165 years: Time it takes Neptune to orbit the sun.
75 years: Life span of African Bush Elephant.
22 years: Half-life of element 89, Actinium.
9 years: Time it took to complete the Lincoln Memorial.
6 years: Gestation period for a Suzanne Vega album.
The great wheel of time turns. Humans are born and die. Structures are built and collapse. Civilizations rise and fall. Suzanne Vega puts out another album.
Beauty and Crime is Ms. Vega’s seventh (I think…let me count. SV, SS, DoOH, 99.9, NOoD, SiRaG…yes, seventh) album and her first on Blue Note Records. It drops on July 17th, which is still a way’s away, I’m afraid. The first track is called “Frank and Ava” and even though you can hear it streaming on her website I thought I’d provide a handy mp3.