Mark Angel

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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 with ASP, ColdFusio&hellip by Jeffrey Bardzell
I bought this book upon seeing all of the wonderful reviews it was given here on Amazon. I had been designing web pages professionally for about a year, and was ready to make the move to dynamic development. I had only a little knowledge of web programming and attendant technologies and thought this would offer the best place to begin. Unfortuntely for me, it was a little too simplistic.
The book is mapped from beginning to end on an imaginary site, Newland Tours; the reader follows along, doing the steps given, to turn the site from static into dynamic. The problem for me was two-fold. I learn by understanding the fundamentals, and theory, first, and then by trial-and-error… Read more
Smashing Pumpkins:Greatest Hit <b>DVD</b> ~ DVD
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Even if you aren't a fan of The Smashing Pumpkins, if you have any inclination towards visual art, film, editing, cinematography, direction, lighting, or design aesthetic, you'll find a lot to enjoy about this collection of the Pumpkins' videos. From first to last, every one of them offers something new and original. All videos can be watched with director and band commentary turned on, or they can be watched with the commentary and behind-the-scenes "making of" footage. And of course, you can watch them just as music videos, as well. Long time fans will appreciate the nostalgic look back that is given by Corgan, Iha, and Jimmy in much of the commentary. The directors also… Read more
American Thighs ~ Veruca Salt
American Thighs ~ Veruca Salt
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Underrated, May 23 2004
I'm going back through my collections and I've hit the Salt mine. ;)
Where to begin with this? Every song is good. The girls have a knack for hauntingly mixing melodies and harmonies in layers that weave back and forth, and the songwriting runs the gamut from softly whispered to right-out-rocking, but it never loses its grit or its edge. This is a remnant of the effectively dead Chicago grunge scene in the mid-90's, and it lives up to that classification heartily. Crunching guitar riffs with huge distortions and electified, simple solos with the picks screeching along the metal.
Yet the most compelling aspect of this record is the evocative sadness that pervades much of it… Read more