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by Sharon St. Mary

We want to keep you up-to-date on the happenings at the Good Samaritan Society-Specialty Care Community. In upcoming blog posts, you'll hear the latest from our team and others who make Huntington's Hope possible—the physicians, researchers, and Good Samaritans like you. You'll also share in the daily trials and triumphs of people with Huntington's disease and their families.

Indie folk artist Savannah Smith applies her brand of gritty and earnest emotion to Donovan’s classic song, Lalena. Smith observed, “Donovan tells a beautiful and insatiably tragic tale that I found myself relating to more each time I sang it. It took no effort to immerse myself in Lalena entirely; it became very personal and I think the full production did a wonderful job mirroring how the song impacted me.” Our sincere thanks to Savannah and all... (more...)
January 1, 2016 | 0 comments
Verskotzi serves up Donovan’s classic hit, Mellow Yellow with a helping of synthpop and tasty vocals. Joey Verskotzi remarked about the challenges behind this project. "Of all the Donovan songs to be asked to cover, Mellow Yellow was especially intimidating to me because of how perfectly done the original version is. It was creatively challenging, putting my own spin on it while preserving that original Donovan charm.” Verskotzi’s awesome craft,... (more...)
November 19, 2015 | 1 comments
Electro rockers Apollo Cobra will bring you to your feet with their high-energy rendition of Donovans' Barabajagal (Love is Hot). Band member Dylan Nau spoke to us about the importance of having fun, making people dance, and trying to make a difference in the world for the better. About their contribution to the Gazing With Tranquility CD, Dylan said, "Now we've found out Huntington's Hope...and to know we made even a little difference in someone's life,... (more...)
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... (more...)


DONOVAN – GAZING WITH T... April 22, 2016 | 0 comments

“I am so delighted with this new tribute album that Rock the Cause Records has released, assisted by Kara Wright of Peer Music, Los Angeles. The title of the tribute album, Gazing with tranquility is a line from my song, The Hurdy Gurdy Man. The line describes the deep stillness one... Read more

BRETT DENNEN – COLOURS April 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Spring is finally in the air. We can think of no better way to welcome it than sharing with you Brett Dennen's youthful cover of Donovan's Colours. Brett offers up a modern folk version of this timeless classic. With sparse guitars and vocals reminiscent of Neil Young, you can almost... Read more

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