Nina Simone was one of a kind.

This is a wonderful performance from a wonderful artist. Listen carefully to the litany of things she has towards the middle. I think she quite clearly lists every body part as something she has, including a colloquial term for her chest area (x2). Brilliant.


And for her best work without a doubt. I recommend downloading it as soon as possible from iTunes, transferring it to your iPod and listening to it with big old earphones. Close your eyes and get drowned in it. It is one of the best tracks of all time, hands down.


So as not distract from the above, I will include the following as a link only. It is a bizarre rendition of the same song as above and it can be found here.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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