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Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:47 pm

Just seen the video starring Peter Kay for the first time and it is indeed absolutly hilarious
What are your thoughts on this comical masterpiece?
BTW, the singer, Tony Christie last night performed in front of 450 people in Dundee

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RE: Show Me The Way To Armarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:52 pm

Its Amarillo!

Peter Kay, local legend round here. This song has been played at Bolton Wanderers games for months now and also they play it after concerts at the MEN Arena. Absolute class cheesey song, never thought i'd end up in a club singing along to this, everyone loves it!

Sha la la la la la la la!

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:58 pm

Hate the song, hate Peter Kay (that accent drives me mad). Hate it, hate it HATE IT!!!!!
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:17 pm

Ryanb - You have encapsulated my feelings exactly!!

Keep up the good work. praise 

Oh, and my 15 yr old son bought THAT cd on Saturday - if I hear so much as a note, it's a coaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:19 pm

No problem:

head out across the Atlantic and turn left at Kansas. Can't miss it.
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:48 pm

I have a few problems with that song

Why does he need to ask the way?
Didn't he and sweet marie come from there?
Say Sweet Marie has moved there whilst he's been in nick. Wouldn't she have given him directions when it got near the time for him to get out?
many people in prison have literacy problems, maybe he has, but surely he would have got someone to help him with his letters., otherwise how would he know sweet marie had flitted to Amarillo.
Say sweet marie hasn't been sending him letters. Well he's setting himself up for heartbreak and a possible descent back into crime.

The Texas correction department is notoriously harsh. I can't see them giving prisoners pillows.
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:13 pm

Tony Christie also sang Show me the way to Amarillo and the Glasgow Armadillo last week!  rotfl 
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:19 pm

No, Kirkie, we are NOT going to show you the way to the ARMADILLO! Stick to your sheep! You don´t have to corrupt a new species on a different continent!
 crazy 

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:36 pm

OK here is the way to Amarillo from Peter Kay's (and my) hometown of Bolton

From the Manchester Evening News

We worked it out that to travel from Peter's home in Bolton to the Texas city made famous by the song would cost about £1,250.

Step one would be to start at Bolton bus station in the town centre and take the 571 to the Thynne Street-Bridgeman Street junction. A three-minute walk would then take you to Bolton railway station, where you can catch a Northern train to Manchester Airport.

At the airport, there are no direct flights to Amarillo. The simplest way to make connecting flights would be to fly to Las Vegas, from Las Vegas to Dallas and then on to Amarillo.

US Airways' flight US 197 will take almost 10 hours to fly from Manchester to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

From there, American Airlines offers 20 flights a day to Dallas Fort Worth Airport, which is a 50-minute journey. And from Dallas Fort Worth, American Airlines offers 15 flights a day to Amarillo International Airport, which leaves you just a $15 (£7) cab trip away from downtown Amarillo.



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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:39 pm

Quoting Demoose (Reply 8):
We worked it out that to travel from Peter's home in Bolton to the Texas city made famous by the song would cost about £1,250.

They did this with Simon Calder this morning on Radio 5 Live. By a combination of coach, Air India flight to Chicago from LHR, and Greyhound bus, he reckoned it could be done for about £450. Oh and about 50 hours of your life.  Wink
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:42 pm

But he also said on Radio 2 not to bother going there 'cause there's nothing to see (except for the Cadillac Ranch) he reckoned that Austin would be a better bet. However Sweet Marie isn't waiting in Austin, she's in Amarillo!
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:46 pm

Trident3

very good -- but why did you think he is in jail? Am I missing something?
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Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala

When the day is dawningon a Texas Sunday morning
how I long to be there
with Marie who's waiting for me there
every lonely city where I hang my hat
ain't as half as pretty as where my baby's at

Is this the way to Amarillo
every night I've been hugging my pillow
dreaming dreams of Amarilloand sweet Marie who waits for me
show me the way to Amarillo
I've been weeping like a willow
crying over Amarillo
and sweet Marie who waits for me

Sha la la lala lalala Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala and Marie who waits for me

There's a church bell ringing
hear the song of joy that it's singing
for the sweet Mariaand the guy who's coming to see her
just beyong the highway, there's an open plain
and it keeps me going through the wind and rain

Is this the way to Amarillo
every night I've been hugging my pillow
dreaming dreams of Amarilloand sweet Marie who waits for me
show me the way to Amarillo
I've been weeping like a willow
crying over Amarillo
and sweet Marie who waits for me

Sha la la lala lalala Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala and Marie who waits for me
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:48 pm

Here is your bloody Armadillo, now stop yer singing...



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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:52 pm

Because He did what he did for Maria (another Tony Christie cheesy classic):

Sunrise this is the last day that i ll ever see out in the court yard there
ready for me but i go to my lord with no fear cos i did what i did for
maria.

As i road in to town with the sun going down all the windows were
barred there was no one around for they that i'd come with my hand
on my gun and revenging my heart for maria my dearestdeparting
maria

Take an eye for an eye and a life for a life and somebody must die
for the death of my wife yes i did what i did for maria i did what did
for maria

Laughter echoed across from the end of the street there was the man
i was burning to meet but my mind was so calm and so clear as i
took my revenge for maria and he fell to the ground raising dust all
but i know he was died long before he went down it was quick it was
clean made it easy on him which is more when he did for maria
when he did what he did for maria.
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:58 pm

Quoting Demoose (Reply 8):
US Airways' flight US 197 will take almost 10 hours to fly from Manchester to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Since when did US197 fly to LAS?  Wink

I could have sworn it touched down at PHL.  duck 

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:59 pm

US197 flies MAN-PHL-LAS (change of a/c in PHL from a 333 to a 757)  Wink
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:03 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):
US197 flies MAN-PHL-LAS (change of a/c in PHL from a 333 to a 757)

Silly me  Wink
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:05 pm

BMIflyer, indeed. You should have known that  Wink
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:43 pm

The song is $hite, Peter Kay is $hite, just goes to show that you can fool the British people all of the time with this type of hype!!
 
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:07 am

Ah Peter Kay... he's hilarious  bigthumbsup 
This song has grown on me too.. wasn't too sure about it at first. The video is good though  Smile

Quoting Delboy (Reply 18):
The song is $hite, Peter Kay is $hite, just goes to show that you can fool the British people all of the time with this type of hype!!

It's a charity record! Don't be so negative about it  Silly

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:12 am

He can't help it, he's  old   Wink  Silly
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:15 am

The true anthem of Amarillo:

'Amarillo By Morning' by George Strait

Amarillo by morning
Up from San Antone
Everything that I've got
Is just what I've got on
When that sun is high
In that Texas sky
I'll be bucking at the county fair
Amarillo by morning
Amarillo I'll be there

They took my saddle in Houston
Broke my leg in Sante Fe
Lost my wife and a girlfriend
Somewhere along the way
Well I'll be looking for eight
When they pull that gate
And I'm hoping that
Judge ain't blind
Amarillo by morning
Amarillo's on my mind

Amarillo by morning
Up from San Antone
Everything that I've got
Is just what I've got on
I ain't got a dime
But what I've got is mine
I ain't rich
But Lord I'm free
Amarillo by morning
Amarillo's where I'll be

Amarillo by morning
Amarillo's where I'll be


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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:18 am

Kirkie

have you either a) just discovered or b) bought shares in the Smiley  old  ?

you have clocked up a number of uses of this recently.
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:38 am

BA380, indeed  Wink
 old  and  duck  are the best smilies  Wink
My purpose is to annoy JGPH1A  Wink
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:13 pm

cringingly bad, awful, hideous, dire - is peter Kay really funny ?? - in the same category as Harry Hill & Cannon/Ball
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:55 pm

I absolutely love it, I have it as my ring tone and message alert on my phone. Im a massive fan of Peter Kay and have his DVD's. He has recently been voted the funniest man in the UK.
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:58 pm

Why the hell would anyone want to go to Amarillo? It is windswept wasteland and very very flat.

The girls are hot but if they are over 18 they are already married, and their husbands carry guns.
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:34 am

Got curius of this song so I downloaded it from Kazaa today................Jezuuz, whatta crappy song!!!!!! Whatever you do, tell ém to go to Tulsa instead.

*phew*

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:13 pm

Quoting Demoose (Reply 8):
US Airways' flight US 197 will take almost 10 hours to fly from Manchester to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Try flight BD751 DIRECT MAN-LAS. Would you really wanna touch down in PHL, only to board a 757-200 with the same flight number?!!
 
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:17 am

Wasnt the song for Red Nose Day though? I would have thought some of the profit, if not all of it, went to charity...
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:03 am

I'd go with DL through ATL for £635 or so in 28 days. Or PK in business class on their IAH service.

Anyway...you do realise....there is even a dance mix of it out now?

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:07 am

I discovered the delight (or not) of the dance remix at club Ocean in Nottingham last friday! When there's hundreds of 18-21 year olds pissed on cheap booze you dance to anything!
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:18 am

Quoting Demoose (Reply 31):
When there's hundreds of 18-21 year olds pissed on cheap booze you dance to anything!

Get it right Mark. You THINK you can dance to anything!  Wink
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:59 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 12):
Here is your bloody Armadillo, now stop yer singing...


Who remembers the armadillos in the video for "Rock The Casbah"?  old 
 
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:04 am

Theres the new Welsh Remix out too..

" is this the way to aberystwyth "

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:10 am

Haha so true....

"Is this the way to Aberystwyth?....There's a shop called Peacocks where I get my underpants and cheap socks!" Gotta love the chris Moyles show!

P.S. - Alex, compared to alot of ppl I see out in clubs, I CAN dance OK!!  Wink

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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:18 am

lol Mark, thats the one,

Do you know if they have released it, or if there is a copy avaliable anywhere?
 
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:21 am

I know you can 'listen again' to the Chris Moyles show on the Radio 1 website http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chrismoyles/?djs_rhn and the lyrics are on his page somewhere aswell. They play it most mornings anyway!
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RE: Show Me The Way To Amarillo!

Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:47 am

Shouldn't say this about a charity record, but I don't care for it.

Peter Kay however is a good stand up, very popular for sure.

However, as a comedy writer/performer, Kay is totally on top of his game, I'd rate Phoenix Nights as an all time classic, some say he goes for as wide a market as possible, avoiding anything controversial.
Well, Phoenix Nights has so many layers of jokes, verbal and visual, so many references, a disabled main character, to disprove this idea.

I remember seeing the 6 'That Peter Kay Thing' programmes in early 2000, I was impressed, low viewing figures, but awards and from the first one 'In The Club' came Phoenix Nights.
Late last year, the DVD release of this series became a top seller, following the two Phoenix Nights Series in previous years.
Before then, in 1998, Kay's spoof docu-soap one off, 'The Services' led to the series of one offs, Kay commented 'this was before The fuckin' Office', though in truth The Office was written at the same time but just took 3 years to get commissioned.

I like the fact Kay sticks close to his roots, this after all has allowed him to develop his acute ear for conversation and the way a lot of people in the UK really are, he is not so popular on the comedy circuit as they think he has not 'paid his dues'.
(Translation: He's got his TV series, they haven't, most notably Daniel Kitson, good as 'Spencer' in Phoenix Nights, unremarkable as a stand up, is that why Kitson slagged off Phoenix Nights?).
Well he did 'pay his dues', but did not have to do it in London, but on the northern club circuit so well parodied in 'Phoenix Nights.
(And I don't mind his accent at all, it's how he speaks, makes a change from professional Cockneys, Yorkshiremen and worst of all, Scousers, does anyone ever really talk like Cilla Black?)

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