Today's Legal Underground Word of the Week, Public Domain, is read by Denise Howell of Bag and Baggage. You can hear the production as an MP3 or as a podcast by subscribing to this RSS feed with iPodder or a similar product. Meanwhile, you can find the feed to Denise's awesome podcast on the right side of her weblog.
The music that accompanies Denise's reading is a public-domain song called Paddlin' Blues by Gitfiddle Jim. Released in 1930, I found it at Public Domain 4U, which has lots of interesting MP3s that can be downloaded for free. Gitfiddle Jim's real name was Kokomo Arnold. One of his biggest hits was "Milk Cow Blues," which was one of the first songs recorded by Elvis Presley.
If you'd like to participate in my audio-blogging word-of-the-week project, simply choose a suitable word from a suitable law dictionary, record yourself reading it, and then send it to me as an mp3, wav, or DSS file. But you'd better hurry, because once I run out of words, this weekly feature is going to be replaced by The Legal Underground's Three-Minute Book Review, which will alternate each Friday (maybe) with The Legal Underground's Three-Minute Lawyer Interview.