Thomas Edward Shaw – also known as Eddie Shaw is a musician and author.He co-wrote and recorded: BLACK MONK TIME, COMPLICATION, CUCKOO, and LOVE CAN TAME THE WILD on Polydor International Records (producer Jimmy Bowien) – also on American Records (See website: the-monks.com) - Retribution Records, distributed by Burnside Distribution, Portland, Oregon – BLACK MONK TIME and MONKS, EARLY YEARS on Light in the Attic Records, Seattle Washington; also MINNESODA (Lp) on Capitol Records. His newest release is JASS IN SIX PIECES, by the Hydraulic Pigeons on Sevencranes Music, (digital release) on CD Baby, Amazon.com, Itunes, etc.His music is on Movie/TV Soundtracks: Coen Bros movie, BIG LEBOWSKI; Canadian movie, TAILLIGHTS FADING; POWERADE sports drink commercials, aired on national U.S. TV stations; Peter Rosen’s 2006 documentary, WHO GETS TO CALL IT ART?; Movie documentary, about the Monks, TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK, by Playloud Productions (Berlin, Germany), in movie theaters in Europe and the USA, accessible through netflix and DVD. TV soundtracks: DAS WILDE LEBEN, German TV; CALIFORNICATION; HAMMER TIME; INDEPENDENT LENS; SKILLS LIKE THIS: and more.Books published are: A COWBOY LIKE ME (softcover book of short stories); BLACK MONK TIME (memoir); BELTRAMI’S RIVER (historical novel); Contributing author in the book, A FRIENDLY GAME OF POKER, 52 Tales of the Neighborhood Game, published by Chicago Review Press, Sept. 2003; Shaw is also a contributing poet for two different books of poetry by the Nevada Poetry Society.Shaw has also appeared for TV and radio interviews: NYC; National Public Radio; Chicago; San Francisco; Austin, TX; BBC, London; Berlin; Spain; Denmark; and more; including hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.
The Boxerby Thomas Edward Shaw
Being a southpaw, Booker pulled back his left fist and let fly with a wild haymaker. Harry stepped back. Booker’s fist flew through the air, causing him to stagger forward. He missed his mark. As he tried to regain balance and pull his arm back to take another swing, Harry stepped forward and took two jabs – right hand – left hand – quick
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Being a southpaw, Booker pulled back his left fist and let fly with a wild haymaker. Harry stepped back. Booker’s fist flew through the air, causing him to stagger forward. He missed his mark. As he tried to regain balance and pull his arm back to take another swing, Harry stepped forward and took two jabs – right hand – left hand – quick – right on the button - just like that.
Booker’s most vivid memory of the moment was being aware they were standing on the center line of the deserted street, and hearing a dog barking - then seeing one star – a bright flash in one eye – and another bright starry flash in the other eye; then realizing that he was sitting on the centerline of the street and the dog was still barking. He looked up to see Harry looking down at him.
“What the hell just happened?” Booker said.
“You just kissed the pavement,” Harry said. “I warned you!”
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