Today we are featuring a guest post from the blogger, Joyce Kwon who reviews NYC bathrooms at jazz clubs and publishes them on her blog JAZZ TOILET.
JAZZ TOILET is a blog on toilets and other extramusical considerations in New York City jazz clubs. To release our issue of Tuesday Toilet Talk on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, I go on assignment to a new venue in the week or two leading up to the publication date with another correspondent, my Ken doll. While I take a more holistic approach in assessing restrooms and don’t necessarily adhere to a checklist, below are a handful of things I note:
- Is the door clearly marked?
- What kind of lock is on the door?
- Is the ceiling high enough for tall people?
- Is the bathroom large enough to be comfortably used?
- Are there seat covers available?
- Is there soap in the dispenser?
- Are there paper towels and/or a hand dryer?
- Is it wheelchair accessible?
- Are they unisex or divided according to gender?
- Is it one single room or comprised of multiple stalls?
- Is the room well-lit?
- What is the quality of the toilet paper?
I’m always deeply impressed if the restroom has thick, soft, cushy toilet paper, as a small luxurious detail like that can elevate the venue to a different level in my perception. An informal jam session at a seedy site or a headliner at a legendary club – no matter the setting, the bathroom factors into the overall experience of a place for all involved and deserves more attention than it’s given.
When not writing about toilets, Joyce Kwon, the founder of jazztoilet.com, writes music and sings. She also spends time comparing various brands of hand soaps and generally gravitates toward green produce-scented soaps, as well as the foamy kind. Visit voicekwon.com to view her complete portfolio of writing, singing, eating and more and follow JAZZ TOILET on twitter for the latest in toilet news.