Moose Factory

January 11, 2018

There has always been something about the sound of a mandolin that has interested me. Not sure what it is? It has eight strings and is tuned G, D, A, E. What you would call “fifths” if you know your music theory. The way the chords are produced is somewhat of a challenge because of…

December 15, 2017

Back when I was in high school (a long time ago, haha!)  I was into music and did well in music classes and school performances. I also really liked art classes and made wall murals and other Pink Floyd-like images. I wasn’t the best, but it was a fun way to express some of my tastes….

December 1, 2017

“What kind of guitar is that?” I asked my dad as I pointed to the TV.  “A Gibson Les Paul”, he answered. At that moment, I knew I wanted that guitar. I would always snoop through my older brother Robert’s CD’s and tapes in attempt to discover cool music. When I was 11 or 12…

June 18, 2017

A few months ago, a respected Moose Cree First Nation Elder passed away. Jack Wynne lived to be 92 years old, and was the last living World War II Veteran from the James Bay region of Northern Ontario. Jack’s last days at home in Moose Factory were spent surrounded by the love and comfort of his family,…

September 6, 2016

About five years ago, I decided to make some changes in the foods I was eating and the lack of the exercise in my daily life. I started to get into the habit of getting regular check ups and blood work to get an idea of where my health was. I remember that doctors over the years…

May 6, 2016

Living in Moose Factory near James Bay has its travel challenges, especially around spring break up of the Moose River. During this time, because we live on an island, the river ice is melting, and its too dangerous to drive snow machines or trucks on the ice road. I had to travel to Toronto last weekend,…

March 14, 2016

Exciting times lie ahead for Midnight Shine, and we are looking forward to what 2016 has in store. Writing this post makes me realize how excited I am to be playing live with the band again. The four of us live in different towns in Northern Ontario, so it’s difficult to get together and rehearse. We…