You Detroiters might know this weeks contributor to the project. In the 90's, Thom Kikot was one of the DJs on 89x radio out of Windsor. We met basically by me calling up one Sunday afternoon and requesting he play some John Zorn related stuff. To this, Thom just kinda laughed and said "I wish"! He then proceeded to tell me the sad truth about how commercial radio was being programmed those days, and how the DJ's had little to no input as to what they could play on the radio, which completely broke my heart. From then on, I would call him at the station from time to time and pester him talking about music related stuff, as well as the pirate radio station that was being broadcast around that time. He was always a really great guy who personally had great taste in music. I think he headed out to California sometime in the early 00's and we lost contact with each other. When the Snowprayers Podcast launched, he had contacted me out of the blue and asked if he could contribute a mix. The answer obviously was "yes", and I'm super excited to have him be part of it. The edition is subtitled "Brother Key's Lament", as the mix was partially inspired by the tragic loss of a close friend of his from Detroit, and to quote Thom "he always called my cracker ass 'brother key'". The mix is excellent, and contains more than a coupe long lost favorites of mine from years ago. Man, I had forgotten how much I love The Cure's "Disintegration"! So, thank you very much for the mix, Thom and I hope our paths cross again soon. And, as always, thank you for listening and all the support and feedback over the last 10 editions and in the future. The whole thing has been extremely rewarding, and I couldn't be happier with the response from all of you. Oh, and don't look now, but here comes February! Winter may be over soon, but the editions will keep rolling out through the year!