Married With Children (DVD) Review

Premiering in April 1987, Married With Children became a staple of the growing Fox Network’s original prime time programming, paving the way for further original creations such as The Simpsons. The total opposite of what a TV family should be, the original working title for the show was Not The Cosbys (a reference to the perfect family atmosphere of the popular 80′s sitcom The Cosby Show). Paving the way for ABC’s Roseanne, Married With Children more than lived up to its working title, chronicling the pathetic life of a Chicago shoe salesman and his equally dysfunctional familyÖMarried With Children follows the exploits of the Bundy family, a dysfunctional trailer-park trash family living in American suburbia. The family is headed by Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill), a shoe salesman who’s lewd, crude, sarcastic, and completely dissatisfied with his life as a loser. Al’s wife Peg (Katey Sagal) spends her days watching Oprah and spending what little money Al brings home (she’s also Al’s greatest source of annoyance). Al and Peg’s lives are complicated by their children, Kelly (Christina Applegate), a beautiful yet stupid teenager, and Bud (David Faustino), a s-starved adolescent. With neighbors Steve (David Garrison), Marcy (Amanda Bearse), and Jefferson (Ted McGinley) dropping in on a regular basis, Al’s dreams of a normal family life or a spare moment to relax are continually interrupted by the tortuous reality of his mediocre existenceÖThe Married With Children DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the series pilot in which Peg and Al, worried because they have no friends of their own, meet the new neighbors, Steve and Marcy Rhoades. Steve and Marcy have the perfect marriage, but the bad influences of the Bundys conspire to turn them against each otherÖ Other notable episodes from Season 1 include “Whose Room is It Anyway?” in which Steve and Marcy decide to add a new room onto their house while Peg and Al pit the couple against each other in order to serve their own selfish interests, and “Peggy Sue Got Work” in which Al’s refusal to buy Peg the VCR she wants prompts her to get a job in a local department store

30 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

I heard about that on Facebook!

As you discuss business with colleagues, old times with former high school chaps and buds, health issues and funny pics and more with family and friends, how many times do you hear references to Facebook nowadays? Seriously, even on commercials you see Facebook icons and Likes all over the place. It’s chronic. So why not join the fun and fame and post your own funny facebook pics and promos on your Facebook page yourself? You can share fun and even make friends at the same time. Seriously, it’s so easy. Just remember not to spam and to post in a kind manner: no rough language or photos, etc.

28 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

People Just Love Music

People love music. No matter what culture you visit, or what country you visit on the planet people have their music. It is interesting to see how the music that people have reflects them. It reflects the values it reflects their hopes it reflects their dreams for the future. Some of the reasons why the music industry is so powerful. When people listen to music it provides them with an escape from reality and pushes them into a fantasy world where anything is possible. Individuals who have the responsibility to do marketing record labels have a big job on their shoulders. They must understand the public’s connection to music.

28 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

The Waltons (Season 2) DVD Review

Recipient of 15 Golden Globe and 25 Emmy nominations, The Waltons enjoyed nine seasons of high ratings and widespread critical acclaim. Premiering in Fall 1972 on CBS, the drama series catalogued the life and times of a close-knit country family during the depths of the Great Depression. Supposedly, the series is based on the real life events of creator Earl Hamner Jr. and his family. The Waltons answered critics who believed such family shows were passe, and its family-friendly content, coupled with the realistic images of Depression life that it portrayed made it creative triumph as well as a commercial one…The Waltons (Season 2) DVD features a number of memorable episodes including the season premiere “The Journey” in which Maggie McKenzie would like to see the ocean one last time in her life, and John Boy agrees to take her, although he must miss an important dance in order to do so. Meanwhile, Grandpa Zeb and the kids nurse and injured bird back to health. This episode is also notable because it boasts of being the only show of series in which creator Earl Hamner (playing the role of Maggie’s wife) appearsÖ Other notable episodes from Season 2 include “The Fawn” in which Erin nurses an injured fawn back to health while John Boy becomes a collections agent for a notorious landlord, and “The Honeymoon” in which John Sr. and Olivia enjoy a belated honeymoon in Virginia BeachÖBelow is a list of episodes included on The Waltons (Season 2) DVD:Episode 26 (The Journey) Air Date: 09-13-1973Episode 27 (The Odyssey) Air Date: 09-20-1973Episode 28 (The Separation) Air Date: 09-27-1973Episode 29 (The Theft) Air Date: 10-04-1973Episode 30 (The Roots) Air Date: 10-11-1973Episode 31 (The Chicken Thief) Air Date: 10-18-1973Episode 32 (The Prize) Air Date: 10-25-1973Episode 33 (The Braggart) Air Date: 11-01-1973Episode 34 (The Fawn) Air Date: 11-08-1973Episode 35 (The Thanksgiving Story: Part 1) Air Date: 11-15-1973Episode 36 (The Thanksgiving Story: Part 2) Air Date: 11-15-1973Episode 37 (The Substitute) Air Date: 11-22-1973Episode 38 (The Bequest) Air Date: 11-29-1973Episode 39 (The Air Mail Man) Air Date: 12-13-1973Episode 40 (The Triangle) Air Date: 12-20-1973Episode 41 (The Awakening) Air Date: 01-03-1974Episode 42 (The Honeymoon) Air Date: 01-10-1974Episode 43 (The Heritage) Air Date: 01-17-1974Episode 44 (The Gift) Air Date: 01-24-1974Episode 45 (The Cradle) Air Date: 01-31-1974Episode 46 (The Fulfillment) Air Date: 02-07-1974Episode 47 (The Ghost Story) Air Date: 02-14-1974Episode 48 (The Graduation) Air Date: 02-21-1974Episode 49 (The Five Foot Shelf) Air Date: 03-07-1974Episode 50 (The Car) Air Date: 03-14-1974

27 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

Learning to Play an Instrument Requires Work

When a person sits down and they see a band play music, where they see a group of people perform they might think to themselves that they would love to be able to play music like that. This is exactly the way that a lot of people feel when they hear such high-energy songs such as theClean Bandit Rather Be Remix. However, learning to play an instrument requires a lot of work. It requires a lot of dedication. It requires a lot of focus, and this is something that the vast majority of people do not have. For this reason they are not musicians.

27 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

Online Guitar Training Tutorials

Guitar playing is one of the most common hobbies many people of all ages love. More and more people especially the young ones are becoming interested to learn guitar playing too. Guitar playing is a good hobby. According to health experts it is something that can have positive health effects as well. If you are planning to buy a new guitar, you can buy at the handmade boutique guitar pedals. Not all guitar stores are reliable. Some may mislead your way. It is best if you opt for a store that is a licensed guitar outlet. That can give you assurance you get the right guitar.

24 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

Maternity Photography Services

Darby Ullyatt does her maternity photography Colorado studio or in a location she has scouted. Should you have a location in mind, she can look at that for you as well. It is important for her to know the location beforehand so she would have an idea on how the set up would be and for her to plan the necessary preparations. She loves the effect of natural light outdoors and this would also help in capturing your precious photos. If you however, opt for an indoor shoot, her studio has all the features and set up to aid in getting that awesome maternity glow for you to cherish and share.

22 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

Online Electric Guitar Lessons

Learning to play guitar online is arguably the most effective guitar teaching method ever. The only thing missing is a live person in front of you during your lessons, and for some people the drawbacks outweigh the benefits. A real live guitar teacher exuding coolness and dexterity can be handy, but technology has most of the process of passing on musical knowledge and guitar technique covered. So are online guitar lessons for you? Let’s look at the advantages of learning in cyberspace, the tools available to you, and the kinds of guitar lessons you will find online.So why is it better to take online guitar lessons rather than sit in front of a live person? For a start it is much, much cheaper. There are courses that will cost you one hundred dollars or more. Find out how many real-world lessons you get for that price. I can tell you now, it’s not too many. Also there’s the travelling. Time and money spent just getting to your teacher. Do you really need the aggravation? As far as personal cost goes, online lessons work out to be much less expensive than your local guitar teacher. And you don’t have to laugh at your online teacher’s lame jokes!What kind of help and learning materials will you expect from online guitar lessons? Nice clear videos showing you where to put your left hand fingers on the guitar neck and what to do with your right hand to make the music come out. We’re talking videos you can play over and over again until you understand what your instructor is trying to pass on to you. Usually some kind of backing tracks are available with online lessons. These are accompaniment for you to test your guitar playing skills. Basically backing music gives you a way of testing your ability to keep time while giving you the opportunity to see how you would sound playing guitar with a real band. By the way, most online guitar courses come with basic tools like a metronome and maybe some written lessons you can print out for future use. Additionally, a lot of guitar courses include some way of asking questions and getting answers back from your guitar teachers.When you sign up for guitar lessons online, you should be getting a broad musical education. You might have a fair idea of the kind of music you want to play, but online guitar lessons are an ideal method of showing you what is available to guitar players who want to learn more than one musical genre. So just bear in mind you should be able to get a taste of some of the music available to you like jazz, country, fingerstyle, blues, R&B, and so on. Along with a wide range of music, your guitar course should offer you depth of guitar playing experience. You need to learn what it feels like to accompany songs, play solos, and improvise. The best online guitar lessons will give you the opportunity to get this kind of experience.Okay, so now you know the advantages of online guitar lessons and the materials and tools you should expect to be included in any set of lessons, you can examine any course a little more closely now from a more informed viewpoint.

18 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

Getting a Great Promotional Video Filmed

As the manager of a company, you are responsible with making sure that everything is perfectly running inside and that all the efforts are being put together in order for the company to work. The marketing strategy is your responsibility, which is the reason why you are recommended to direct your attention towards the newest marketing tools on the market. For example, a promotional video is going to perfectly work inside a marketing strategy as long as you work with the right team of professionals. The easiest way to find some highly experienced professionals is by visitingwww.vervemgmt.com. Visit the website now and you are not going to regret it.

15 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment

Andy Wang – The Wedding Cinematographer

Remember that there is more to a person than just their face when you are taking a photo of them. The human body provides a plethora of photograph opportunities.

Mobile phone cameras are way better than they were five years ago, but lighting remains a problem. You need to make sure your subject is well-lit, as many cell phone cameras don’t have a built-in flash. Zooming in is a great way to cut out some of the shade or shadows around the user.

Hopefully, you see now that you can do more with a camera than just strive for clarity and good lighting. Doing this will really increase the quality and the amount you value your photographs says Andy Wang Cinematographer.

12 August 2014 | Media Arts Entertainment