I've been teaching in the History Department at Lehman since 1999, and I've also served as Chair of History (2005-2009) and Dean of Arts and Humanities (2009-2012). Between 1985 and 1998, when I was a student and then a professor at Harvard, I did a music fanzine called Incite!, and for most of that time I also ran a small record label called Harriet. Most of my blogs will be about music, much of which you might not have heard of; but my other interests (British history, in particular) will probably show up now and then as well. (The title is a tribute both a song by the early-80s British art-pop pioneers Essential Logic and to Douglas Wolk's late-90s email club, "Better Noise." More on the latter in awhile).