K2.0 • Students Teaching Students

When teaching you want to take chances when trying to instill confidence into your students. Today I allowed a student to teach his peers in the recording studio. It went far better than I ever expected.

A tour of Detroit School of Digital Technology

I want to thank Taurean Thomas at DSDT for giving my students a tour of the facility. Imagine a school built from the ashes of an old police station. I love taking my students to DSDT. They are a very inspiring group of educators.

David Santo • 831 song

I produced this music video for my friend David Santo.   831 is about a woman who has been lied to and cheated on. And, after all that mess, she struggles with this question – how is she going to make sense out of her life?

This is a brilliant piece of music and I wanted to give it a trippy, dreamy psychedelic look to go along with the complexity of the music bed.  I also kept thinking about the artist who wrote this and wanted to join his love for this woman and her heartbreak into a kismetic dance.

The joining of their two souls, in the end, is in fact what we all want from love.  I hope you all enjoy this collaboration and please leave your comments.

David Santo is a Detroit musician and writer. His debut album “Faster Than Love” (1990) and his follow up album “David Santo: Rocks Against Racism” (1995) were the cornerstones of his musical career. David still performs. Check him out at 831song.com

K2.0 Vlog • Music is the great equalizer

There are days when I am in the music studio that I built for my kids and it’s then that it hits me. Music is truly the great equalizer. This is their dream that one day they will write something or spit out a rhyme that catches fire in order to change their lives and circumstances forever.  Music keeps us all dreaming of things that never seem beyond our reach because with it touching our soul nothing ever seems impossible!

K2.0 Vlog • Building Young Minds

HELLO, MY TRIBE!

I had a great day creating with my kids. I bought a new backdrop and that meant lots of fun taking pics. It’s an absolute privilege to able to teach these kids how to be creative. From the ashes of my previous life, I rose back up to become this…I am truly lucky to be alive for these memories.

Why are contact lenses more regulated than guns?

Hey Gun Nuts!

Let make guns at least as regulated as contact lenses.

K2.0 • We cannot change the cards we are dealt.

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We can’t change the cards we are dealt. We can only play our hand in the best possible way. You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out why life has to be so hard sometimes or you can just accept it and push forward in pursuit of your dreams.
 
You can choose to see your circumstances as fraught with trials and problems or you can instead see how truly lucky you are.
 
I choose to see my life as lucky! I have a wonderful daughter. Friends that love and care for me. I have a warm place to lay my head at night and I still have dreams in my soul. In the sum total of my life, the ups have far surpassed the downs.
 
So whatever hand I am dealt. I will play that hand until the game is over. It’s not like I have never been flush before. I’ve sat in the winner’s seat and have been privileged to its rewards and honors. My day will come again when the cards will once again favor me. When that day arrives I will once again bask in the excitement and the thrill of seeing the impossible happen. I will rise up in my seat and wink that wink of confidence in knowing that my time has come again. That the cards this time are in my favor and that destiny is about to turn her head and smile my way. ~K2.0 https://tinyurl.com/kq8ldof

When you are a stand up comedian • Detroit’s Legendary Comedy Castle

Sometimes as artist and performers we get so busy with reaching for the stars that we forget the very foundation that got us there in the first place. No Detroit comedian would be who they are today if it wasn’t for the temple that began it all. ~K2.0 #comedy #standup #comedians #comedycastle#markridleyscomedycastle #detroitcomedy

K2.0 Heartbroken Child • My Life in 20 Minutes

Hello My Tribe. Happy New Year!

I’M beginning this new year with my bold and artistic vision for my future. This is a twenty minute documentary that I have created as a witness and testament to the fact that you can rebuild and become whole again. I have created a story that takes individual Instagram minutes and brings them together into one fluid story. When broken up each one-minute video is a stand alone story of its own. I have created in essence an Instagram Documentary. It’s cropped in that size and retains all of the social media aspects of the original videos.

I have also added something else that I always loved from the 80’s MTV and POP Up Videos days. I have added notes inside of the video outlining my thoughts and other factual information. You will read along as you watch the story unfold before your eyes.

There are so many people to thank who have gotten me to this place. That the list would be endless. You all know who you are and I LOVE YOU for the faith you have kept in me. This is just the beginning of many more documentaries that will come from me this year. I have finally found the key that I was looking for as a storyteller and I have a decade of minutes to produce now.

My hope is this documentary helps those with depression and suicidal thoughts think about what their life can become.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT AT this very minute someone is thinking about killing themselves. They feel lost and alone just like I did and not one of us knows what they are about to do.

Maybe if they watch my story they will realize that life is a precious gift filled with wonderful surprises. We can’t help everyone but everyone can help somebody by sharing their story. This is my witness and all I ask of you is to:

PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS. IT COST YOU NOTHING TO PAY IT FORWARD AND MAYBE TOGETHER WE SAVE A LIFE.

Also please leave your comments below. I might use them in a future doc.

THANK YOU MY TRIBE! I LOVE YOU ALL.

You are a miracle!

Don’t let anyone make you feel differently!

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