Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apologies for the delay in details 505ers! But I was recording a music video for a small assignment inside the building of Warehouse 508. While your hopefully enjoying the music video, be sure to check out the background within the video, all filmed @ the warehouse.       "Fly Away" song and video by Justin Hood 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Inside Warehouse 508

Here I stand on the corner of 508 first St. ready to begin my day at Warehouse 508.

Today, before I start making calls to confirm sponsors for upcoming events, I would like to give you a tour of Warehouse 508. 
Our office manager, who we call "Momma Bear" opens up the warehouse every morning at 9 a.m.

Between 9 and 10, the rest of the crew begins to trickle in and wake each other up with jokes and music. Once everyone gets their jukebox fix, the headphones come on and the W508 crew tune out the world and dive into their work.

Let me take you into the main floor of the warehouse, which currently is under 
construction. The main floor is approximately 10,000 sq. ft. This area will be the main venue hall, in which we will have large concerts, workshops and just about any cool type of event your imagination can muster.

Next, let's shuffle downstairs to the basement of the warehouse, which actually wont be renovated until phase 2 of the construction process. Down here is where we hope to have a movie theater to showcase youth and independent films, a full-functional recording studio for aspiring musicians, fashion design studio and screen-printing. Is there anything else you guys could see going on down here when renovated?

My partner in crime and all other entrepreneurial endeavors, Dan Lewis, has been involved with Warehouse 508 before it was even Warehouse 508. Here we are discussing some site planning for an event.
I hope this small teaser of the inside of Warehouse 508 will inspire you to get involved or just throw me your ideas.

P.S What would you like to see more of?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quick layout question...

How does the white text look over the black background? Easy on the eyes? Unbearable? Let me know, thanks.

All Ages Welcome!

It seems that the community is a bit confused on who can get involved with Warehouse 508. Yes, it is a youth-focused space but we need mentors and community members of all ages to contribute.

For example, the YCC is currently working on the programs and workshops that will begin once the warehouse opens. We want to have dance, art, recording, digital design and many other types of classes.

HERES WHERE YOU COME IN GROWNUPS! If you are sufficient in any type of trade or talent like the ones I just listed, we will be looking for individuals to teach these workshops come summer when the warehouse opens.

Beyond that, we want ALL community input. We want the parents of Albuquerque's youth telling us how they feel about the space, what would ensure them letting their child stay down at the warehouse for hours at a time and what would they like to see happen with their kids and the relationship of Warehouse 508.

We're trucking along with the planning process, but PLEASE don't feel left out! If you still hear that inner child calling, your just as much an Albuquerque youth as us.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

On the road via iphone

It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you without a fresh post to step to. Fortunately, on behalf of Warehouse 508, Radio Phoenix and other sponsors, I was invited to perform @ the South By Southwest film, music and interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Also known as SXSW.

It was a once in a lifetime experience. I had the opportunity and privlidge of being on both sides of the stage over this past week. I got to meet several of my music idols, watch national artists perform all over downtown Austin and catch some amazing acts that I never would've stumbled across if weren't for SXSW.

Comin up next... More entries and stories from the music machine SXSW.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A bittersweet day..

Today I also found out that Albuquerque's dear old Rollerking skating rink will be closing at the end of March. This is surely a sad day for roller skaters and anyone that has shared a laugh, a Slurpee, a novelty toy or a slow-skate over the past 30 years at this establishment. When I was 12 years old and too cool for roller skates, I learned how to breakdance at Rollerking; something I still do today. Just about every Friday night during my middle school years, I attained several life lessons on social skills, how to talk to girls and how to have fun all thanks to Rollerking. Thank you Rollerking for giving us kids of the 90s a place to hang. Now upwards and onwards to the kids of now and their ideas of tomorrow. 

.Another day OUT of the office.

Today was an interesting day in the office. Partially because I was not in the office due to my second job, college. Instead I was studying for a Media Law midterm. But I refused to cash the day solely on studying. Instead, I gathered my social skills and began foot-working the streets for ideas and inspiration while on the phone setting up lunch presentations for W508 at APS schools. My job and duty to the youth of Albuquerque is to bring them all together within the common threads of music, arts, non-traditional sports and entertainment. Back to the streets, a young girl contacted me today (whose name I will not mention at this point in time) about a youth planned extravaganza/project called YouthJam. I am excited to see what this is all about so I can inform YOU what it's all about. Until then... Just another day OUT the office.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Renov​ation​ has begun​ at Wareh​ouse 508 and that means​ its time to start​ takin​g your ideas​ about​ W508 and trans​latin​g them into real works​hops,​ class​es,​ conce​rts,​ art displ​ays,​ etc. to begin​ when the space​ is open.​

Give us your two cents​ (or three​ or four)​ about​ what W508 shoul​d be by takin​g our surve​y:​

W508 survey CLICK HERE 

Our Youth​ Creat​ive Counc​il will take the resul​ts of this surve​y and use them to build​ W508 
progr​ammin​g for youth​,​ by youth​.​

Calling ALL Community Members!!!

If you are interested in learning more about W508 or becoming involved, please get in contact with me. 

I love my city & I know there is an army of you out there that feel the same.


Anything from volunteering to sitting in on community meetings held every month, in which we discuss and mold what is to become W508

This project is a team effort, so please don't feel that the doors are closed on opportunities to get involved with the coolest thing happening in Albuquerque since.. Well.. This is about the coolest thing Albuquerque has offered in a good while.

P.S If you are a youth ranging from the age of 13-21 years of age, there are still several open positions on the Youth Creative Council. The YCC steers the ship when it comes to what exactly is going to happen within the walls of W508. Visit the W508 webpage and click on the link for YCC applications or call the office! (number listed on the W508 webpage) 


Youth Creative Council: The bright young faces behind the wheel of Warehouse 508.

Warehouse 508 is an arts & Entertainment venue and institute designed for youth entrepreneurial opportunities. The vision of this project (in my personal opinion) is an outlet for the youth and driven to funnel their creativity in a safe and productive environment. 

The Youth Creative Council is made up of 8 positions (Not all filled yet!) from youth as young as 16 to 22 from all corners of Albuquerque. This council is a diverse group of individuals that come from different backgrounds and subcultures within the metro area. Warehouse 508 was created to be as diverse as the city and youth it represents. 

On any given day, the YCC meets and plans events, discusses the workshops and classes that will be held at 508 once the doors open this summer. These kids have something special; the power to lead, brainstorm and create at a young and transitional age. 

As of today, the YCC has 10 unique outreach events planned throughout the months of March, April and May. Events like "Punk Prom" to "Slip n' Slide & Skimboard Comp". I shall elaborate more on the events as the YCC whips up the details. Stay tuned for more dialogue and documentary on Albuquerque's premiere arts and entertainment venue!!!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fight For The Right Follow-Up

Fight For The Right was a sensational success! Youth, parents and community members from all corners of the metro area showed up in staggering numbers. 800-1,000 to be exact. The Daily Lobo did a multimedia piece on the event and just exactly what Warehouse 508 will be once it opens its doors this summer. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Today is the day fellow albuquerqueans! 6pm @ the Civic Plaza downtown:

Live music
bboys & bgirls
over 30 vendors



Friday, February 13, 2009

For the first time in ABQ history, the city will allow a skateboarding and snowboarding competition on the Civic Plaza. 5 tons of snow, over 30 vendors, local fashion, live music, live art.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Warehouse 508 presents: SOME KILLER LOCAL BANDS!!! Live @ the Telos House on UNM campus

Albuquerque's 7th annual b-boy and hip-hop extravaganza!!! Crews from all over the Southwest come to represent. Local fashion lines, live music and positive people. All ages welcome!


Monday, February 2, 2009

Whats new in the Boo?

Albuquerque has finally decided to put the kids first, below is a description of Albuquerque's premiere youth arts and entertainment center called Warehouse 508.

Through this blog, I will cover events, mission statements and the like throughout Warehouse 508.

Warehouse 508: For the youth, by the youth. Birthed from the dreams and ideas of young individuals far and wide that call Albuquerque home.

Warehouse 508 is Albuquerque's premiere youth venue providing events, opportunities and education in fine arts, urban arts, digital design, theater, music production and MUCH more. You want it, 508 will bring it.

Warehouse 508 is currently in its planning stages and will not be open until Spring 2009. Warehouse 508 wants people from all walks of life, who are willing to work towards a common goal of a Safe, Positive and Creative venue for everyone in Albuquerque, New Mexico and beyond.

Who are the people behind 508? A diverse group of community members who are committed to a common goal of creating a safe, positive, dynamic and all ages venue for the arts, music, media and beyond in Albuquerque. Warehouse 508 will be that venue.

Friday, January 30, 2009

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