David Quintana on The Bash, the hits and lobbying at the Swing Space

David Quintana speaking at at conference in Sacramento. Photo by Scott Duncan, Capitol Weekly

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Sacramento lobbyist David Quintana joins us to talk about The Bash – the blowout party formerly known as the Back-to-Session-Bash – that will happen Wednesday, June 29. The Bash is a who’s who of California capitol folks, eager to get out and let their hair down for a night of dancing, drinking and speculating about who the surprise musical guest will be. (Last year: Too Short. This year: who knows? David’s not saying.) The conversation went far afield, covering everything from The Archies to the Darien Gap to lobbying in the new legislative Swing Space.

Also, we offer up our choice for Who Had the Worst Week in California Politics, and this week is a DOOZY.

Episode Notes

:28 When IS The Bash this year?

1:41 “Too Short’s live version of ‘Blow the Whistle’ was better than the record!”

4:18 Full Disclosure: Media Sponsor

4:38 “I called Anthony York and I said ‘you look like you like to party….'”

6:14 Capitol Weekly: After Dark

8:59 The music: “This year will be a little different”

9:56 Does The Bash just happen in Summer now?

11:40 Musical guest hint: he’s current; he’s 6’6.

16:19 The DJ life

18:14 Shout-out to Pressed Cafe (at 18th and L, not 17th)

19:20 “How the F—- was that a hit?”

21:24 The Darien Gap

23:17 Lobbying in the Swing Space

26:52 #WWCA

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