Frontman Chris Perricelli explains why his band chose to cover Donovan's classic hit, There Is a Mountain for their contribution to the tribute album Gazing With Tranquility. "I immediately recognized this song's Zen content as the ancient Koan goes, 'First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.' The song carries the wisdom of "thusness," seeing things as they are and accepting that. I've been practicing Zen and meditation for many years and I often draw inspiration from that sort of practice to create songs for my band Little Man. I feel where Donovan is coming from and appreciate his work, and was thrilled to have a chance to be a part of this compilation."
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