Ashland, OR (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- Bathroom Readersâ Institute and Portable Press announces release of uncle johnâs bathroom reader plunges into music. Uncle John loves rock...but he also loves classical, rap, jazz, country, blues, world musicâeven opera. So the dedicated staff at the BRI plunged into music of all styles and put together this jam-packed volume. In these pages you'll find all of your favorite Bathroom Reader favorites: quotes, lists, origins, trivia, urban legends, behind-the-scenes stories, and loads of lost loreâall with a musical twist. So sit back, take off your headphones, and read about...
â¢The Rise and Fall of Disco
â¢Musical legends, from "outsiders" liek the Shaggs and Jandek to the Carter Family, Louis Armstrong, Bach, and the Beatles
â¢The stories behind popular songs like "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider," "Shiny Happy People," "Tutti Frutti," and "Whole Lotta Love"
â¢The origins of instruments from the electric guitar adn the ukulele...to the didgeridoo and the hurdy-gurdy
â¢The strange story of the "Hungarian Suicide Song"
â¢Musical facts, feuds, fads, and flubs ...and much, much more!
According to Uncle John himself, âMore and more people are finding that more and more people on their holiday gift lists have used the bathroom in the recent past and are planning on doing so again during the holiday season and even throughout the New Year. If you are looking for a present that is flush with extra strength, two-ply âinfoâ tainment, the latest titles, look no further as this year we rolled out, Uncle Johnâs Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader, Uncle Johnâs Under the Slimy Sea Bathroom Reader For Kids Only, and Uncle Johnâs Presents The Ultimate Challenge Trivia Quiz, which offer the perfect solutions to the pungently perplexing annual holiday shopping dilemma.â
Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Reader series is one of the longest-running, most popular humor collections in the publishing industry. With more than 7 million copies in print, Uncle John taps into a vast resource of hidden readers â the 66 percent who admit to reading in the bathroom. Thatâs why Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Readers have been a must-order for book and gift stores worldwide for two decades.