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.
King Neeko: The Hustle is Real
oining us just in time for a royal coronation we have the popular British historian and TV presenter Helen Carr. We get into the complicated love-hate history between England and France, how the Plantagenet Dynasty was always in the middle of all of it, and why she chose to write the definitive history of John of Gaunt – the hub for almost all of the 14th-century medieval spokes. Helen also gives her honest take on the modern royal family, the nature of celebrity, and the upcoming coronation of Charles III.
*Note this episode had some technical difficulties so you will notice a couple of jumps in the episode, but we did a great job of editing so it’s still an entertaining romp through British history. Thank you for understanding and enjoy the FABULOUS Helen Carr!!
King Neeko: The Hustle is Real
YouTube comic and hip-hop star King Neeko had a misspent youth in and out of prison but now he’s blowing up on social media! He tell us about how he fell into “the life” and how he was able to pull himself out, and why he wants to help other. But we also get into the nitty gritty details of jail vs. prison, how to survive your first week, who the prison MVPs are and so many ways prisons are resourceful.
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party) by The Beastie Boys
This episode of How the #@&! Was That a Hit is “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” by the Beastie Boys. The Beastie Boys are a groundbreaking hip-hop trio from New York City that blended rap, rock, punk, funk, and more in their innovative and influential music. And “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” took the punk roots of the Boys (did you know they started as a hardcore punk band with a female drummer??), and with the help of their buddy producing legend Rick Rubin, made an abrasive and aggressively dumb song with an aggressively dumb video taking a punk ethos to the burgeoning hip hop sound. It was a sound that was unlike any other up to them – but should it have been such a huge hit? Let’s discuss it.
Juan Corona: The Machete Murderer w/ Det. John Cabrera
Our audience’s favorite guest, Detective John Cabrera, returns to the Quintana Show! Today we cover another forgotten serial killer: Juan Corona. In 1971, a year that saw Patty Hearst, the Charles Manson trials, and the Zodiac Killer, the deadliest killer in US history was in the sleepy river burg of Marysville California. Juan Corona killed at least 25 down-on-their-luck drifters in the course of a couple of months before being caught. But this forgotten story is more complicated than it seems, with multiple trials, a mysterious brother, cries of racism, and a defense attorney more interested in a book deal than his client, it’s a case for the ages. But after sifting through the plethora of evidence – even a retired homicide detective thinks the case is a little weak.
This Song Changed Music Forever: “Believe” by Cher
Cher is waaaaay bigger than you thought! She has been a pop star, fashion icon, Oscar-winning actress, and cultural phenom since the mid-60s but didn't have her biggest number 1 until she was 52 years old! Regrouping in London after being dropped by her label Cher...
How the @#$!% Was That a Hit: “My Ding-a-Ling”
In the summer of 1972, the US was withdrawing forces from Vietnam, there were talks of a mysterious burglary at the Watergate Hotel, the first episode of The Price is Right aired, and for two weeks Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-Ling" was the number 1 song in America. It...
An Icon Vanished: Searching for Sly Stone w/ Michael Rubenstone
He was a genius who straddled musical genres, broke barriers, and stole the show at the greatest musical event ever: Woodstock. Sylvester Stewart, better known as “Sly Stone,” was the songwriter, arranger, producer, singer, and virtuoso on any instrument in the studio...
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