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David Quintana’s professional history spans nearly two decades in and around the State Capitol. Mr. Quintana provides clients with strategy development, policy analysis, relationship-building, campaign consulting, and unapparelled direct lobbying services.  Quintana’s reach extends into numerous sectors, including high-tech/social media, finance, energy, education, health and business districts and gaming.

After serving in the United States Air Force for a decade, Mr. Quintana then graduated from the University of California, Davis and the Boston College School of Law. He has the unique ability to combine his political connections with policy knowledge. This is why whenever there is a big fight brewing in the political arena, David Quintana is brought in to generate results.

Mr.Quintana launched his famous Back to Session Bash 15 years ago and it has since become the “Must Attend” event of each year since. The event has grown from a modest gathering for Capitol staffers to a star-studded blowout drawing in thousands of guests with lines to get in around the building. With each Bash it has hosted an array of Celebrity performances, from Coolio in 2015, to Lil Jon in 2020. Lets just say Mr. Quintana knows how to throw a party.

Mr. Quintana has been a regular guest on major media and paper outlets. In 2019, for the ninth time in 10 years, Capitol Weekly named Mr. Quintana one of the Capitol’s Top 100 “Power Players” in their annual list. In December of 2016 he was also featured in Sacramento Magazine as one of the key power players in state politics. 

He Got Lucky: “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Taco

It’s September of 1983: Martina Navratilova wins her first Wimbledon, The Big Chill was king of the box office, Vanessa Williams is the first black Miss America, and the #4 song in America is… Puttin’ on the Ritz by Taco?? How and why did this song from the 1920s regain popularity in the 80s and should it have been such a huge hit? Tim and Q break down the interesting Dutch-Indonesian performer behind the song, the Dutch-Indonesian rock scene that he rose from, and the power behind MTV music video selections during that period, and, for the first time, they both agree: it should NOT have been a hit!

This Song Changed Music Forever: “Believe” by Cher

The media sold her as the little old lady grandma that also turned out to be a serial killer: Dorothea Puente. But the truth was she was a lifetime grifter with a self-curated fiction. The crimes shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone following her – but that was the problem: no one was. Before the Netflix documentary, we had retired Detective John Cabrera on the show to talk us through the whole Dorothea Puente story. And in this Quintana Show Remix, we hear the whole saga from her origins through his discoveries of bodies to him chasing her down you will learn everything you thought you knew was wrong and more…

Remix: The Devil’s Landlord of F.St ft: Detective John Cabrera

The media sold her as the little old lady grandma that also turned out to be a serial killer: Dorothea Puente. But the truth was she was a lifetime grifter with a self-curated fiction. The crimes shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone following her – but that was the problem: no one was. Before the Netflix documentary, we had retired Detective John Cabrera on the show to talk us through the whole Dorothea Puente story. And in this Quintana Show Remix, we hear the whole saga from her origins through his discoveries of bodies to him chasing her down you will learn everything you thought you knew was wrong and more…

How the @#$!% Was That a Hit: “Rapture” by Blondie 

From 1979 to 1981 Blondie was the biggest band in the world with FOUR #1 hits in a year and a half – when that really meant something. And that third #1 was “Rapture” – a rap song that most of America had never heard of this thing called “rap.” It was clearly a smash but it definitely has fomented controversy .… is it the first rap hit? Or the first female rap hit? Or the first hit featuring rap?

Did Blondie exploit the NY DJ scene to line their pockets? Was Debbie Harry a Culture Vulture? Tim and Q take you through the 3rd hit of 1981 from NY underground legends Blondie.

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