OK, in the interest of calling attention to ingenious collaborations and creative mash-ups, this is a shameless shout-out to Betsey Swardlick who, with fellow creative Owen Curtsinger, wrote the liner notes to The M Machine, Metropolis, Part 1, recently launched by the electronic dance music group The M Machine. (One-third of which is Ben Swardlick). The music is amazing and the fact that it is accompanied by a full back-story, plus illustrations, makes it very exciting. Remember when vinyl records came complete with lyrics, session notes, and all kinds of good stuff to read while you were listening? This is like that.