Then I thought about how, even after death, something remains, the part of you that lives with other people, the memories they carry around with them. This, too, is the story of ‘The Soft Bulletin,’ an album that changed things for the Flaming Lips and their fans. History tells us it came out in 1999, but it exists in a perpetual present. It’s an album you return to and hear differently as your own life moves forward and endings of every kind become all too real, a reminder that this flash of now is all we will ever have.