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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.
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!