Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ty Gwydr

One youthful attendee of Nero’s (see previous post) was Welsh-language thesp and musical person Gareth Potter. I can distinctly recall him chicken-dancing to The Cramps. In this YouTube he has seemingly forsaken his punky roots and embraced hip-hop and dance music. During his Ty Gwydr incarnation (along with Mark Lugg) he turned out some cracking stuff. My favourite is Rhyw Ddydd which features a sample from a famous Saunders Lewis speech. The video contains some great footage, too – in particular I like the way Welsh-language activism is visually linked to the ANC and other freedom movements. And I’m still trying to work out which roof it was all filmed on.