I'm trying to add some info to my database via a form. I've done this int he past with no issues, but for some reason I'm having a major brain fart and it stinks.

Here's my PHP:

PHP Code:
//Connect to Database
    
$con mysql_connect("localhost:8888","root","root");
    if (!
$con)
      {
          die(
'Could not connect: ' mysql_error());
      }
    
mysql_select_db("toronto_****burns"$con);
    
    
//Add Variables Condition
    
if ($_GET['formUpload'] == 1)  {
        
//Gather variables from Form
        
$firstName $_POST['first_name'];
        
$secondName $_POST['second_name'];
        
$lastName $_POST['last_name'];
        
$birthDate $_POST['birth'];
        
$deathDate $_POST['death'];
        
$genNum "";
        
$picURL "";
        
$email "";
        
        
//Add variables to Database    
        
$addMember mysql_query("INSERT INTO family (first_name, second_name, last_name, birth_date, death_date) 
                                      VALUES ('
$firstName', '$secondName', '$lastName', '$birthDate', '$deathDate'");
        if (!
mysql_query($addMember,$con))  {
                die(
'Error: ' mysql_error());
            }
        echo 
"1 record added";
        
        
//echo "" . $firstName . " " . $secondName . " " . $lastName . " was born in " . $birthDate . " and died in " . $deathDate;
    

For some reason I keep getting "Error: Query was empty". I've tried using $_POST['first_name'], etc instead of straight variables and nothing changes.

Any ideas? Need to see more? let me know.

Thanks!