He brawled with upperclassmen. He dropped out. He dealt marijuana and got busted and put on probation. He moved back home and went into occupational drift, playing the family black sheep. Odd jobs slogged by. He was rod man on a surveying crew.
He landscaped. Hauled concrete blocks. Cooked pizzas in a window. There was no plan. He was just making it up as he went along. The career came by accident. Brian was in Chicago, getting paid for improvising at Second City, the satirical comedy company.
Bill had done a little acting in high-school plays but never thought much of it. More odd jobs. A year later, he tried it again. It worked. He learned to do improvisational comedy sketches, one of the hardest forms of comic acting. No script to lean on. No one else wanted to work with them. Sometimes it would get very lonely out there onstage for Murray and Candy. We called it New Deli.
It was just endless death, incredible death. Fortunately, Murray survived death. You know the rest. The rest was Saturday Night Live.
As with Second City, Murray missed the first time around. The show premiered without him. By then Murray was getting TV work. Murray was a regular on it. After Chevy Chase left the good Saturday Night following its first season, Murray was called off the bench. Belushi and Aykroyd worried him. The sudden fame and pressure of the hit from nowhere seemed to have whipped them into a frenzy. Belushi, Aykroyd and producer Lorne Michaels finally persuaded him to go crazy with them.
Brian ended up on the show, too, as a writer and occasional actor. He started slowly. He was the new kid for what seemed like the longest time. Finally, Murray wrote himself a sketch. It was a loony number in which a naked man did a nightclub act in his shower, bringing on his wife Gilda and her lover Buck Henry for bows. After that, the rocket went up. You remember that part. Murray still finds this a little hard to accept. I mean, there was some talent involved, but it was really all accidental.
Last Christmas, he went home to Wilmette for the family reunion. Bedlam around the dinner table, same as always. When you go home as an adult, the rooms always seem smaller, and so when everyone automatically headed for their own chair, Murray jumped for the head of the table.
More elbow room, he said. He found himself content to stay quiet and let his brothers and sisters go for the laughs. It sounds, I said, as if you won the competition. Waves Stripes opened, his latest. Murray did some talk shows and interviews and vanished just before the opening. The wedding had been on the East Coast, it said, so Aykroyd and Belushi could attend.
All the guests had been sworn to secrecy. The secret bride was named Mickey Wright. She and her husband of five months were reading this grotesque tripe in a drugstore in Montauk, New York.
Very large female Murray cod can have egg counts as high as 80,—90,,  although a recent, very large kg specimen yielded an egg count of , viable eggs. Murray cod spawn in spring, cued by rising water temperatures and increasing photoperiod daylight length. Latest research has also shown that Murray cod in fact live their entire lifecycle within the main channel of the stream. Earlier ideas that Murray cod spawn on floodplains, or the larvae feed on floodplains, are incorrect. Murray cod breed in the main river channel or, in times of spring flood, the inundated upper portion of the main channel and tributary channels, but not on floodplains.
Spawning is preceded by significant upstream migrations if high spring flows or floods allow. During the courtship ritual a spawning site is selected and cleaned — hard surfaces such as rocks in upland rivers and impoundments, and logs and occasionally clay banks in lowland rivers, at a depth of 2—3 metres 6.
The female lays the large adhesive eggs as a mat on the spawning surface, which the male fertilises. The female then leaves the spawning site. The male remains to guard the eggs during incubation, which takes six to 10 days depending on water temperature , and to guard the hatched larvae for a further week or so until they disperse.
Larvae disperse from the nest site by drifting in river currents at night, and continue this behaviour around four to seven days. The relationship between river flows and Murray cod recruitment are more complex than first thought, and in less regulated rivers, Murray cod may be able to recruit under a range of conditions including stable low flows.
Significant recruitment of Murray cod in low-flow conditions in less regulated lowland rivers has now been proven. This information also suggests that nonriver-regulation-related causes of degradation are playing a larger role in the survival and recruitment of Murray cod larvae than first thought; competition from extremely large numbers of invasive carp larvae are negatively affecting the survival and recruitment of Murray cod larvae to a much greater degree than first thought;  and that decades of overfishing is playing a far larger role in the current state of Murray cod stocks, through depletion of spawning adults, than first thought.
These findings do not mean that river regulation and water extraction have not had adverse effects on fish stocks. Rather, river regulation has been a major factor in the decline of Murray cod and other native fish. The long-term viability of wild Murray cod, other native fish species and river ecosystems, in the face of this fact, are of great concern. Murray cod were originally the most common large native fish in the Murray-Darling basin.
Contrary to some fishery department literature, the first serious declines in Murray cod were caused by extremely severe overfishing. In the latter half of the s and the early s, Murray cod — very large, very long-lived fish — were caught in unimaginable numbers by both commercial and recreational fishermen.
For example, one commercial fishing operation commenced on the Murray River near Echuca in , targeting Murray cod over hundreds of kilometres of river, and yet within eight years, grave concerns over the sustainability of this operation, and complaints about the near-absence of Murray cod in their heavily fished grounds, were being raised in the main state newspaper, The Argus. Perhaps this extreme overfishing and its impacts of wild Murray cod stocks is best summarised by a short article in the Register News a South Australian newspaper in In [the last] 29 years 26,, lbs nearly 11, tons [11,, kg] of Murray cod has been eaten by the people of Melbourne.
The Superintendent of Markets Mr G. Minns included these figures in a statement he made today pointing out that the supply was declining. Incredibly, 20 years later, the aquatic ecologist J. Langtry was still compelled to criticise the extremely heavy, lawless, fishing pressure, in the form of both uncontrolled small-scale commercial fishing and rampant illegal fishing, with which he was confronted in all reaches of the Murray River he investigated in — Indeed, a thorough reading of historical newspaper articles and historical government reports reveals that the whole history of wild Murray cod between the mid—s and the mid—s was one of citizen agitation, government inaction, and ongoing stock decline.
For decade after decade, riverside residents, commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen, local fisheries inspectors, fish retailers, and others agitated in newspapers and other fora about the evidently, continuously declining Murray cod stocks, to be met in turn either with government denials, or conversely, with various ineffective inquiries into Murray cod stocks and fisheries, and various ineffective control measures.
For decade after decade, debate about excessive fishing pressure, number of fishermen, number of nets, net mesh size, bag limits, minimum size limits and take of small cod, closed seasons and the taking of spawning cod full of eggs during spring, and other sundry issues, raged on and on without proper resolution, with fishing regulations either not amended, or amended and largely unenforced and completely ignored, and with heavy commercial, recreational and illegal fishing pressure continuing unrelenting and unabated.
The end result was a Murray cod population, initially unimaginably abundant, continually fished down and down and down without pause, until in the early to mid 20th century a number of other factors such as river regulation listed below emerged to drive the species even further into decline. All of these drivers of decline have left this iconic Australian fish in a perilous situation. There are now grave concerns for the long-term survival of wild Murray cod populations.
However, there are valid questions as to the representativeness of these surveys, these surveys do not explain the dramatic disappearance of large numbers of young Murray cod at exactly the minimum size limit, and most importantly, any emphasis on these surveys miss the fundamental point — as a large, long-lived species with relatively low fecundity and delayed sexual maturity wild Murray cod populations are extremely vulnerable to overfishing, even with only modest angler-kill.
This measure should have positive effects for the Murray cod population by protecting and increasing the proportion of large breeding Murray cod. Another issue is that Murray cod caught and released in winter, while developing their eggs, or in spring prior to spawning, resorb their eggs and do not spawn. State Government Fisheries departments support Murray cod populations by stocking with hatchery bred fish, especially in man made lakes.
The Murray River and southern tributaries originally displayed a pattern of high flows in winter, high flows and floods in spring, and low flows in summer and autumn.
The breeding of Murray cod and other Murray-Darling native fish was adapted to these natural flow patterns. River regulation for irrigation has reversed these natural flow patterns, with negative effects on the breeding and recruitment of Murray cod. The Murray and most southern tributaries now experience high irrigation flows in summer and autumn and low flows in winter and spring. Small and medium floods including the once annual spring flood-pulse have been completely eliminated.
Thermal pollution is the artificial reduction in water temperatures, especially in summer and autumn, caused when frigid water is released from the bottom of reservoirs for irrigation demands. Such temperature suppression typically extends several hundred kilometres downstream.
Thermal pollution inhibits both the breeding of Murray cod and the survival of Murray cod larvae, and in extreme cases inhibits even the survival of adult Murray cod. The rare floods that do break free of the dams and weirs of the Murray-Darling system have their magnitude and duration deliberately curtailed by river regulators.
Increasing research indicates this management practice is very harmful and drastically reduces the general ecosystem benefits and breeding and recruitment opportunities for Murray cod and other Murray-Darling native fish species these now rare floods can provide. Blackwater events are emerging as a very serious threat to wild Murray cod stocks in lowland river reaches. Blackwater events occur when floodplains and ephemeral channels accumulate large quantities of leaf litter over a number of years and are then finally inundated in a flood event.
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The agent assigned his case is played by none other than the beautiful starlet Nancy Sinatra, and the pair quickly fall for each other.
When it became clear that Capitol and EMI wanted no part of the record, which featured an overdub of philharmonic strings done by George Harrison himself, the Beatles decided to put it out themselves. The record was later given a proper release in , nearly half a century after it was recorded. They can go for up to 5 grand. Bernie Taupin, who collaborated with John on many of his biggest hits was credited for penning the lyrics, though Elton John would later admit that John had written the song by himself.
He gave Bernie the credit to help him get his first publishing royalties. If you think you may have a copy lying around somewhere, now would be the time to start digging. Though met with critical acclaim, neither the single or the LP sold particularly well at first. Did you think classical music would be left off of this list?
Record companies would often enlist the help of relatively unknown artists to provide the album art for their classical and jazz releases. This particular album cover was drawn by a certain starving artist that was destined for stardom.
His name? Andy Warhol. There are only seven known copies of this record in existence. Half soundtrack, half dialogue recording, this record was scrapped when Herman Wouk, writer of the novel on which the critically-acclaimed film was based, threatened to never allow the studio to use his work ever again if they released the album.
Wouk was furious at what he saw as blatant theft of his intellectual property, since the B-side of the record was a recording of the climactic courtroom scene, lifted verbatim from his novel.
Columbia agreed to halt the release of the album and destroy all copies. A few employees filched some copies before they were demolished — there are rumored to be close to a dozen that survived. There were 25, copies of this single pressed. In a story that since become punk legend, the Sex Pistols terrorized their label so badly that they were dropped six days after signing the record contract in a publicized ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace.
The very limited Australian edition on translucent vinyl is said to only have 50 of its kind — though only a small handful have surfaced over the years. The song references the assassination of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, but Bono says he could have better fleshed out the lyrics. According to him, the Edge and producer Brian Eno convinced him that keeping the lyrics vague would allow the song to resonate deeper with non-English speakers. Rumor has it that Olivia Newton-John hated the way she looked in the picture printed on the front of the disc so much that she had the record company stop the pressing.
Between 20 and 30 records survived. Jazz fans rejoice! There were between and 1, copies of this record printed in , but a small variation in printing makes one particular version especially valuable. The story goes that famed jazz record label Blue Note ran out of labels when printing the record. In theory, the other version should be worth even more.
According to blues legend, Johnson met with the devil at the crossroads between Highway 1 and 8 in Mississippi. There, Johnson traded his soul for the ability to master the guitar. There were only 15 copies of this record pressed, and the cover of each was hand-painted by Dave Buick, founder of Italy records.
The copies were made for a Detroit record release show for the band in , as the fledgling band was on the incline, destined for stardom. Hopefully, you kept it safe.
The record label that handled the release, Tiger Lily, was a tax scam operated by the mob. The scam worked like this — a large portion of records would be pressed and later written off as unsold. A few of these records made it into the right hands and achieved cult status. The pressing of the record that is particularly valuable, however, is one that features a stencil rendition of the front jacket painted by none other than notoriously elusive street-artist Banksy. There were only of these limited edition hand-spray painted versions made, with several different color variants.
I kept hearing those kinds of stories about Murray from his friends. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. After Chevy Chase left the good Saturday Night following its first season, Murray was called off the bench. Friday 17 July Murray cod are very long-lived, which is characteristic of many freshwater native fish in Australia. Friday 27 March Sunday Drive Strange World. Marine and Freshwater Research.
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