Make Me Miserable By Karin Ann

Make Me Miserable combines high energy pop-punk with nostalgic 80s influences, while lyrically dealing with the painful realisation that an exciting new love may not be what it appears to be. Featuring a music video that documents Ann’s live shows over the last few months. “I didn’t really want to do a narrative music video with this song. It’s very upbeat and fun and I wanted the video to have the same energy. I love the people that support me and this is a little bit of a tribute to them because there are some great moments captured in the video.” The background story for this song is quite simple, there was a guy i really liked and i thought he really liked me, things seemed to be going great and then i found out he had a girlfriend the whole time.

Pimpin’ Change is Flyah!


Pimpin’ Change knows what kind of music moves him. Expressive lyrics that paint pictures across intoxicating beats. Bluesy rhythms that meld into hip-hop soul. Melodic flows that lure one’s true nature out. His music is designed to shake the soul.

Pimpin’ Change – also known as Jeremy Hill – first developed this sonic understanding in the 6th grade, where he played the trumpet in the school band. The band director restricted the students’ musicality to playing a strict set of songs that may be considered classics by some but, for Jeremy, failed to deliver the exuberant inner tingling that he knew music could provide. He craved a sense of connection to the art he was consuming, and soon found himself forming musical bonds with artists whose words resonated with him: deeply emotional storytellers like Z-Ro, expressive innovators like DJ Screw, ambitious rebels like Pimp-C. Together they form a pyramid of Jeremy’s greatest creative inspirations, with Chad “Pimp C” Butler seated firmly at the top.

In addition to channeling the gritty bombast and street discipleship of Pimp C, the legendary rapper also serves as inspiration for Jeremy’s stage name. But instead of adopting the unsavory denotation, he flipped it into something more positive. Pimpin’ Change means making the most out of every situation, good or bad. To be the architect of your outcomes. To turn lemons into lemonade. “I’m not going to pimp somebody else out of something,” he said. “I’m going to pimp my own change.”

Though certain songs and genres didn’t appeal to him as a 6th grader, his perspective changed once he started taking audio engineering courses at Temple Community College. There, he was exposed to theatrical scoring, classical music, and symphonic arrangements, all of which inspired him to take his work to another level. He now produces, writes, records, mixes, and masters all the music he releases on his record label, Country Dreams Entertainment, incorporating more complex sounds into his soul stirring artistry.

One of the biggest lessons Pimpin’ Change has learned on his musical journey is that quality may take time to develop, but you always learn a lot in the process. He looks forward to putting what he’s learned into music that continues to move both him and others.

Flyah Review: "ALL ON YOU" by Happy Curmudgeons


Flyah Review: "ALL ON YOU" by Happy Curmudgeons


Happy Curmudgeons finds a deeper meaning.


After sizzling success with their last single, the incredible band returns to take you to a higher level.


Officially released on Sunday, October 16, 2022, "ALL ON YOU" is a welcome surprise to those who crave spiritual music




Relentlessly determined to make music their way, Happy Curmudgeons took destiny into their hands.


Refusing to be average, the music collective decided to make amazing songs on their own terms.


And you can experience their extraordinary talent on the debut album entitled "MEANT 2 BE."


They also knocked out the competition and won an award with the showstopping single entitled "2ND CHANCES."


Instead of letting massive success slow them down, Happy Curmudgeons continues to release superior music.




The top-notch production is filled with rich, exciting sounds.


With masterfully played instruments, the track will take you on a non-stop ride with supreme musicality.


Undoubtedly, A-list musicians Pepe' Espinosa and Mark Byerlyserve up a first-class percussion section.


On top of that, the outstanding vocal performances by Jeff Warner and Amy Dixon-Lavery give the track a boost.


Beyond that, the brilliantly well-written, thought-provoking lyrics will stir your soul deeply.  

This awesome track leaves you begging for more!  The vibe is calming yet full of excitement in the lyrics and instrumentation! 

The catchy chorus stands out with confidence and packs a punch with the perfect tone and delivery!




The single underutilizes Amy Dixon-Lavery's gorgeous vocals.  Her beautiful voice should have appeared earlier in the song.


Other than that, "ALL ON YOU" sounds fantastic.

DownTown Mystic Exclusive Interview



Where are you from and could you tell us a little bit of your upbringing?


Born and bred in New Jersey in a town called Maplewood. I got interested in music from as far back as I can remember. There was always music playing, either from a radio or a record player. I took to rock’n’roll like a fish to water. When The Beatles came along I got a guitar and lessons for my birthday and haven’t looked back. Once I started playing guitar I was in various bands, rehearsing in basements and garages. The earliest performance I remember was like being 5 or 6 and having my friends back me up singing in the street to impress some teenage girl I had taken a shine to. lol


If I wasn’t a musician I probably would have been a DJ because I love playing records. As a matter of fact, my whole family loved records. We’d go out at night every week or so to a record store. It was a thing to do. My uncle built his own stereo and speaker system. The house would shake from the bass when he played his records. Now I know where I got it from! lol


What genre of music do you make and when did you first decide to be a musician?


My primary genre would be Rock, more precisely Roots Rock. This includes Americana, RnR, etc. and at Radio I get classified as AltRock, so it varies. I decided as a teenager I was going to be a musician and when I went to college I began to focus on being an artist. I was really into writing songs. I don’t know what it’s like today, but back then, being a musician had status. You were looked at differently and admired for it.


Who are some of the notable artists and people that influenced your career thus far?


My influences are pretty diverse but certainly The Beatles and Stones are early ones and then Buffalo Springfield and CSNY came along and got me interested in acoustic guitars and harmonies. I think the final influence would be Rockpile from the New Wave era. It was during that time that Tom Petty came along and I began to follow him. Springsteen was also around and my band was discovered by his bass player Garry Tallent. He was our bass player for almost a year until he had to go on The River Tour with Bruce. I would hook up with him again later as a solo artist. I recorded the DownTown On E Street release with Garry and fellow E Streeter, drummer Max Weinberg. Working with them was a real eye opener.


Could you tell us about your latest project?


My latest project is called AmeriKarma. I started recording tracks with long-time compatriots Steve Holley on drums and Paul Page on bass in January 2022. I’m mixing and still recording vocals as we speak. It’s probably the most diverse project, song-wise, that I’ve ever done. In May I released the 1st single Fly and next week I’m releasing the 2nd single Superstar with the To Sir Elton With Love Mix. Those 2 songs are a good example of the diversity I’m talking about because they’re as different as you can get.  


Originally I was going to call the album Americana, because all the styles of the songs fit that category, but then I changed it to AmeriKarma because there was this feeling of karma inherent in the project. I think the Covid Pandemic has a lot to do with it. It’s like a time warp hit the world and I think there’s so much we haven’t dealt with. The songs on AmeriKarmadeal with life and death and the emotions that come with all that. I think there’s going to be a lot of new music coming out about this period.


What should we expect from you in the near future?


I think I’m going to be very busy finishing the AmeriKarma album and putting out more singles before its release sometime next year. That means radio promotion and marketing, so that will keep me busy for some time.


Could you give us some advice that you can offer to someone who is just getting started in making music?


I usually get asked this from friends who want me to tell their kids it’s a bad idea. lol 


But if someone is really into making music and is serious about it, I think this is a great time to do it because of all the tools that are so easily available. It’s a totally different game now from just the 90s and early 2000s. Think about what it would be like if you didn’t have MP3s or a computer, let alone software like Pro Tools and streaming services like Spotify. I’m always amazed at what we have at our fingertips now compared to 20 or 30 years ago.


Are there any important achievements you have gained since beginning to do music?


I think one of my main goals as an artist was to get played on the radio. Radio was THE main place to get heard until recently with Streaming. But growing up we constantly listened to the radio because that’s where you heard new things. Luckily, I finally succeeded in getting radio play. I’ve had my music played on radio stations in 35 countries around the world. I’ve been #1 on charts in the US and Europe. But my biggest achievement has been in Sync Licensing. This was not something that was on my radar until 2009 when I submitted music to a company looking for songs for their music library. I had no idea what it was all about until I got a BMI Royalty statement a year later and found out that one of those songs had been placed on The Voice! Since then I’ve had my music sync-licensed on over 230 TV shows and films.


Besides music, what are some of the things that you are into?


One of the main reasons I’m called DownTown Mystic is because I’m a Numerologist with an extensive background in Astrology, Tarot, I-Ching and Runes. So I like to put a spiritual vibe in my music when I can although I consider music, by its nature, to already have a spiritual vibe. Every day is a mystery and I like having unusual experiences, so to speak. I also like being a Magician. It’s very close to being a Musician, just a couple of letters changed. lol


Are you currently on tour or planning to be?


I’m not touring. The pandemic nearly wiped out the “live” situation and in some cases, did. I prefer the studio right now.


Any last remarks?


I’m going into promotion mode with the new single coming out, so I can’t help myself…

I’ll be one of the Featured Artists next week on the M:M Music Listening page:

I would just like to tell everyone that the new single Superstar comes out on October 14 and will be available on their favorite streaming service. Thanks!



Written by Avijit Misra

Emerging from Canada, Gorilla Tophat is one of those unique bands from North America whose music provides education and entertainment at the same time. They specialize in creating music through the fusion of Rock, Reggae and Pop. Although Bassist Alex Deuzeman is no longer a part of this band, Jon TheFawnDoea bassist from Ottawa has joined the multiple-award nominated band, keeping their ability to make quality music intact.

After making an impact at Burlington Music Festival, Gorilla Tophat is back with an awesome song titled “Disco”. I loved this song!  A miraculous combination of education and entertainment, Disco provides knowledge through its music video and enjoyment through its instrumental beats. Modern Disco and Funk music are fusing together to produce the fabulous track.  

The beats in the beginning of this song remind us of Disco music of the 80s, where people had a good time at discotheques on Friday nights, with no intention of going to their office the next day. This song takes us on a thrilling time machine ride to the golden years. The animated characters, especially the gorilla, adds that kind of visual appeal. This is definitely a video that children will enjoy. This song talks about people being passionate about dancing in discotheques with the verse being about your “body wanting more”

The story told in the music video draws the viewer's attention towards the problem of deforestation with men from cities coming to forest, cutting trees in the natural habitat of a family of gorillas. The baby gorilla goes to the city to see the world of humans. He sees a nightclub where his dance moves impress everyone. The story shows that humans who live in the city are the dangerous creatures who destroy the forests, but when creatures of forests go to the cities, they do not endanger the homes and lives of humans living in the cities.

If the modern disco music does not satisfy you and you miss the disco era of 1980s, then you must listen to the new song “Disco”, which is a treat for every disco lover in the world.  Gorilla Tophat has shown that they understand your taste very well. So do not wait for anything. Just go to YouTube and watch this song. I am sure that this should be in the playlist of every disco music lover.  This song is going to stay for a long time.