Edited by board administrator April 26, 2013, 12:57 pm
This person wrote "I love the name of the CD. And the pic on the front is not one that I remember seeing. I'm excited to hear it... It's always nice to hear new interpretations... I'm always eager to hear her sound fresh and new. Her music means so much to so many... I listened to the clips... I loved them."
In a series of emails this person also assured "I'm telling all the other Patsy fans to buy this CD. It will do well!"
Then on Feb. 10th, when Larry Jordan -- who produced the Patsy CD for H&H -- posted a link to the new CD on this person's Patsy site, this person came unglued and snottily informed Mr. Jordan "this was neither the time nor the place to push your CD."
Notice the 180 degree turnabout from one of enthusiasm to one of CENSORING news of this new CD. What could account for this change?
The explanation Mr. Jordan was sent was that "No matter how one feels, [Charlie Dick] has done a major job of keeping the music of Patsy alive, as well as the life of his wife." The implication being, of course, that if Mr. Dick doesn't approve of the CD, then fans should not be allowed to even know about it or make up their own minds about it. Perhaps that is also the reason that even the official Patsy site initially publicized the release, then removed mention of it until the recent posting in which it was mischaracterized.
We have screen captures of Mr. Dick's post on the worldwide web in which he promised a couple of webmasters steak dinners after they removed all mention of "The Divine Ms. Cline" from their websites and imposed a blackout whereby they refuse to allow anyone to post any mention of it. So he made his feelings known.
Considering the fact that the worldwide web reaches parts of the world where this CD is unquestionably legal, some might construe this to be tortious interference, or deliberately attempting to interfere with the marketing of a legal product.
We can only speculate that the fact that various websites devoted to Patsy won't allow fans to even refer to "The Divine Ms. Cline" could be attributable to Mr. Dick's public statements on the matter. Some fans seem to view him as their last, best connection to the singer Patsy Cline, and are eager to curry favor with him.
Meanwhile, the market is being flooded with hundreds of Patsy CDs, many of them of inferior quality, from all over the world, and NONE of them with beautiful new overdubs like "The Divine Ms. Cline."
It's sad to see this because Mr. Dick was very respectfully portrayed in the liner notes by Mr. Jordan, who enjoyed interviewing him for a magazine article years ago which Charlie and his brother both praised at the time as being one of the best they'd ever read on Patsy. I understand they even called to order multiple copies of the magazine containing the Patsy story.