Have You Heard DD14?!?

DD14 is coming.  Someday.  Maybe soon. Maybe not.

Today is Monday and I thought I’d begin the week with a little commentary on something I saw on Facebook this morning.  Apparently someone in the Krassner-Hughes household (that’d be Katy’s house if you’re already clueless) has heard #DD14.  Now I’m not sure if that person was Katy or Tanner…or even Brian for that matter, but someone heard it, and someone must have liked it because there is now a hash tag of #SOworththewait on Twitter.  And Facebook.

Naturally, this tidbit sent a small percentage of the masses nearly over the edge of Monday.  In my own case, my comment about hearing DD14 was not that I was surprised she…or someone in that house had heard it, but that it was about time. And it is, in my not-at-all-humble-opinion.  Still others though ranged from humorously jealous (can’t blame ’em really) to the particularly interesting comment, “That is not right. You should have waited like the rest of us.”

When I read through the comments and replies, at first I thought that person was joking and went on my way.  After all, I figure that Katy works for the band. Why wouldn’t she hear DD14 in advance? I made my own comment as I mentioned above, and then wondered if Katy even reads the comments. Probably not…but that’s never stopped me before. Not long after I’d posted, the person came back and reiterated that she just felt Katy should have had to wait to hear the finished product.  Like the rest of us.

In my head, Katy isn’t “like the rest of us”. She is not a fan, whether you like her, hate her, or are reading this and have no idea of whom I’m writing. She works for the band (along with quite a few other artists!). She does PR and she deals with fans – it is her work that keeps US talking about THEM. She’s also known the band for many years now, and unlike the rest of us – her relationship with them is very much factual and real. Whereas my “relationship” with the band is one where I’ve listened to their music, watched their videos, followed their interviews and written this blog for many years now, and gotten a few grins and perhaps a wink or two from the stage….I don’t think she has their posters hanging in her closet, and I don’t think she has to fantasize about what it might be like to interview Nick Rhodes, because she’s already done it. Many. Times. Over. So, with that in mind, I’m going to give her my blessing on hearing DD14 and then teasing the HELL out of us about it, because that’s her job. In fact, I applaud her, because after having written this blog now for more than a few years, I’ve discovered that working with my own kind – fans – can be very rewarding. It can also very much feel like you’re continuously slamming your head onto a wood table, then passing out, coming to, and doing it again. Every. Single. Day.  But then, that might just be me!

So I ask – is it fair that Katy heard DD14 before the general public? I’m curious to read your comments and opinions on this one!





4 thoughts on “Have You Heard DD14?!?”

  1. Of course she gets to hear it first! For the very same reasons my sis has been tormenting me since late 2013 with snippets of her band’s album, which is *finally* being released in early February (you can hear their first radio play for their single Valentino yesterday just beyond 1.35 on this radio show: http://amazingradio.com/shows/jimgellatly). She knows I think it’s utterly brilliant – it is! – and will make every effort to spread the word about it. (European tour dates here: http://anewinternational.com/?p=137; follow them on twitter @anewinternation) See – it’s working!

    If Duran didn’t do that for Katy, how would she be able to get behind the music and promote it effectively. Of course she likes it, or she wouldn’t have worked for them for all this time – it would be very hard to promote a band with the passion she does if she didn’t like their music. So she gets sneak previews, and she’s immediately got us all talking about it. So it’s working for them.

    Now, let’s hear you all talking about the fabulous A New International – check out those dreamy strings, and dramatic vocals, and spread the word, folks! ;-D

  2. Who has the right to pass any judgement? As long as whoever in Katy’s household didn’t listen to the album without the band’s permission, clearly it’s all good by them. Now, if they asked her to not say anything, then she crossed a line. But, again, that’s for them to work out and handle, not for us to worry about.

    if #soworththewait means she should be boiled in oil, then I think the fans in question need to put themselves in her shoes for more than a moment. She’s been working for the band for a long time because she’s doing a good/great job for them. Can you imagine them telling her to f-off and wait like everybody else? Didn’t think so.

    And, for what it’s worth, I personally ‘really, really’ wish the band would also finish REPORTAGE, or even finally release what they have. So, I’ve had to wait (and will still be waiting) a hell of a lot longer than anyone else that can’t seem to wait even another year or less for DD14!

    Just a little food for thought 😉

  3. What on earth? Of course she would and should get to listen – she works for the band, right?? People. Are. Crazy. Onward! to #DD15…

  4. She’s one of their large family.
    I think also Nathan Stack heard something off #DD14 and few of their ex-wives, too (!!) .
    As for me, I’ll listen to it on the due time and I’ll do my review.
    I’ll post my review on my lovely and lonely Roger’s thread on the DDM Forum – RW .

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