Real life has been a little hectic, and I neglected to note the passing of Asia frontman John Wetton last week.
Asia was always one of those reliably catchy bands that I listened to on the radio, but never really thought too much about. I’ve got a few of their songs on the iPod, and I’ll sing along when I hear them. I guess my relationship with this band can be described as casual, an acquaintance I’m generally happy to bump into but not someone I seek out for anything special. But they were responsible for one of those songs that is inexplicably special to me: The 3 AM Song.
So thanks for that, John Wetton. I’m so glad you shared that little bit of musical serendipity with me. Considering the state of my life right now, I can use the inspirational boost I get every time I hear “Days Like These” more than ever.
“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. And today I am strong enough, and anyway I love the rain.”