Working my way thru that tut. Found a typo that is important for making it work.
I printed it out so using that, the error is on page 5 of 20.
Top section of page, step 5: Enter rsGeneres as the name of the recordset.... which is fine except lower on the page, it calls for rsGenres --- so the name of the record set isn't going to match your instruction of hand coding php echo row etc..
I discovered this because I used the bindings to pull in the echo instead of trying to type it in...