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  • Gruff Rhys - I Love EU

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    UPDATE: I Love EU is available now - po.st/ILoveEUfb
    DIWEDDARAF: Mae I Love EU ar gael nawr - po.st/ILoveEUfb

    Register to vote: https://www.gov.uk/register...

    *****
    My new song genuinely came to me in a daydream whilst I was trying to tune-in my faulty DAB radio. I heard a snippet of news about this badly timed referendum on staying/leaving the EU and suddenly it hit me hard how much I’d miss it if the UK, true to it’s tradition of recreational vandalism managed inexplicably to kick itself out of this sophisticated European nightclub.

    The club itself? Well it’s a very complex warren of a nightclub with many rooms playing very different songs. People rarely dance to the same tune but it’s the best night out. This song is basically just an attempt to make an emotional case for Mother Europe – this flawed, fantastic, potentially Utopian mega-club that I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in.

    My initial idea was to record an undercover song that could be played to xenophobes as a regular love song. I had no inkling that I was going to be writing this particular song on that day but somehow or other that’s how things turned out so I went with it. In the end I didn’t want to sit on the fence so I called it “I Love EU”.

    This song isn’t about definitive political policy detail but about the genuine friendship I’ve felt as a touring musician living in the EU – which, as a child of the 1970s, is all I’ve ever known.

    Read more: http://www.gruffrhys.com/i-...

    Please consider voting to stay in the EU on June 23rd and please vote out as many right wing climate change-denying nutters wherever you are in the forthcoming local and national elections on May 5th.

    Maybe have a look at diem25.org.

    Consider a postal vote if you’re overseas.

    #iloveEU

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    Cofrestrwch i bleidleisio: https://www.gov.uk/cofrestr...

    Wele gân serchus yn yr iaith Saesneg a ddaeth i mi tra'n synfyfyrio tra'n trwsio fy radio - pam ysgrifennu hon yn y Saesneg? Wel - ysdywed Dafydd Iwan: pam ma' eira yn wyn gyfaill? Pwy a wyr beth sy'n gyfrifol am awen adloniant ysgafn mor afreolus.

    Ta waeth - ysgrifennwyd y gân - a dyma hi a siawns y bydd y nesaf yn y Gymraeg.

    Heb unhryw arbenigedd gwleidyddol wrth gwrs y tu hwnt i wleidyddiaeth ac economeg canu pop - teimlaf rywsut - yn y funud sydd ohoni - fod gwell gobaith i'r Cymry ac i amgylchedd Cymru o fewn yr UE.

    Yn amlwg mae angen diwygio y gyfundrefn afiach anemocrataidd bresennol sydd ym Mrwsel ond ddim yn y ffyrdd yr awgrymwyd gan Cameron a'i griw elitaidd ond efallai yn debycach i beth o syniadaeth yr economegydd penfoel o Roeg Yanis Varoufakis sydd a gwell profiad o drin ac effeithiau eithafol y 'Troika' ar wlad gymharol fach.

    Dwi di bod yn bwrw golwg ar wefan y mudiad ifanc diem25.org sy'n awgrymu ffyrdd ymlaen pan-Ewropeaidd all gynnal y gobaith heddychlon a fu'n rhan o'r ysgogiad dros ffurfio'r Undeb yn y lle cyntaf, a'i ategu a democratiaeth dryloyw sy'n parchu sofraniaeth ddiwyllianol dros rym y cwmniau gor-anferth sy'n debygol o fygwth ein traddodiad o lywodraeth lês os caiff erchyllderau cytundebol fatha TTIP eu pasio gan senedd Ewrop.

    Cychwyn ymgyrch felly fydd y refferendwm - nid ei diwedd hi.

    Yn amlwg ma'n boen fod hyn yn digwydd ynghanol tymor etholiadol ein gwlad ond efallai ei fod on gyfle i ddiffinio ein gwleidyddiaeth hefyd.

    Ta waeth, does na'm byd gwaeth weithia' na cantorion pop gor-ddifrifol yn trafod erchyllderau'r byd felly dyna ddigon o falu, yn ôl a mi at y canu...

    UE Dros Gymru!

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