Graham Good is the lead singer of the peppy, upbeat band “Graham Good and The Painters”. He has an extraordinary ability to communicate and energize people into action, and his enthusiasm for life is contagious. He has performed quite a few live concerts with his band in Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, and Greeley Colorado, to name a few.
What was the most trouble you got into as a child?
You know, I didn’t really get caught when I was a kid. I do remember one time in fourth grade when I got busted during P.E., though. The sprinklers had begun their routine of watering the grass outside and I learned I could “aim” the flow of water, right? So I decided to spray all the girls and immediately got sent to the principal’s office. I cried. I mean, come on girls, you can’t get sprayed with a little water for like two minutes?
What do you think people in your community don’t get enough exposure to?
Honestly, meditation. Not enough people have sat down and understood the benefits of meditating. If you spend a little time every day to meditate, it would not only affect your head-space and perception of life throughout the day but would also give you a substantial energy boost. When you meditate, you start the day off with that sense of peace, and honestly, it will give you a better understanding of why people act the way they do. You’re setting yourself up to handle those falls and disappointments in life with a little more grace.
Just clear your mind and focus on your breathing, reciting a mantra or phrase that lifts you up. During meditation, I sometimes recite, “All of life comes to me with ease, joy, and glory.” Your perspective on life shapes your reality, and meditating will connect you to yourself and that higher power around you.
If you could live right now in any time period including this one, what period would you live in and why?
I would probably pick the 60’s or 70’s. I’m a hippie, haha, and as a musician, I would love to not only be a part of that musical culture but have a shot to be up there with the greats of that time.
What verse, quote, saying, or phrase means the most to you, and why?
I don’t even know if it’s a legit quote, but I love the phrase “Gratitude creates miracles”. People have different ideas of what miracles are, but take time to think about something as common as a human body. When we eat food, we’re not only digesting it, we’re creating more human. We are making ourselves grow and transforming that food into life. That is a huge miracle. Gratitude and thankfulness for your life lead to goodness. Bad begets bad and good begets good. If you’re thankful for everything, it will pull more joy into your life.