Sunday, September 20, 2009
GRATEFUL FOR THE GIG
We had our big wrap party last night. I don't like parties. I'm fine with small groups of say... one. But a crowd of people feels like a pond of sharks. My goal is always to swim from rock to rock without engaging any of the creatures circling me. My wife however is a much more social being. She can move through the shark pond with dignity and grace and engage in a genuine way. You can see how that might complicate our social life. Anyway, although I didn't want to be there, it was a tremendous experience last night. Seeing the amount of joy and revelry in the room was pretty fucking cool. Cast, crew, producers, executives, everyone really loves the gig. In the self-absorbed daily grind of my job, where it's all about MY vision, I lose sight of the big impact. My sponsor is constantly reminding me that the show, the job is all about being of service to others. SOA provides employment for hundreds, if not thousands of people. The show entertains millions of viewers and hopefully makes them laugh, cringe and think a bit. At the end of the day Sons of Anarchy isn't my creation, it belongs to the masses. Once the train leaves the station it ain't about the engine moving it, it's about the passengers enjoying the ride. I still hate parties, but at least I can appreciate why everyone else enjoys them.
Posted by Kurt Sutter at 9/20/2009 10:19:00 AM