness Don’ts

FitView By Efren Martinez Fitness Don’ts We all strive to be as healthy as we can; we eat right and are always looking to challenge ourselves daily with smarter workout plans to maintain or make us stronger. But at what extreme is too much? Quite often I see many of my friends pushing themselves with […]

By July 22, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Fitness Bursts

FitView – Fitness Bursts

By Efren Martinez Fitness Bursts The standard has been set up for years, long workouts are the most beneficial to your overall health and life span. Or are they? Just recently all this has changed. New studies out now are continually starting to show that fitness bursts are and can be just as effective as […]

Run/Walk for Veterans

Run/Walk for Veterans

  Run/Walk for our Veterans By Efren Martinez Saturday morning our community comes together to support and run for our Veterans. The Modesto Memorial Classic run, walk and race in o May 26th, 2018. Proceeds in part benefit our Modesto Vet Center programs such as their recreational and social activities. This is a great way for […]

By May 23, 2018 Read More →
FitView Get Your Move On!

FitView Get Your Move On!

FitView: Get Your Move On! By Efren Martinez On May 5th Rina’s Run reincarnates into Ripon’s Run! Join us for the inaugural race of Ripon’s Run at Ripon’s High School Stadium.  Keeping the vibe and the excitement of Rina’s Run was one of Mike Mason’s, the race directors, primary goals along with adding a new […]

By May 2, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Train Like a Frogman

FitView – Train Like a Frogman

FitView By Efren Martinez Train Like A Frogman When we think of a frogman, most of us usually tie that with a Navy Seal. My comparison would be to train similar to one of these heroes if you’re a tri-athlete. Just recently I headed back to the Sea of Cortez for some winter open-ocean training. […]

By April 11, 2018 Read More →
FitView Balls to the Wall

FitView Balls to the Wall

F FitView: Balls to the Wall By Efren Martinez As a man in fitness, I’m always thinking about how I can live a healthy active lifestyle outside of my regular workout routines. Swim, Bike, Run is a great deal of fun and a must as a Tri-Athlete. Although if you’re looking to incorporate more ways […]

By March 5, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Let’s Dance

FitView – Let’s Dance

FitView By Efren Martinez Just Dance! One of the biggest enjoyments for me as a Quake DJ is to see a fully packed dance floor at any one of my gigs that I’m entertaining. Being able to move our bodies to the rhythm of a beat is in no doubt in my mind a gift […]

FitView – Skip to This

FitView – Skip to This

FitView By Efren Martinez Skip To This The holidays have begun and your time for your workouts may have gotten shorter. It’s OK! Just 10 minutes a day may be all you need for the month of December, so that you can enjoy these most important Holiday times with our friends and family. Some of […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
Seal Standards

Seal Standards

Seal in San Francisco Grammy Award Winner Seal performed a one of a kind performance with The San Francisco Symphony on Thursday, November 30th. Seal sang an amazing collage of songs with the Symphony from his new album Standards. The record brings Seal’s smooth and unique soulful take to jazz/swing classics from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone among others. […]

By December 19, 2017 Read More →
Gary Numan Electronic Music Icon

Gary Numan Electronic Music Icon

Electronic Music Icon Returns To San Francisco Text and Photos by Efren Martinez On November 19th we headed back to The Fillmore to witness the talented Gary Newman. Gary is no stranger to those in the professional music industry. His music has effected such Artists as Nine Inch Nails, Janet Jackson and the list goes […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
OK GO! Live at the Fillmore

OK GO! Live at the Fillmore

OK GO at The Fillmore By Efren Martinez Another brilliant performance by OK GO on November 2nd in San Francisco. My wife and I, as well as a full house of fans, enjoyed the show. Damian, OK Go’s lead singer, made it particularly up close and personal when he directly stepped off the center of […]

By November 7, 2017 Read More →