My top 10 boxing songs

All-star bill featuring Dan Mendoza aka the fighting Jew, manly Victorians, Joe Louis and the Dixieaires at the Battle of Jericho, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Rocky Graziano aka the Maharishi Yoghurt, Bob Dylan and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Muhammad Ali and over-reliance on computer technology, Rich Hall and the George Foreman Grill, Wesley Willis and Batman, and Ivor Cutler.

Richard Humphries' second blocks a crucial blow from Daniel Mendoza in the 1788 bout.

Autonomous street organ

By one Martin Preston: The machine is coming along very nicely, judging by the photos being posted over on Feisbuk. One of my eardrums exploded in August after a surfeit of Ivor Cutler, but they’re hoping to put in a new one in 4-6 months time which, if it doesn’t accurately render real sounds into…