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About Deviant Core Member David McDonaldMale/Canada Groups :iconconcert-endeavours: concert-endeavours
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You may know me mainly as a music photographer.  That's what I've been doing to help keep myself sane, it helps take my mind off of my day job at an advertising agency (don't get me wrong, I like my job), and in the absence of being up statge myself it helps me stay close to live music and it allows me a creative outlay.

Well, 3 or 4 years after my last band band blew apart because the guitar player up and quit after a gig, then after my divorce and having to learn to be and trust myself again I've joined another band.  I can't think of better timing for a call.  My friend Neil, a drummer who I played with in the last band (which was a surf band called The Eradicators, here's a quick video ) called me up and asked to have lunch.  He was playing in a band as a duo, just guitar and drums and they were considering filling out the sound and wanted to see how it came across with a bass player and I got the call.  Sidebar...  For those bass players out there, yes that is an ultra rare Rickenbacker 4002...  And it's long gone, I sold it years ago to help buy a house after my divorce, please don't ask me if its for sale or trade, its gone!  :(

It was awesome, its all original, catchy rock songs with great melodies and everything that makes me like original songs.  After one jam, they asked if I wanted to stick around...  Fuck yes!!!!  They've got an amazing catalogue of songs!  And we write well together which is heaven after some prior experiences in other bands. 

There's a local radio station here doing a Rock Search contest so we went into the studio and recorded 4 songs, 3 of which we've posted to SoundCloud as our entry.  Feel free to check us out, we're called "The Owns" at

Of course being a music photographer I got the gig to do the promo shot...  Figures, I'm really happy with everything in it except my head shot...  Sheesh!  Again, please check us out, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

The Owns: Promo Pic by basseca
  • Listening to: Zac Brown: Heavy is the Head
  • Reading: my computer screen
  • Watching: see above
  • Drinking: H2O


David McDonald

Current Residence: The Big Smoke / Toronto
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Favourite genre of music: I like it all - except Rap & Hip Hop
Favourite photographer: Ghouldaddy
Favourite style of art: Bass!!!!!! check out my friend at
Operating System: abstract
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Billy & The Boingers (Opus & Bill)



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Fri Apr 8, 2016, 10:21 AM
Black angels!!! YES!
Wed Apr 17, 2013, 7:26 PM
Favourite 1 deviation: 20 :points: Favourite 5 deviations: 50 :points: Feature in 1 journal entry: 30 :points: Feature in 5 journal entries: 100 :points: 2 favs and 2 features: 70 :points: 5 faves and 5 features: 150 :points: Over 5 faves and 5 features:
Thu May 10, 2012, 7:37 AM
Bah. Humbug. XD merry Christmas Eve! *randomly poofs*
Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:43 PM
Hi from Oshawa, David!
Thu Oct 27, 2011, 10:16 AM
Great gallery you have and hope your luck has changed!~ Best wishes!
Wed Oct 26, 2011, 3:55 PM
:wave:... :spam:... :bye:
Tue Oct 18, 2011, 5:17 PM
It seems we share a Birthday. Have a Happy Birthday Dave!
Sat Dec 11, 2010, 8:34 AM
Thanks a lot for the fave I really appreciate it!
Wed Sep 8, 2010, 1:14 PM
hi :wave:
Tue May 4, 2010, 1:50 PM


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Marmotica Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Christmas Tree MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  Dark Christmas Tree v.1 
ATwistintheMyth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Happy B Day
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Happy Bday to you by KmyGraphic
ATwistintheMyth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Happy B Day
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Have a nice birthday, David ... here's a beer for you Beer before Liquor; will get you sicker
KarmaPunch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Happy birthday
ahhhscary Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2015
Hey man hope your doing ok, back after a little hiatus... XD your welcome for all the faves, good job on all the amazing photography! As normal it is both epic and exceptional :) hope your bands going alright! Been focusing on my new one recently hence inactivity. And I've plenty of updating to do now! Anyhow hope your well :)
basseca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Thanks, good to hear from you!  Got a new bass from my friend in Scotland, you should check him out at if you're every looking for something very cool!  If you get some sound clips please post them somewhere, I'd love to hear what the band sounds like.  BTW mine's up at ; :)
ahhhscary Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Awesome I'll check those basses, and your stuff out :D hows your band going? We're going into the studio next Monday so quality recordings shall be made then and I will share them about :)
fleur-de-Lis4444 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav! ^^
Andria-Tiefling Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Just when I thought I wouldn't fall in love with TDot again...
basseca Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Thanks!  =D
ORockGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the follow - fellow concert photog here, big fan of your work! 
basseca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
You're welcome!  I've seen a lot of your shots recently...  Which is why I wanted to follow!  :)
ORockGirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
Wow.... that's awesome! Thanks for making my day!
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