The festive season; you know it's not just about getting hammered at the office party then throwing up on the last train home, having roaring arguments with the in-laws or spending money in an orgy of consumer consumption, in the forlorn hope of keeping the kids' monstrous appetite for toy stimulation sated for a few hours.
This can also be the season to sit back and reflect on the trials and tribulations of the past twelve months, remembering the highs and lows of personal events that have affected one's friends and family. It's a time to take stock of what we would like to achieve in the coming year, plan the steps one must take in order to fulfill those burning ambitions and avoid any pitfalls that have recently encumbered our daily lives. As Del Boy used to say to Rodney in the television sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses' "This time next year, we'll be millionaires"
A perfect musical accompaniment to these precious moments of sanguine thought, can be captured through the languid beauty of Peter Broderick's music. His sublime second album, simply called 'Home' was released earlier this year to oodles of praise, indeed this record has even troubled some of the 'Best Of' end of year lists in the established media. The blend of neo-classical, alt folk and minimalism of Broderick's music, combines to deliver fragile but beautiful music that is haunting yet comforting as well. This talented young man has a promising future ahead of him and should be making a big impression on the music scene in 2009.