*Holy buzzword watch: Google, ad-supported, drm-free, music, China.
*The Alternative Consumer tracks down some chic and eco coasters – made from record holes. I want.
*will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas claims that mobile music is the future. This is the man who sang “if it smells like elephant shit, it must be us.” Fair warning.
*The music generating algorithm (whaa?) for much-anticipated videogame Spore was created in part by Brian Eno. [listening post]