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BROWNDOWNCROWN eats BRUNCH

Posted in BeyonceWouldLoveIt, Fat-Tastic Brunch, Mo'Nique on January 9, 2010 by browndowncrown

Brunch is our favorite meal of the day because it includes ALL THE MEALS OF THE DAY and always features bacon and champagne. So how excited were we when our hottt SF friends were organizing a FAT-TASTIC Brunch?! Seems like such a good idea we asked if we could invite all the fatties on BROWNDOWNCROWN and they said the more people there are the more chances everyone has of making out! See ya on Sunday! We leave you with BROWNDOWNCROWN QUEEN, Mo’Nique — and some of HER ideas about it all!

EMERGENCY – help BDC kids get TOYS for XMAS!

Posted in beyonce borrowed it, BeyonceWouldLoveIt, jorge portillo, toys on December 18, 2009 by browndowncrown

The Mission SRO Collaborative is looking for toy donations for the 100 kids that live in and out of the single room occupancy hotels in the mission district. These are little brown kids who might not otherwise be able to afford toys for the holidays and BDC superstar Jorge Portillo (Program Coordinator for the M.SRO.Collab) is organizing an EMERGENCY TOY DRIVE to get them the toys that will put smiles on their faces this year.

the deets:
what: Mission SRO Collaborative TOY EMERGENCY
who: toys for the 100 little brown kids that live in single room occupancy hotels with their families
when: they need to get the toys by this MONDAY DECEMBER 21st, 3PM.
where: drop off the toys at 938 Valencia St. (btwn 20th and 21st – you don’t even have to leave the mission, hipster!) from 9am – 6pm or make special arrangements with Jorge Portillo (415-282-6209 ext 16, 12, or 19) and jorge@dscs.org
why: cuz these kids are off the radar and don’t have access to a lot of the services provided to homeless families.

THEY NEED THE GOOD STUFF! AGE APPROPRIATE GIFTS FOR KIDS 5-18. ACTION FIGURES, DOLLS, GAMES, PUZZLES, ART SUPPLIES, BUILDING TOYS ARE SOME GOOD EXAMPLES!

We asked Jorge some questions about the toy drive and Mission SRO Collaborative and this is what he had to say:

BDC:What is the mission of the Mission SRO Collaborative?
Jorge: Though its currently being revised our current Mission Statement is:
The Mission SRO Collaborative provides tenants rights counseling, organizing leadership opportunities, case management, safe sex/substance abuse outreach services and community space to tenants of Single Room Occupancy hotels in San Francisco’s Mission District. We work together to empower single adult residents and families to defend their rights and organize themselves to improve their lives and living conditions.

BDC: Where do these kids live that will be getting the toys?

Jorge: The kids we work with live inside the hotels. Until recently the families I work with were considered Homeless under federal guidelines (I say until recently because the federal govt. just passed legislation removing families living in SRO’s from the federal definition of homelessness which will undoubtedly have a detrimental effect on their ability to receive social services). Usually these families live in rooms that are no larger than about 8×10, share this space with 4 or 5 other people, have no kitchens, and share bathroom facilities with the variety of folks also living in those buildings. The buildings are in (pardon my francois) usually pretty shitty condition; abestos ridden, plagued with pests, unkept, and under exploitative management.

BDC: Why is it important to donate toys to the M.SRO.Colab?

Jorge: I think the most important reason is because so many of our kids are off the radar. They don’t stay in shelters or live on the streets (though they might as well) so they dont benefit from services for homeless youth, their parents can barely afford to keep the meager roofs they currently have over their heads much less buy them a gift, because they come from traditionally uber- marginalized communities; recently arrived immigrants, monolingual households, single parent homes, etc… and really can’t participate in afterschool programs or other programs where they might get gifts, and because we are really the only organization serving these amazing little buds.

For more information about the Mission SRO Collaborative contact Jorge Portillo, jorge@dscs.org

BDC Exclusive! Jenna Riot Video Release!

Posted in BeyonceWouldLoveIt, BrownDownCrown, Homo A Go Go, Ice Cream Socialites, Jenna Riot, Katastrophe, the gays on August 5, 2009 by browndowncrown

Jenna Riot has a new music video coming out just in time for the Homo A Go Go festivities! It is currently sitting pretty on our harddrive so we’ve watched it – a few times – and besides being hella BrownDownCrown, it is filled with hot writhing ladies in a kiddie pool, confetti laden gayz dancing in tight spaces and Jenna Riot rolling around on astroturf without missing a beat. The video was directed by porn princess, Courtney Trouble — who found time to make it in between receiving the SF Guardian’s Best of the Bay for nofauxxx.com and while editing her as of yet unreleased second feature length porn, Nostalgia. And did we mention she also has a photo show up at Seventh Heart called ‘Queers With Their Clothes On’? Whew! All that AND there is a video release party — this Friday! Not to be missed — there will be a special performance by Jenna Riot, Katastrophe and their long missed collaborative project, Ice Cream Socialites. After party baby. Also — the rough and tumble DJ Hot Lunch spinning Rock N Roll classics! If you can’t make the video release party we will screen the music video exclusively on BrownDownCrown this Friday! Jenna Riot Video Release Party

Bacon Wrapped Icon – HOMO A GO GO!

Posted in bacon wrapped icon, BeyonceWouldLoveIt, Brown Amy, Casual Lust, cult status, Glass Candy, Homo A Go Go, Honey Sound System, Jenna Riot, Larry Bob, Lil Miss Hot Mess, Mirah, Nadia Buyse, the gays, Vicky Marlane on July 21, 2009 by browndowncrown

Wrap HAGG in Bacon and Throw it To the Menz. This is it. Family Reunion. The Ultimate Gaycation. YOUR queer arts revolution. When August 13th hits thousands of hot gayz will be descending upon San Francisco for four days of full blown mayhem — Homo A Go Go. And THAT is why they are this week’s Bacon Wrapped Icon. Glass Candy, Erase Errata, Mirah and Girl in a Coma as headliners. Peaches Christ, Lil Miss Hot Mess and Carole and Mitzi as hosts. VICKY MARLANE, SF’s iconic drag queen is performing! Larry Bob is taking folks on a queer zine field trip. Samara Halperin is gonna teach you how to make stop motion animated films! Courtney Trouble is screening DIY porn shorts along with the fabulous documentary Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight, the iconic Maggots and Men and the hella punk Lollipop Generation. Dancing with Honey Sound System, RCHRD OH?, Pink Lightning, Rapid Fire, soul music with DJS Brown Amy and DJ Carnita! And wait — a fashion show curated by Chelsea Starr! Not to mention the 40 plus bands that are performing — She Beast with the beautiful Nadia Buyse, The Casual Lust, Dorian Wood, The Younger Lovers (and former Bacon Wrapped Icon), Partyline (with Alison Wolfe head Riot Grrrl), Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Hard Place, Hunx & His Punx, Jenna Riot, Katastrophe. All this AND a bar called the Gaycation Lounge, a group art show and basically the best party SF is throwing this entire summer. Check out this festival guide — what are YOU most excited about? bring it.

BrownDownCrownTV – STUFT

Posted in bacon wrapped icon, BeyonceWouldLoveIt, BrownDownCrownTV, icy lytes, Movie Party, Nadia Buyse, STUFT on June 8, 2009 by browndowncrown

The long awaited second episode of BDCTV had its world premiere tonight!  Featuring Nadia Buyse’s Matchmaker Series, bacon wrapped icons ICY LYTES and your BDC hosts Jenna and Devon talking about the theme – STUFT. What do you want to get stuft? See what our fans have to say. Special thanks to Kirk Reed, Tara Jepsen, Courtney and Jael for filming & fluffing and everyone who told us what they would want to stuff (sorry most of you didn’t make it into the video, the audio was messed up!) Check it out, tell yr friends — its a movement people so get on the BDC bus – its going straight to yr closest In and Out Burger/Krispy Creme Oasis!

Bacon Wrapped Iconz = Gossip

Posted in bacon wrapped icon, BeyonceWouldLoveIt, gossip on April 29, 2009 by browndowncrown

The Gossip are a BrownDownCrown favorite — making them this week’s Bacon Wrapped Icon.  From house shows in Olympia to fashion runways in London they have made it and are spreading the gospel of fried chicken, fat girls fashion and dance beatz to National Enquirer covers across the world.  Check out their newest song and hopefully a US Tour in the fall! Gossip

BrownDownCrown Art Party

Posted in art party, BeyonceWouldLoveIt, dancedancedance, DJEuropeanDJ, Galang Girls Doin it for Themselves, WhiteTightRight on March 24, 2009 by browndowncrown

the BrownDownCrown Empire is expanding.  First a TV show — then a blog — and now — an event!  Our favorite Bacon Wrapped Fashion Icon – Nadia Buyse as DJ European DJ.  She is being joined by Jenna Riot, our WhiteTightRight Girls Vivvyanne Forevermore and Lil Miss Hot Mess and DJ’s Carnita and Brown Amy.  check out the flyer and stills from Nadia’s pop opera and Movie Party movies.Party Flyer