Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Exclusive Interview: The Don't Stop Believin' Guy

(Bumped and stickied until game time. Enjoy this SoSG exclusive!)

As we sift through the wreckage of Monday night's travesty, allow the D-Line to remind you all of Andy Dufresne's wise words from The Shawshank Redemption:

Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

And to quote another wizened soul - "Don't Stop Believin'." Over the past month, one man has stepped up time and again to rally the troops, when all hope seemed to be gone. That man is Jameson Moss, aka The Don't Stop Believin' Guy aka DSBG (not to confused with NKOTB).

I tracked the man, the myth, and the legend, all three of whom were gracious enough to answer some burning questions. Enjoy.

Delino: For the sake of our hordes of SoSG-maniacs, mind telling us a little bit about yourself?

Jameson: I am Jameson Moss, 18 years old, live in Santa Monica, and have been a Dodger fan for three years (after moving from Atlanta for acting and music).

Delino: How did this all begin?

Jameson: I did the DSB interpretive dance for an audition in Atlanta with Disney. It was a major casting call, and the dance actually got me a callback [and a signing]. [The Dodgers version] started during the Cubs series. I did the DSB Dance on the Thursday night, and the next night the camera crew asked if they could shoot me again. And the rest is history. I've been on just about the whole month of September through the final series with Colorado. Plus postseason. And I wanna say something to the haters out there - we have only lost three times when I do the dance. I'm not very superstitious, but that's a pretty good stat if you ask me.

Delino: Is Frank hooking you up with tickets yet?

Jameson: I am a season ticket holder... But the Dodgers have been kind enough to offer postseason tickets.

Delino: Jon or Kate?

Jameson: The kids. I'm more worried about them.

Delino: What's your favorite Journey song (besides DSB)?

Jameson: "Faithfully"...I'm kinda a sucker for rock ballads.

Delino: Are you cool with comparisons to the Angels' Rally Monkey (though for the record, I also compared you to Kate Smith, the very soul of the 1976 Philly Flyers) ?

Jameson: Being compared to the Angels' Rally Monkey and Kate Smith is an honor...more on Kate Smith and a lot less on the Rally Monkey...though people say I do a good monkey impersonation.

Delino: During Game Two, they held off on cutting to your performance until late in the song... and the crowd literally erupted. That must have been pretty killer.

Jameson: Yeah it was. And to be able to say I was on Diamond Vision with Kobe, that's just awesome.

Delino: What will next season hold for the DSBG?

Jameson: Only God knows what holds for me next season. I'm in a movie coming out next year around the start of the season called Easy A, I just released my first album called "City of Broken Lights." The sky's the limit, and I'll be a season ticket holder again 'cause I sure as hell won't stop believin' in our Boys in Blue.

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D-Line here, just hoping we get to see DSBG rock out on Friday night... and beyond (though for the record, I'm more partial to "Lights" and "Open Arms").

And check out Jameson Moss' band right here. Thanks, DSBG!

28 comments:

JBJ-1138 said...

its a sad sad day when i have better time reading about this dutch-bag than watching the dodgers play against the phillies in the post season ... ouch.. just look at his fuggin face on that diamond cam

Josh S. said...

He's...18? Whoa.

His band isn't bad. If they keep using him next year, they should actually have him sing DSB during a game or two.

Dusty Baker said...

Great interview! Thanks for your inspiration for our favorite boys in Blue, Jameson.

Keep not stopping believin'!

Fred's Brim said...

18-yo actor/singer with season tickets? can I get some of that Disney money please?

Delino DeShields said...

Before you start hitting Jameson up for cash, I believe his season tix are shared with a group of people.

And we all know Disney pays only in Disney Dollars, which are like real money only more fun. (But less valuable.)

Dusty Baker said...

It's always embarrassing paying for goods and service with those lame Tinkerbell Bucks.

Steve Sax said...

It's not so bad for those with a Tinker Bell fetish, though.

Delino DeShields said...

Sax - seriously, who doesn't have a Tinker Bell fetish.

(awk silence)

Eric Stephen said...

Delino,

You are doing the Lord's work. Excellent.

Mr. Customer said...

Hope the kid does alright for himself. Seems like his heart's in the right place, and he's got a fair bit of talent.

That Journey photo is inconceivably awesome, too.

rbnlaw said...

The only Jameson I care about has a red cap.

Mr. Customer said...

He moved to LA from Atlanta when he was 15? Holy crap, that takes some balls.

rbnlaw said...

OK, seems like a decent guy who is just enjoying his time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, I've had just about enough af people seeking the spotlight for right now.

Best of luck to him. Here's to hoping he brings good mojo.

Alex Cora said...

Great scoop, DD! Questions I always wanted to ask, but were afraid to!

Dusty Baker said...

I hope he not only brings good mojo, but also good juju.

Mr. Customer said...

Dusty, we're spending too much time in the same place. We're starting to sound alike.

Josh S. said...

Dang. Now I am physically unable to stop believin'.

Paul said...

Rbn

you are right. DSB in THAT Jameson!

Dusty Baker said...

9 assholes in the House just voted against the bill I've been working. I was wanting unanimity. I guess there are always going to be some JT_Dutches out there.

On the upside, my work for the day, for the most part, is done. Now I can dedicate more time to worrying about the game tonight and posting comments on this blog.

Paul said...

Dusty

hopefully Padilla will shut down 9 Dutches just for you.

Steve Sax said...

Is Victorino Dutch?

Flying Hawaiian turns into the Dutch with a Crutch? (since the nickname "the flying Dutchman" was obviously already taken.)

Todd said...

Great work. If there's a Game 6 we'll have to meet up for a beer.

Orel said...

New post underneath this one.

monanic said...

I was there! That first night he was on, the crowd was CRAZY they loved it so much. The DSBG is the spirit of the fans at Dodger stadium <3

fanerman said...

He's 18?

Orel said...

So much for that beer.

New post up bottom.

Pedro Guerrero said...

HERE'S SOME LYRICS FOR YOU...

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do, crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind

Don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, all your money won't another minute buy

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind

Orel said...

GT up below.