Our Lady Peace For much of their career, Our Lady Peace had the perfect…
- Posted on Apr 18th 2012 6:00PM by Sam Einhorn
Highlight: "Over the years, I have come to realize that musicians and boxers have a lot in common," vocalist Raine Maida tells Spinner. "There are strong emotional and physical similarities between the two. The boxer skillfully relies on rhythm and improvisation to control a fight. An artist relies on rhythm and improvisation to help guide the listener. The boxer uses footwork, punching combinations and tempo to attack and escape his opponent. The artist uses chord progressions, melody and tempo to help the listener escape. Either in the ring or onstage, both the fighter and artist put a piece of their soul on display in a fascinating struggle of determination and acceptance. It's a struggle for affirmation that their work and life force are worthwhile. This war is an age old battle between ego and the sacred self. One designed to fight the other to heal."