DJ spins with Cold Fusion Now on NBC6 Miami

Bologna, Italy may be the center of the universe for cold fusion action, but Miami, Florida is gearing up as a contender for 2012.

DJ LeSpam of the Spam Allstars, a ensemble that mixes multiple genres into a futuristic, Cubano funk, slapped a sticker on his tables, and everywhere he spins, the floor gets more than just a beat; they glimpse the future of energy too.

The band includes Tomaz Diaz on timbales, AJ Hill on sax, Mercedes Abal on flute, Chad Bernstein on trombone, and Jose Elias on tres and guitar.

And they made history as the first to show-off Cold Fusion Now on national TV.

The crew assembled last Monday October 24 at the NBC6 Miami television studio for a promotional spot to support the Kiwanis Club of Little Havanna and their Spooktacular Halloween event. During the performance the camera panned across the the tables and revealed to the TV landscape the message of cold fusion.

OK, it was a tiny message, but visible nonetheless.

spamallstars on nbc6 miami
DJ Le Spam sports Cold Fusion Now on every jam.

Watch the video of the spot here at NBC6 Miami.

Yes, yours truly was an early member of Spam, when back in the day, an official Spam recipe was cooked onstage at every gig, with plenty of MSG on the side.
Here’s a recently unearthed photo from 1995.

Spam Allstars circa 1995
Spam Allstars circa 1995

Miami is a musical town, where a musician can actually make a spare living playing in the myriad of nightspots that cater to the tourists who come for the beaches and shopping.

In 2012, Miami could be hosting another type of visitor, shopping for clean cold fusion reactors, soon to be the energy bargain for a world in need.

Cold Fusion Now!

See where Spam Allstars are playing and download music for free on their website HERE.

And if you are in Miami, catch them every Thursday night at Hoy Como Ayer en La Pequeña Habana. You will not have a better night on the town.

Cold fusion reactor photographed on New York tabletop

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.”
–Marshall McLuhan

As advertising grew up post-WWII North America, it attracted the best and the brightest of the society to work on campaigns that sold consumer products to a giddy nation looking audaciously towards a future of plenty for all. The new technology of television swelled the ranks of consumers and changed the message of advertising: simplistic, straight-forward information about a product was replaced by iconic image evoking an environment. One didn’t buy the product, you purchased the image that the product summoned.

If that was true in the 20th century, how about the 21rst?

Cold Fusion Device Used in FedEx CommercialPsychology, brain imaging, and market focus groups are all elements of advertising research that seeks to penetrate and forecast the purchase habits of a consumer society using all available digital technology. With billions of dollars spent in marketing research, is it then surprising that cold fusion is found in the imaginative elements of the TV landscape? The talented “creatives” that put these moments together on shows like Fringe and commercials for FedEx are tapping into a collective unconscious that now resides outside our bodies in data clouds amongst the noosphere.

A recent FedEx TV commercial called Test Shipment aired on the Golf Channel and featured a glowing blue cold fusion device that would test the integrity of transport before sending the real treasure of golf clubs.

Thanks to BBDO New York for sharing these photos of the device that was designed and built by Station Film.

Cold Fusion Device Used in FedEx Commercial

Cold Fusion Device Used in FedEx Commercial

In Understanding Media: Extensions of Man, McLuhan wrote:

“Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.

When all production and all consumption are brought into a pre-established harmony with all desire and all effort, then advertising will have liquidated itself by its own success” [pg 202]

Cold fusion has seeped out into the commons, soon to be as familiar as Coca Cola. Two decades of labor without positive recognition will be just a memory when The Product materializes from the marketplace, and high-density ultra-clean energy from the hydrogen in water spawns a merchandise line that Billy Mays could only dream of.

Cold Fusion Now!

“Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.”
–Marshall McLuhan

Main Chamber at Lascaux, France
Paleolithic Caver Art Main Chamber at Lascaux, France dated 15,000BCE-9000BCE

Related Links

FedEx flies cold fusion device by Ruby Carat August 31, 2011

TV show “Fringe” Features “Cold Fusion” in Opening Title Sequence by Eli Elliott February 25, 2011

Understanding Media: Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan from Wikipedia

Media Dopplers by Chad Scoville from C-theory