The people who were young and fell in love and started out on their life’s journey when the Beatles began, who marked the tentative forays into adulthood to the music of the band and who saw each subsequent step soundtracked to their songs will all be dead soon and then this will just be the sonic residue of the past. Everything you listen to now will similarly someday be the music young people hear with an academic ear and the detachment brought about by distance. No matter how crucial what happens today might seem, come tomorrow none of it will count for anything. We’re all meaningless specks of dust being blown toward an oblivion that could care less whether or not we become a part of it. We return to the nothing whence we came having left little to mark our brief presence on the face of the earth. The Beatles’ On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 is available now.