Over the past 30 years, Ladyslipper has received so many interesting comments from readers and customers -- as well as from those who aren't, and never will be. Here are just a few of them!
"Y'all are absolutely
incredible!!!! I placed my order online Sunday night, and today (Wed.)
Mr. UPS delivered it! The order was complete (and is being happily
ęconsumed' right now. :))) Thanks to whoever got your web site completed
and also to the little 'elves' who pack orders. BTW, these comments are
from a lifelong (i.e. since the brown 4 page catalog in 1976)
Ladyslipper fan and customer. :) Keep up the great work!"
want to thank you for existing. You've changed my life..."
I received my first Ladyslipper Catalog. I don't know how you found me
- I'm very glad you did. I was feeling down about some difficult news.
What better way to lift my spirits than shop for up uplifting music!
Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary. I'm glad you found your way
to me out here in rural CT - miles from a wimmin's music store!"
would really appreciate it if you would be so kind as to remove me from
your mailing list. I do not appreciate being on your mailing list
because I don't feel that the material is appropriate for people who do
not wish to remain homosexual... I really do not know why I even asked
you for a catalog in the first place. I use to be a homosexual but I've
been washed clean by the precious blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth."
"I miss the testimonial pages that you used to put in your
catalogs - they were a hoot!"
"Did you know that most women musicians, artists and performers
from 1930-1970 have FBI files? I've been asking for them and getting
them. Why don't you make a list of 2 or 3 dozen and see for yourself?"
(Unsigned, no return address)
""I'd like to take this opportunity of thanking you for truly
outstanding, exceptional, excellent service. I ordered almost all of my
holiday gifts by mail this year, and Ladyslipper is by far the most
dependable place I've ordered from. A couple of places, from which I
had requested 2nd Day, only sent out my orders after I had called
several weeks afterward! But with Ladyslipper, when I request an order
to be in by a certain date, it is!... Also, throughout the years, you've
always been extremely helpful when I've called requesting certain
information. So thank you so much for your very excellent, friendly,
dependable, feminist service! You're wonderful!"
"I'm writing to
tell you just how much I really appreciate and enjoy the catalog. I'm a
15 year old lesbian, and I really don't much like ordering women's music
at local outlet stores, let alone taking that Fem-2-Fem or Holly Near
tape I might find (they actually do have a stack of Fem-2-Fem singles at
the WALL here... wow. How progressive! How daring! How they stare at
me when I pick one up!) up to the zit-faced-minimum-wage-
earning-ex-Gap-slave-cashier. I have a teensy problem with
confrontations. So having your catalog on hand is a real relief... I
haven't ordered YET, because I'm kind of short on cash right now, but I
can't WAIT til I have some and then you all better look out!"
"This is one of the best music catalogs!!! (Best variety.)"
"I wanted to tell all of you how great I think Ladyslipper is.
I can't imagine the kind of work that goes into running a business that
runs as smoothly as yours. When I visited Ladyslipper over a year ago
it felt great and everyone made us welcome in a new town. Thank you for
keeping it alive. And happy 20th."
"Hey, great to have you
online! Your catalog is one of my favourites, it's nice to be able to
explore it virtually too. Keep up the great work and the cool web
"What a pleasure doing business with such an ethical
"What is the Ladyslipper Catalog worth to me? Let's see...
Twenty minutes wasted trying to find one product of value. At least 20
dozen false spiritualities I don't need. Your artists are chasing their
tails! There is but one truth in this universe and it is God the
creator - we may not like the truth - but we are not at liberty to make
up our own! I pity you. It appears you will suffer God's wrath.* I
wish all could be saved! Please remove my name from your mailing list!
*Rev 21:8, Romans 1:21-32, Romans 2:1-9, etc. Check it out!"
"What I like about Ladyslipper is that you'll find everything
from Yma Sumac... to Billie Holiday. I found some stuff that I'd been
searching for for quite a while... albums that I thought were out of
print, as well as my favorites... My recent order from Ladyslipper went
through flawlessly. The phone staff was knowledgeable and efficient;
they knew what they had in stock and what they were out of, and I
received my order, correct and complete, promptly."
"Thanks for sending me the catalog, which is full of wonderful
records, as usual, that I never see in German shops."
"The Ladyslipper Catalog continues to be a source of great
pleasure in my life. Your selection is fantastic and the reviews and
listener line are a great help. It sure solves the CD buyers remorse
that we've all experienced. Thanks for being there!"
neither lesbian, militant feminist, or oppressed minority. I am a
member of the now-maligned white, straight, traditionalist middle class.
Please remove my name from your mailing list."
"You are a goddess-send to the women's community and to all
humankind at large. Thank you for all the years of excellent music and
service and for the chance for women to be heard, whether in song, book,
video, art or craft. Y'all are the absolute greatest."
"You and your beautiful catalog have played a special role in my
life... A friend in Seattle passed along an extra catalogue to me about
3 » years ago. In that time, I've only been able to order 3-4 times
because I have very little disposable income, but each time, I have
ordered an exciting feast for myself. I spend days deciding on exactly
what I'd like with the $ I have to spend. I pour over the catalogue
again & again, making sure I get just the right music! Your detailed
descriptions, all the woman-identified music, the proud feminist &
lesbian statements - it makes the catalogue feel like a magazine rather
than just a catalogue! Thank you!" (The writer then listed 20
beautiful Affirmations for Ladyslipper.)
for being there! I don't know where else I'd be able to find such
wondrous music - especially since I'm still in the 'cassette era', no CD
player yet. You guys are the very best!"
"I don't have much extra cash these days but I'm enclosing a few
extra bucks. I always love ordering from Ladyslipper! Thanks for the
"Dear (?) ??? Whatever you are, take my name off your mailing
list. What a sick catalog. God forgive you. Leviticus 18-20, 1
Corinthians 6:18-20. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man
commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his
"I just wanted to say thanks. I knew there had to be a place to find
great music. I look forward to going broke with all the stuff you
"I am a womyn who got out of 21 years of sadistic abuse since
birth just 2 » years ago. I am healing, I am telling, and I have
figured out I am worth buying music for by other strong amazing
beautiful womyn. Send them quick ęcause I got some dancing to do!"
"I am very impressed! You have a wonderful (web)site... it has been
book-marked and I plan to access it frequently. In particular, I am in
awe of the fact that I can sample music on-line. Obviously a lot of
work has gone into this site. I will recommend it to my friends."
"So, I'm not really a web girl, but I just got your print
catalog -- have I died and gone to heaven? I'll have to send in my
order cause my card is maxed, but I just wanted to say -- go, girls!"
"I've been enjoying your catalog ever since I got on your
mailing list. It offers a lot of material I would not otherwise be able
to easily locate, if at all, in my local music stores. (To say nothing
of exposing me to artists I might not otherwise know about.) The
reviews are great."
"Do not ever again send me anything that promotes homosexuality
"Dear Ladyslipper, I love you. I gave one of
your catalogs to my mother, and now she loves you too. I had NO idea
that there was so much great music by women out there."
always, thank you for being there as a resource and a lifeline."
"About the biblical 'chapter-and-worse'-spouting 'right-wingers'
on your quote page: one day at least one of these poor creatures will
open their Bible to the 'Song of Solomon' by accident and be shocked out
of their skins. And they won't even be able to blame you."
my name off your mailing list! I do not agree with all this 'New Age/
alternative lifestyle' goofiness. Ladyslipper is a goofy, goofy, goofy
"I think I know some of the straight-laced Christian
zealots. Probably the same ones who scratched the paint off the side of
my new car and carved 'DYKE' on the hood of Sheila's Jeep! Bless them."
"Why are some people so threatened by your catalog? I am simply
"I don't know how I got on your mailing list, but thank
you! I had no idea such a resource for women's music, especially pagan,
"To all the Beautiful Women at Ladyslipper, Damn you're
good! I don't know how you do it! I was so excited when I received
your catalog that I almost ordered the 3 k.d. lang CD maxi singles,
until I realized that I don't even own a CD player! But I do own a VCR,
so here's my order."
"I love your catalog. Don't let the bigots
stop you from offering great feminist, mehn's, and lesbian music."
"I can't believe it! I ordered a CD electronically on Monday,
and on Wednesday it is already here! I wouldn't have thought that
possible! Thanks for continued great service."
"Thanks for a
delicious catalog. I love poring over it and planning future purchases.
One of the nice things is I can order CD's as gifts for my partner and
know she'll share them with me! Is that cheating?"
"I have no idea how I got on your mailing list but remove my
name immediately. I do not want your kind of filth in my home. You
perverted queers should by law, be placed on a deserted island and left
to rot. The only support I would ever give to your queer organization
is a loud three CHEERS if your building and all contents burned to the
"When I read those comments in the catalog from the hate
mail you get, I just have to laugh, as I hope you do. But just know
that for every one of those letters there are hundreds more who think
you are wonderful for the work that you do, and I'm one of them. Thank
"One of the Readers' Comments in your recent catalog caught my
eye (and raised my bile as well). Not to bring up bad things, but it's
the one that says: 'I am neither lesbian, militant feminist, or
oppressed minority...' I'm not sure why this one angered me so much,
but I'd like to add my version... "I am neither lesbian, feminist, or
oppressed minority. I am a member of the now-maligned white, straight,
traditionalist middle class. And I thank the goddess that a Ladyslipper
catalog found its way to my door. Nowhere else had it been possible to
find the breadth of music represented here nor the talent that so often
goes overlooked by the traditionalist group. There are no words kind
enough or joyous enough to express how the Ladyslipper catalog and the
artists herein have changed my life."
"I guess I fit the
description of this person whose comment you included in your catalog
(see above), but I found the catalogue really interesting and fun to
look through. I applaud you."
"I'm not a lesbian but neither am I traditional. I like
swimming against the current. Anything to break what keeps womyn bound
up in white man's tradition, I just about do it. I came across a saying
a few months ago -- 'Only dead fish swim with the current' -- and I am
not a dead fish."
"To hell with all those bible-thumpers, I think you're great! I
haven't been able to order from you before and may not be able to again
for awhile but as someone who is lesbian, feminist and therefore an
oppressed minority, I definitely will again in the future. I am in the
sticks to boot, so I appreciate your catalog more than you realize."
"I rarely write letters but when I read your readers' comments
(especially comments from so-called Christians) I knew I had to write
you to tell you what this Christian thinks of your catalog. This
Christian thinks that your catalog is absolutely wonderful! It's a
goldmine! The only problem I have with this goldmine is that its
exploitation is making me go bankrupt. But I guess that's my own
"As a straight Christian white male I would like to say that I
think your catalog is terrific. If there are items in your catalog that
I don't like (and there are), I turn the pages until I see something I
want. There's something for eveyone."
I just received my order from you yesterday and, as usual, it
made my week. My girlfriend and I can't afford to order from your
delightful catalog very often, but always enjoy it when we do. Thanks
so much for simply being there as a resource."
"Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary. I am one of your
devoted gay 'mahn' customers and always look forward to receiving each
catalog... I cannot praise your company enough for its selections,
friendliness and prompt delivery... I continuously tell my friends about
your company... I'll be looking forward to celebrating your 40th
"Wow, am I glad you have a Website! It's already
bookmarked. I am a great fan of your catalog... Now if I can just win
the lottery so I can buy all those CD's I'm dreaming of! I will be sure
to spread the word about Ladyslipper Online. Thanks for providing a
"The following is directed towards the so-called Christians who made all
those hateful comments. I'll come out of the (straight, white,
middle-class) closet right here. I must confess...I'm NOT a Lesbian. Even
more shocking info follows. I'm actually married to a man and I like it
that way! Hmmm...Isn't that a song title? However I AM a Dianic Witch,
Radical Femminist who is heavily into Womyn's Music. My closest friend who
is also my Circle Sister, is one of them there real-life Lesbians (you have
to watch out for 'em or they'll try to recruit us normal people!),
introduced me to the wonderful world of Womyn's Music and who woulda thunk
it, turns out I absolutely love Lesbian folk music. Oh, and I'm
definetely NOT one of those "normal people,' so I guess I'm safe from the
advances of the EEEVIIL Lesbians. My favorites are the Rainbow Womyn's Choir, Ubaka
Hill and Triple Crescent. The Burning Times has become a regular part of
our rituals. I also really like Testimony by Ferron. When I'm finished I
just might end up with the largest collection of Lesbian/Folk/Witch music
of any straight Womon. And, by the way, not all the artists in the
Ladyslipper catalog are Lesbians. Zingaia's CD's are definetely about Female-Male
sexuality, although I've discovered that a lovesong is a lovesong. Keep It
Up! I'll certainly keep ordering from you. I hope I didn't offend
anyone, except those above-mentioned Christians. I was just trying to point out
the ridiculosness of the assumptions they made and also to give all of you a
good chuckle! Please feel free to print this. I wish everyone at
Ladyslipper the Brightest of Bright Blessings!"
"I love the internet music line and listen to it all the time. I didn't have
to listen very long to end up with a list of music I want to acquire. I
recently ordered a couple of cd's that I would never have thought to order
had I not heard them first on the radio and I just love them (Varttina &
Medieval Babes). Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou and like someone else said,
You go girls!"