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Music and lyrics by Mike Sankowski. Produced by Steve Zimmers and Rick Karr for Box Set Authentic. Basic tracks engineered by Jeff Boyd.


I remember the rocket streak. It’s a part of me you can’t take away. Nothin’ left here to guide me. Not medicine, no book to read. I heard there is another way out there to get out of here, but I can’t leave. Just a stone’s throw from Idaho. Remember this when it all fades away. And I will live until... It’s a long way to outer space on a rocket ship, but you get there. (Way up high, outer space.) I could meet you for dinner, but I’m leavin’ on a rocket ship. (It’s all right. Sorry man.) Can you feel the energy? Can you feel it? It’s a time warp. (Speed of light, far away.) When I live for a thousand years, that’s another way I will beat them. (It’s my right – live today.) And I will live until...


from Peace in the Middle West, released October 1, 2011
Guy Crundwell: bass, vocal;
Joh Demoulpied: banjo;
Joy Gregory: vocal;
Rick Karr: vocal;
Mike Sankowski: vocal, guitar;
Steve Zimmers: piano, vocal




Box Set Authentic Brooklyn, New York

Box Set Authentic is a loose-knit group of eight friends and longtime musical collaborators who really like one another’s songs. Most of us played in and around Chicago in the bands Shovel Choir, Tart, and the Velmas. We've recorded in Chicago, the Bay Area, and New York and played live in LA, NYC and Portland. ... more

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