Author: June.

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Songs in the Key of Life 29: “Work to Do”

Songs in the Key of Life, personal reflections, being busy, Vanessa Williams, Work to Do, life lessons...

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Songs in the Key of Life 28: “In My Life”

A New Year's prayer, of sorts....

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Songs in the Key of Life 25: “A Change is Gonna Come”

Maybe it's time to make a change?...

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Songs in the Key of Life 24: “Hey Young World”

Seems like the youth need teaching more now than ever. We let June talk to 'em, with a little help from Rick the Ruler....

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Songs in the Key of Life 23: “Spirit”

Sometimes, all you need to regain perspective is to go away for a little while....

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Songs In the Key of Life 22: “Made Up My Mind”

Religious hypocrisy is a touchy subject, but June is unafraid to discuss it in the latest Songs in the Key of Life column....

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Songs In The Key of Life 21: “A Song For Mama”

June pays tribute to a very special person in the latest edition of Songs in the Key of Life....

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Songs In The Key Of Life 20: “Champagne Life”

June celebrates life in this week's Songs in the Key of Life column, with a little help from Ne-Yo....

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Songs in the Key of Life 19: “The Sound of Silence”

June looks over the devastation that followed Hurricane Sandy by choosing a classic from one of the acts most closely identified with New...

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Who The Hell Is…Fred The Godson?

Check out Bronx-raised MC Fred The Godson. Is he the next big thing?...

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Songs In The Key of Life 18: “Cry”

It's okay to cry. Right?...

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Songs in the Key of Life 16: “Superman”

What would you do if you could save mankind but weren't sure how to save yourself?...

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Songs in the Key of Life 15: “I Came To Win”

Come hard or don't come at all....

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Songs in the Key of Life 14: “Street Dreams”

Statistically I should be dead or in prison so either I’m a ghost writer, this is a letter from an upstate correctional facility,...

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Songs in the Key of Life 13: “I Can Only Be Me”

How can I not select a Stevie Wonder song? After all, this column is named after one of his best selling albums… As I look back on...

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Songs in the Key of Life 12: “Me & Mrs. Jones”

A lesson on keeping up with the joneses-from someone who now knows better. Welcome to our latest Songs in the Key of Life column....

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Songs In The Key of Life 11: “Love”

A very simple subject for today's Songs in the Key of Life column-love. Soundtrack provided by Musiq Soulchild....

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Songs In The Key of Life 9: “Another F.U. Song”

June uses Reel Big Fish's "Another F.U. Song" to vent his frustration about the shitty day he had....

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Songs in the Key of Life 8: “Human”

I’ve heard it said before: “opinions are like a##holes, everybody has one”. It’s so easy to give advice to other...

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Songs in the Key of Life 7: “I’m Coming Out”

In order to make things happen, you need to advertise. June discusses that subject, to the tune of a Diana Ross classic, in the latest...

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Songs In The Key Of Life 6: “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”

I searched my catalog for the perfect song but couldn’t find one with the content I needed. Every song of interest had the theme...

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Songs In The Key Of Life 4: “Open My Heart”

In a moment when the world seems crazy, songs like Yolanda Adams' "Open My Heart" do much to heal....

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Songs In The Key Of Life 3: “Spaceship”

Everyone needs to have their own spaceship...or so June says, in this week's Songs In The Key Of Life column....

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Songs In The Key Of Life 2: “In My Hood”

Hip-hop can be great motivational music. But not all the time, as June learned at his job......

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Songs In The Key Of Life Vol. 1: “Radio”

Lyfe's "Radio" kicks off a new installment of Songs in the Key of Life, which examines music that plays a part in your personal evolution....