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Groovy Highway: Can’t Buy Me Love…But Children Can Always Make Me Smile. by Random Prophet

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

Hello, Friends and welcome to another installment of Groovy Highway. Hot, sticky August to be exact. Wear shoes. No one shall ever burn their feet on Groovy Highway. That just wouldn’t be groovy a’tall. First of all, I gotta say. “Wow”! …and my most sincere and humble “Thank You”. I have had overwhelming response and […]

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Local Eats: The Heart of Mexico in Lewisburg

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Johnny Tassa, Local Eats, Random Prophet

You don’t have to travel to the heart of Mexico for fine Mexican cuisine; you need only travel to Carlito’s Mexican Restaurant in Lewisburg, WV. Carlito’s has brought the heart of Mexico to us. From their families to ours, they brought the heart and soul, the pride and love of Mexico to us… and it […]

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Groovy Highway: Summer Breeze in 1972. May We Never Pass this Way Again.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

It’s a sunny Summer day in 1972. I can smell the honeysuckle in the air. A bit humid in the sun, but a nice breeze if I can find some shade. I skid my bicycle along the sidewalk . . . leaving the desired long black skidmark from my wide ‘Cheater Slick’ white letter tire […]

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AN AFTERNOON WITH KODIE BROOKS.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Johnny Tassa, Local Beat, Random Prophet

I moved to West Virginia in 2008. That same year, I remember hearing about a terrible head on car accident that involved a 15 year old boy who was seriously injured and left in a coma. They didn’t know if he would ever wake up.The doctors weren’t sure whether or not he’d suffered permanent brain […]

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GOOD EATS: STUART’S SMOKEHOUSE – HOT DAWGS, HOG BALLS, & AN UGLY WAITRESS.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Good Eats, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

I was heading home one cold rainy night in November; headed through Alderson to Route 64  … and back to Lewisburg. As I was driving along Highland Trail (Rt 63), I could see a sign up ahead in the distance. Stuart’s Smokehouse & Dawgs. I’d heard about the infamous and legendary Stuart’s hot dogs in […]

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Groovy Highway: Are Strangers Really Perfect? People are Strange Every Day… I am Everyday People.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

My best friends are perfect strangers. Everyday people. I am everyday people. I like everyday people and I get along fine with them; therefore, my best friends are strangers. Being strange myself, I have always been a stranger; therefore, getting along with strangers is understandable.. . and remember, we are talking strangers here; not weirdos.  […]

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Groovy Highway: Subliminal Message from the Hills

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

I was born in Washington DC. Living there practically all of my life, I have heard just about every foreign language on the planet. As I entered adulthood, I’d be lucky to find another English-speaking person some days. Believe me, depending on your day, this really does happen . . . and it’s frustrating as  […]

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GROOVY HIGHWAY: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’S PRISON SENTENCE… OR IS IT? DEPRESSION REARS ITS UGLY HEAD.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

Life …  We are born. We are given this life whether we want it or not; a life for which we did not ask. Is it going to be an easy life? Is it going to be a hard life? Is it going to be a short life? Is it going to be a long […]

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Groovy Highway: If you Eat a Smartie and a Dum Dum, Do they Cancel Out Each Other?

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

Hi, Friends, and welcome to Groovy Highway. I can be consistent and methodical when I want to, but random is what I do best. So, true to form, this month’s column is devoted to totally random things; one not necessarily having to do with the other. There is a possibility that they just might. . […]

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Groovy Highway: What you See is What you Get. What you Get is Up to You.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Groovy Highway, Johnny Tassa, Random Prophet

Hello, my friends. Welcome to Groovy Highway with the Random Prophet. Allow me to start off by introducing myself. I am an artist and musician, not a politician or magician. . . . which means very simply; there will be no lies or double-talk and no tricks up my sleeve. What you see is what […]

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Celebrate 35 years of Carnegie Hall with Hashtag Lewisburg this August!

Celebrate 35 years of Carnegie Hall with Hashtag Lewisburg this August! - Celebrate 35 years of Carnegie Hall with Hashtag Lewisburg this August! The 2018-2019 Mainstage Season marks Carnegie Hall’s 35th year of presenting world-class arts programming in historic Lewisburg, WV. From September to May, the Hall will feature an array of genres from symphonic music to comedic theater and Americana to jazz. This season is an […]

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