Pete Douglas

Pete Douglas is an Auckland based writer stuck in the body of a corporate middle manager. When not balancing the two he raises a pair of boys with his far more talented wife. You can follow him on Twitter @pdou012.

Music
Apr 20, 2018

Shaggy and Sting have recorded an album together for some reason

Shaggy and Sting together on the same album? Sure! Why not? Pete Douglas reviews.

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Music
Aug 31, 2017

After the Floyd: A beginner's guide to Roger Waters' misunderstood solo career

With the announcement today that Roger Waters is heading back to New Zealand for a tour next January, Pete Douglas takes a look at his intermittent and sometimes misunderstood solo career.

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Music
Aug 28, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age's 'Villains' is one of the best rock albums of the year

Pete Douglas listens to the new Queens of the Stone Age album and discovers a band still finding ways to make rock n’ roll sound fresh.

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Music
Jul 18, 2017

‘New Zealand is like a second home’: Queens of the Stone Age return

Pete Douglas asks Queens of the Stone Age about their new album, classic rock, and fate of the humble guitar.

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Music
Apr 29, 2017

The Paul Holmes album: Lost classic or bargain bin novelty? Or both?

Pete Douglas looks back on that strange time when a broadcaster could release an album on a major label for seemingly no other reason than shits and giggles.

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Television
Apr 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Never forget that Hugh Laurie was in Spice World

Longtime Hugh Laurie fan Pete Douglas counts the reasons why the Chance actor and Spice World star remains one of the greats of our time.

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Music
Apr 13, 2017

How rich-lister Doug Myers bankrolled one of the greatest singles of the 2000s

Beer baron Sir Douglas Myers' many achievements have been revisited after his passing last week. Pete Douglas takes a look at one of the most fascinating and unlikely of his successes - helping bring the great Gnarls Barkley single ‘Crazy’ into the world.

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Music
Apr 4, 2017

Theory: there is an inverse correlation between Pearl Jam’s best music and worst fashion

This week grunge titans Pearl Jam are being inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. To celebrate, Pete Douglas looks at how a litany of amazingly bad fashion choices correlate with the band’s best music.

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Television
Mar 17, 2017

An espionage mission to uncover the sneakiest spy shows on television

Longtime Kim Possible fan Pete Douglas blows the cover on his favourite spy television shows of all time.

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Television
Mar 10, 2017

The best television soundtracks in the world ever… RANKED

Pete Douglas runs down his favourite TV soundtracks of all time after killing the mood a party with some tense Twin Peaks tunes.

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Music
Feb 24, 2017

Every Bruce Springsteen fashion era, RANKED

All-American hero, songwriting colossus, rock n’ roll star ... under-appreciated fashion icon? To mark Bruce's New Zealand concerts this week, Pete Douglas shines a light on the best of his looks through the years.

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Music
Feb 16, 2017

Why Nickelback aren’t thaaaaat bad

Pete Douglas investigates how the post-grunge monolith became the universal shorthand for all bad music, while all other comers fell by the wayside.

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Music
Jan 18, 2017

The answer to Trump’s inauguration headaches is right under his nose

Poor old Donald Trump, struggling to get any of those liberal whack job musician types to take part in his inauguration celebrations this week. But maybe The Donald has missed the ace sitting right there in his deck all along, says Pete Douglas.

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