In 1991 Marc Cohn broke into the big time with “Walking in Memphis,” a song that spoke to a lot of hearts. For me, the highlight of the song was neither in the verses nor the chorus, but rather in the interlude featuring Al Green:
They’ve got catfish on the table,
They’ve got gospel in the air.
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven’t got a prayer.
But boy you’ve got a prayer in Memphis.
Marc Cohn himself, however, apparently also has a prayer in Denver: “Grammy winner Marc Cohn shot in head.” After a performance last night, Cohn’s van was the subject of a botched carjacking and Cohn was shot flush in the temple. “Frankly, I can’t tell you how he survived,” the Denver police spokesman said. I think we can file this story under “today’s good news.”