Sabotage Times, We can't Concentrate so Why Should You?Sabotage Times, We can't Concentrate so Why Should You?

image

Saboteur Profile

See all Saboteurs

James Brown

Sabotaging since 2 Feb 2010

James Brown started his magazine career as a reader of Tiger and Jag. He published his own fanzine, joined the NME and then created Loaded magazine which created a worldwide genre, spawned two generations of imitators and has sold over 40,000,000 copies. He later launched Jack magazine and has written for, advised and published numerous others. He was once voted more influential than Mrs Thatcher and the Pope by Channel 4 and The Observer. (Who were clearly on drugs at the time). He still thinks about Billy's Boots and Hot Shot Hamish..

My Articles

Article Image
Football

Best Of Leeds Fans’ Twitter Backlash Over Hockaday Signing

Cellino’s guide to how to influence people and then lose them: appoint a former Forest Green Rovers coach to the mighty leeds United. twitter saw the funny side.

8
Article Image
Football

The Best Leeds United Twitter Images of The Last Week

With so little to shout about on the pitch and no real news about the new coach it’s no wonder twitter is rammed with classic images of Leeds United.

Article Image
Football

Are Leeds United About To Hit The Heights Or Plummet To Disaster?

It’s a summer of change at the struggling Yorkshire giants but is that a good or bad thing?

8
Article Image
Lists

5 Things We Love This Week

We’ve got your summer wardrobe essentials and holiday reading sorted this week, as well as some incredible food…

Article Image
Film

The Italian Job: Here’s How The Classic Film Was Supposed To End

The Italian Job has one of cinema’s most iconic endings, but it turns out the writer originally had something else in mind…

Article Image
Football

Leeds United Need A Bigger Boat: Will Cellino’s Yacht Allow The Shark Back In?

Leeds United are facing many problems, but none are as worrying as the potential return of Ken Bates…

1
Article Image
Football

Sacking McDermott: Did Cellino Do The Right Thing In The Wrong Way?

Off-pitch distractions are a problem, on pitch performances are dire – BMD should shape up or ship out…

96
Article Image
People

Leeds United’s Paul Madeley: The Portrait

Football illustrator and animator Tim Bradford has painted a tribute to Don Revie’s Utility Man.

1
Article Image
Books

Hey You, Don’t Read That Read This!

From a Bohemian childhood in Soho to trawler fishing off Italy with a hangover via ska, 2Tone, Olympics and a lot of Madness, Suggs autobiography is a must.

4
Article Image
Life

Lionel Wheeler’s Window Gallery

Are you an artist struggling for exposure? Why not follow this former actor’s example and use your front window

Article Image
TV

Antiques Road Trip: A Tribute

It’s an addictive television opiate with weird presenters, strange shops and vintage sports cars, it’s haggling, competition and travel, it’s Antique Roadtrip and we’re hooked.

Article Image
Football

Spurs Fans: Think You Know The Game? Try Our Football Quiz

Lunchtime to fill, afternoon off, think you are a football genius, big fan of Rihanna? This Quiz is just gagging for you to enter it.

Article Image
TV

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionised

Back to watching television after nine months off…

3
Article Image
Books

J.J. Connolly Interviewed: “Viva La Madness Is Better Than Layer Cake”

Jason Statham has been announced as playing the lead role in the follow-up to Layer Cake. In this interview from the archives, the author tells us about the inspiration behind the characters and why women love his sex scenes more than men…

10
Article Image
Film

QUIZ: Great Quotes From 21 Films – Can You Name Them?

We had ten minutes to kill so we’ve served you up this quiz of quotes from some of our favourite films. No Googling! Get set, go.

Article Image
Fashion & Style

5 Things We Love This Week

From Danish coats to the secret tales behind shipping vessels and one of the best British films of recent times, here are the five coolest things this week.

1
Article Image
Music

Pete Wylie: Part-Time Rock Star Full-Time Legend

No stranger to gossip columns himself Here’s the lowdown on the Scouse Music legend now being wrongly mooted as the super injunction whistle blower.

17
Article Image
Food and Drink

Diet Coke: An Obsession

Just don’t bring it to me in a plastic bottle or pre-opened can…

3
Article Image
Sport

England Highlights From Ukraine Match

Here are the highlights of England’s performance against the Ukraine tonight

Article Image
Music

The Jam: The Band That Inspired Me To Become A Music Writer

The Jam’s loud crashing roars of socio-political fury rang an alarm bell with me that didn’t stop ringing until I’d got somewhere I told myself I needed to be. And that wasn’t doing Double Physics in an ancient science lab…

66
Article Image
Books

This Place Will Lend You Books For Free

Today is the anniversary of the first ever lending library in the UK. Why not go and join one?

42
Article Image
Food and Drink

Magnum Mint: An Obsession

MInt flavoured noshtalgia that comes out of a fridge. When you can get them that is.

6
Article Image
Fashion & Style

Leeds Fans: Check Out These MOT T-Shirts

You Leeds United fans need a new T-shirt for the new season. We’ve got just the one for you.

12
Article Image
Music

Pet Shop Boys Live At The O2: Like Eurovision With Good Songs

Nearly 30 years after they stormed out of London in a haze of synth pop and social commentary lyrics, the Pet Shop Boys still deliver an amazing live experience, full of visual flair and nods to their influences…

3
Article Image
People

Bret Easton Ellis: “Patrick Bateman Was Me”

The great Bret Easton Ellis on sex, drugs, being gay, clothes, skin disease, the casting couch, American Psycho and Imperial Bedrooms.

29
Article Image
Lists

Little Conspiracies: Was Henry Winkler’s Fonz a Drug Dealer?

Henry Winkler has just been awarded an OBE but was the Fonz in Happy Days actually a pusher man? Just think about it. Everyone loved him, he was always smiling AND he wears sunglasses inside…

19
Article Image
Travel

Up Shit Creek In Algonquin

Canoeing’s not all white water. Ontario’s Algonquin Park has big lakes, big woods, big wolves and a big history to paddle through.

3
Article Image
Music

Bobby Gillespie On The Collaborators On Primal Scream’s Latest Album

More Light is a classic Primals album; raw, experimental and iconic. Here the frontman talks about the recording process, singing with Robert Plant and why the doubters don’t matter…

4
Article Image
Football

Poyet, O’Neill, Bruce, Grayson: Leeds’ Manager Candidates Compared & Rated

Following Warnock’s sacking, we need a man to take us back to the Premier League. These are the serious high-profile contenders to do just that…

18
Article Image
Music

Now That’s What I Call Music

A neglected cupboard of CD’s rebuilt as a skyline of plastic on the kitchen table and the most amazing soundtrack you can unleash. Cue the music.

14
Article Image
Books

The Celebrity Guide To The Best Coffee Table Books

Ever wondered which coffee table books rock stars, magazine editors, artists and comedians can’t put down? Wonder no more…

1
Article Image
Galleries

WOWHAUS: This Is The Modernist Property World

If you want to buy an island, live in a water tower or just fancy hours of ogling fantastic modernist houses then this is the site for you.

1
Article Image
Sport

Leeds United: Pay Off, Sell Off Or Play Offs?

The new Leeds United owners seem short of dosh and the manager is short of ideas. Will the coming weeks see Bates back in charge?

12
Article Image
Fashion & Style

Nigel Cabourn: Clothes for Outdoor Heroes

Mountain climbers, Action Men and fashion conscious young men have all sported Parkas. Nigel Cabourn bought them back from bootcamp to boutique. The perfect coat for these cold conditions…

9
Article Image
Fashion & Style

J-Crew Liquor Store New York

It’s a clothes shop in an old off license with the feel of a junk shop. Why aren’t there more shops like this?

9
Article Image
Life

Do Believe The Skype: A Beginners Guide

If you know about it you use it, if you don’t you should, here’s the free communication technology Captain Kirk could only dream of. And an anecdote about Deee-lite.

2
Article Image
Lists

Great Real Names From Isambard Kingdom Brunel To Jukebox Timebomb

Ever wondered what the best names on the planet are? A pro-Isambard Kingdom tweet prompted a deluge of Fanny Bonjours, FIghtmasters and Todd Rockets…

Article Image
TV

I’m A Celebrity Update: Sea Lions & Hangings

I’m A Celebrity will be drawing to a close this week. We run through our favourite contestants of the series including the no-nonsense Eric Bristow and the lovable Rosemary Schrager.

3
Article Image
Sex

The Comfort Man And The Birth of Masculinism

Not only is the new Southern Comfort commercial the best on television right now it also applies an aspect of feminism for barrel chested beer bellied sex gods.

17
Article Image
Books

Life Through The Bottom Of A Glass

Roddy Doyle’s new book is a hilarious look at a year of news through the eyes of two bar room philosophers. We heavily recommend you buy it.

Article Image
Football

Frank Lampard: “I’d Like To Go And Play In America When I’m 36 Or 35″

This is what Frank Lampard told me in an interview two years ago. He will be 35 at the end of this season. Will he be off to LA Galaxy?

28
Article Image
Hardware

Magpul Ronin: Batman’s Motorbike?

A futuristic motorbike named after a Samurai that’s more superhero than superbike.

6
Article Image
Books

Harland Miller: Paperback Rioter

Harland Miller’s Penguin Book Cover paintings are brilliant adaptations of Penguin and Puffin covers -daubed with almost Morrissey-esque titles.

2
Article Image
Life

The Ballroom Under The Lake

The Eccentric English comedian Vic Reeves, who was my landlord at the time, leant over to me and said: “It’s true, it’s in my book, a ballroom under a lake near Godalming, Surrey.”

25
Article Image
Music

Mick Jones on comics, blagging into clubs as a kid with The Stones and his first job

The former Clash and BAD man was a teenage football star autograph hunter and comic fan. Video interview.

1
Article Image
Travel

At Water’s Edge

Is there a better sport for lazy bastards than sea kayaking where you sit on your arse and look at the beach all day?

3
Article Image
Music

We Love Music fanzine

A fantastic collection of writing about music from Caught By the River website featuring Beastie Boys, Immediate, Sex Pistols, St. Etienne.

Article Image
Music

Ian Curtis, Blue Monday & Sock Water: New Order Interviewed

Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris select key moments in the history of Joy Division and New Order. James Brown ordered the pints of sock water.

10
Article Image
Music

National Record Store Day: My Love Affair With Leeds’ Jumbo Records

To mark Record Store Day As a gateway to the music world this independent record shop is hard to beat. Our man names it his favourite record shop of all time.

21
Article Image
Life

When Was The Last Time You Bought The Big Issue?

You don’t need to buy The Big Issue just to help out, it’s actually a great magazine with some great writers

9
Article Image
Music

Inside Mick Jones’ Rock & Roll Public Library

The latest instalment of Mick Jones’ Rock and Roll Public Library opened last night in a converted key-cutting shop turned gallery in a public subway in London…

3
Article Image
Football

Rangers: The Revolution Starts After Extra-Time

As the situations at Blackburn, Portsmouth and Rangers worsen – the need for a football revolution is greater than ever. Football clubs are too important to our communities to leave in the hands of private individuals who milk them dry and then scarper. Fans should take them back.

10
Article Image
Football

Leeds United Flog Howson And Confirm Status As Ultimate Selling Club

First it was Beckford, then Gradel and Johnson, now we’ve accepted an offer from Norwich City for Jonny Howson, our skipper. I predicted it in this piece…

41
Article Image
Sport

Were You A Big Fan of The End?

It was the first terrace fanzine, the godfather of the football fanzines but still dressed in punk’s cut and paste graphics. We’re re-issuing them in one volume.

78
Article Image
Music

Justice Tonight London Live: Return Of The Last Gang In Town

For the first time since ‘back then’ Paul and Mick were on stage together playing Clash songs. It was emotional, it was brilliant, it was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to…

9
Article Image
Football

Leeds United’s Gary Speed: An Inspiration

One minute you’re running round a park training with 20 young footballers and the next you have to pull over to cry your eyes out…

44
Article Image
Life

The End: The Fanzine That Was The Voice of 1980s Liverpool

In 1981 The End was born in Liverpool and with it the first fanzine to capture the city’s voice. Thirty years laters it’s back.

4
Article Image
TV

Business Mouse: Alan Sugar meets Top Cat From Modern Toss

It’s Top Cat meets Donald Trump only it’s a mouse, a little mouse in a big bad world of business.

Article Image
Music

Ch-ch-ch-changes: From Joy Division to New Order to Now (Part 2)

Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris on the key moments in New Order’s history, coping with the loss of close friends, and the not too amicable departure of Peter Hook…

2
Article Image
Music

The Inside Story Of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica

On the day Bobby and the boys had to release a statement outraged that the Conservative Party had used one of their songs, we go deep inside the making of their classic that defined an era and hasn’t been bettered since…

4
Article Image
People

Chris Moon: Great New Artist

Hot new painter whose work has been compared to Bacon (the artist not the breakfast) and is flying off the shelves.

Article Image
Football

Gus and Casper Await Leeds United at Brighton and Hove Albion

Leeds visit Brighton tonight and their fans aren’t surprised the Seagulls are going well under Gus Poyet

3
Article Image
Football

Peter Reid: From Bangkok to Plymouth Argyle

Everton and England legend Peter Reid has just been sacked by Plymouth Argyle. Bet he wishes he’d stayed in Bangkok. I caught up with up back when he took a year away to manage the Thai National team. Riots, sunshine, martial arts masters? He had ‘em all.

1
Article Image
Music

Stone Face: Ronnie Wood on Keef, Clapton, Rod and the Booze. Part One

The first part of this archive Jack article sees the then sober Stone reflect on dodging Teddy Boys, stealing birds off Eric Clapton and his time in the Cottonwood clinic.

Article Image
Film

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviewed

An excellent movie version of the John Le Carre book, with an impressive cast cast of British character actors and Gary Oldman at the heart of it.

13
Article Image
Life

When Gazza Tried To Save Raoul Moat

As the Raoul Moat inquiry swings into gear, we though the time was ripe to print the full radio interview featuring Gazza, some chicken, a fishing rod and a few cans of lager…

11
Article Image
Football

What Leicester City Can Expect From Jermaine Beckford – By A Leeds United Fan

Written just before Jermaine Beckford joined Everton, this Leeds United fan considers what the player has to offer. Fans of Leicester City take note…

27
Article Image
Film

The Best Lines from 4 Lions

People will be asking you what you want for Christmas soon. Chris Morris’s movie Four Lions is a stroke of comedy genius. We suggest this.

19
Article Image
Travel

Fashion, Food and Murder in New York

New York is still throbbing with great places to eat, unique clothes shops and the newspapers have a hunger for outraged front page crime stories.

3
Article Image
Football

7 Things Leeds United Fans Learnt By Beating Bradford

After Saturday’s horror show against Southampton, an initially wobbly Leeds United displayed determination against Bradford and will be encouraged by the performances of Clayton and Nunez

25
Article Image
Football

Leeds United Need a Striker Not a Concierge

The fans are revolting, the manager is underfunded and the chairman’s building a hotel. Why Leeds United are getting left behind.

36
Article Image
Music

Falling Back In Love With Live Music At Benicassim

There’s a brilliant festival by the seaside in Spain and we were there. If you like sunshine and brilliant music I recommend you get there soon.

10
Article Image
Film

The Apprentice 2011, Week 10: Season Of The Witch

Despite his habit of favouring blustery scrappers The Wizard of Hackney takes down The Wicked Witch of The Boardroom when he finally realises she’s talking spaceballs.

8
Article Image
Food and Drink

Eat, Sleep And Drink Like King Eric Cantona At Puglia’s Torre Maizza

Forgo the tacky getaways of Rooney and Ronaldo and holiday in style like Cantona and Van Basten at Torre Maizza.

1
Article Image
Travel

What Makes A Great Hotel?

You want ace chips, massive mini-bar, superb bed and a blinding view. Livestock on room service is optional. Everything you need to know about great hotels.

3
Article Image
Life

Scrabble Addict

My girlfriend is banging on the outside of the bathroom door. We have just come in from an afternoon walk through the woods and she wants to know why I’ve shot straight off and locked myself away.

7
Article Image
People

Is Pippa Middleton’s Arse About To Be Upstaged By Her Own Purple Partying Bra?

Private pictures have surfaced which prove that not only does the Royal Sister-in-Law have a popular arse, she also has a purple bra.

7
Article Image
Life

The Freeloaders Ball, Westminster, Minute By Minute

Up-to-the minute cynicism and bile about two fairly standard dull English upper class knobs.

10
Article Image
Hardware

Manolo Chretien’s Nose Cone Art

French artist Manolo Chretien has spent the last 10 years transforming jet nosecones into stunning, eye-snagging anthropomorphised works of art that at times look cartoon cute and other times look plane dangerous…

2
Article Image
Music

Higher Than The Sun: The Story of Screamadelica Part 2

Primal Scream’s Screamadelica is an album that captured a moment in time when everything changed and anything went. From unlikely origins, it succeeded in uniting a nation under one euphoric groove and erected a bridge between indie pop and rave culture, part two of the story.

1
Article Image
Books

Got, Not Got: It’s Like Finding Your Old Football Stickers

Why do you get when you combine football, nostalgia and OCD? A hardback collection of football vintage memorabilia that you need in your life.

1
Article Image
Music

Jonesy’s Jukebox

The Sex Pistols guitarist turned DJ made a name for himself in LA spinning old TV themes and punk. This was his first British interview on the subject.

Article Image
Film

Michael Caine Interviewed

Despite his years and popular status Michael Caine can still deliver barely controlled threat. And that has been a key to many of his great roles from Get Carter to his latest offering, Harry Brown. A confident disregard for what others might think of him.

1
Article Image
Football

Richard Keys: Goodbye Ape Man

With attitudes as neanderthal as his hairy hands suggest, the Sky Sports anchorman deserves everything he gets.

43
Article Image
Fashion & Style

Proper Magazine

Proper magazine is a men’s clothing fanzine that also features mountaineering, music, books, retail and tea. We like their covers.

7
Article Image
Music

Stone Face: Ronnie Wood on Keef, Clapton, Rod and the Booze. Part Two

The second installment from the Jack archive finds Wood talking about his booze battles, how Mick Jagger is a nicer guy and what Keith Richards does with seawater.

Article Image
Film

Apprentice 2010: Week 7

Look, it was inevitable that Sandeesh and her lantern-eyes would go, so there’s no glory to be had in banging on about her. Stuart, however, could he be the next leader of North Korea?

3
Article Image
Film

Zen and the Art of IACGMOOH

I hate waiting for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, hate it… it’s the highlight of my viewing year, and not just to see some Z Lister chewing on a Kangaroo’s knacker…

1
Article Image
Fashion & Style

Trunk: An Elegant Never Forgets

Trunk Clothiers, Chiltern Street, London is a new shop selling J Crew shirts, Edwin jeans and Woolrich jackets. Tucked away off Marylebone High Street. Go find it.

6
Article Image
About ST

Can’t access ST at work because of the corporate firewalls?

If you’re ever struggling to access Sabotage Times at work, here’s how we can help you.

Article Image
Fashion & Style

Men In Black

Forget fascism and referees, the Black Shirt is an iconic staple of a man’s wardrobe. Disagree? Take it up with Johnny Cash, the Viet Cong and the All-Blacks.

Article Image
Travel

Safari So Goodi

There is a lion jogging warily around the open sided land cruiser no more than four feet away. There is nothing between us but warm air, dry throats and tension: no windows, no doors, no rifle. Just a lion circling. It had been trying to mate with a lioness. Then we arrived.

1
Article Image
Travel

Filey, North Yorkshire

An untouched world of sea and sand, buckets and spades, fish and chips Filey is the seaside town they forgot to close down. A marvellous place on the North Yorks coast.

9
Article Image
Music

Weller Weller Weller Huh

From The Jam to The Style Council to his solo career, Weller’s always been there sharp, driven, well dressed and opinion dividing. The man about town that you’ve heard of is still going strong.

7
Article Image
Travel

Fast Car Through The Kent Countryside

Music. Motorway. One loud. One empty. Combine for fun.

Article Image
Football

Father and Son Football and Bowling

You can stuff the Olympics as a family sport. It’s an elitist inaccessible pipe dream that’s impossible to take part in, has strict age prejudice and is usually taking place too far away to coincide with teatime viewing.

Article Image
Travel

Berns Hotel Stockholm

A superb stylish hotel that’s packed with history, character and modern design. It’s not the biggest in Stockholm but it’s one of the best.

Article Image
Hardware

Modern Toss: Attack of the Giant Fly

Modern Toss created a massive fly called Dave for the exhibition we put on, this is his story. In pictures.

Article Image
Life

Modern Toss London Exhibition

SabotageTimes presents the first London exhibition by Modern Toss, the creators of Alan, Drive-By Abuser, Mr Tourette and other classics of modern filth.

11
Article Image
Film

Shaaaaaaat Up!

Meet the gang ’cause the boys are here, the boys to entertain you. Holland’s Ruud Gullit, yes Ruud Gullit on It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, his favourite sitcom.

1
Article Image
Football

Got. Need. Want. Got. Need. Want. Got. Need. Want. Got. Need. Want…

Can you fill a Panini World Cup sticker album in just one night? Join Sabotage Times on a remarkable odyssey of the mind and soul as we embark on a search for Chile’s Waldo Ponce.

3
Article Image
Football

The Last of England?

You know it’s been a bad performance when you’re watching Jimmy Saville with filth dubbed over his voice on You Tube to cheer yourself up.

6
Article Image
Fashion & Style

Get Shirty

It’s getting hotter and hotter, you need big T-shirts. If you like Tees with designs on them we recommend you become a Nervous Passenger.

1
Article Image
Free Stuff

Sabotage Times badges

This is the marketing campaign, a bucket full of shiny badges with ST and the Sabotage Times bomb on them. If you want one let us know.

18
Article Image
Travel

The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

In my experience it is always best to book your hotel before you travel. It seems obvious but many don’t, or they simply rely on someone else to book their stay for them.

Article Image
Sex

The Golden Apple: Moscow’s Sexiest Bite

As well as the big corporate chain hotels Moscow has a fruity boutique hotel with a difference. Ideal for meeting the fashion crowd or conducting affairs.

Article Image
People

Modern Toss Q&A

Jon Link and Mick Bunnage have created a tidal wave of filth with their cult cartoons Modern Toss. We call them into the office and ask them what the hell is going on.

7
Article Image
Funny

Modern Toss
Cheese & Wine

We love Modern Toss and this is one of their best runs. It’s a non-nonsense return to Mike Leigh suburban territory with a little more vigour. As if Leigh had used the cast of Scum to play the characters in Abigail’s Party. You can buy these cartoons on Greetings Cards, Framed Prints and Posters from moderntoss.com

Article Image
Film

200 Naked Women, a Camp Chinese Man and I

This is something I wrote for Grazia just before Miss Naked Beauty came out, I might add my retrospective comment about what it was really like afterwards.

2
Article Image
Music

Bobby Gillespie and Primal Scream

Primal Scream are the last great band of the original Creation Records roster, still rocking on, un-interrupted by break-ups or break-downs. James Brown gets down and dirty with The Scream.

3
Article Image
Music

Steven Wells, Poet and Journalist RIP

It is perhaps fitting that in the week the NME editor joined the BBC to develop the multi-platform brand of Top Gear magazine the most political and confrontational NME writer of the late 80’s and early 90’s should die from cancer.

Article Image
Music

The Cult – Love

“I was much taken by Ian’s Southern Death Cult in the early 80s post-punk/positive-punk post-Adam and the Ants days. I was nicknamed Tonto at junior school and felt some affinity with Ian when he first appeared on the scene in Liverpool as a Crass/Poison Girls follower staying with some of my Ants roadie mates in 1980.

Article Image
Travel

The Lowell, New York City

You won’t find too much about The Lowell in search engines or the gossip columns. They don’t host a night club or provide tip offs to the paparazzi.

Article Image
People

Cut out and use WHO AM I? set

Simply cut out, lick and stick to your head for masses of entertainment (other people required).

Article Image
Books

The Damned United

If ever there was a Gerald Ratner moment in football, when a single spoken sentence turned a business to crap, it came when Brian Clough, a man with two international caps addressed his new charges, the English league champions Leeds United, with over hundreds of international caps between them, and told them they should chuck all their domestic medals in the bin because they had cheated to get them.

1
Article Image
Film

Dr Who for England?

Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor Who, was a handy footballer as a teenager turning out for Leicester City and Nottingham Forest academy teams.

Article Image
Football

The Thrills Of Lower League Football

The hope of a new season disappears in double quick time when your team loses that first all important fixture – but Leeds fans are used to the disappointment by now.

3
1