Where is Clayton?
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   Over the years, a handful of ever-passing people have mentioned or recommended that I listen to, or even go see live, a band called The Black Keys. While in Los Angeles, a very lovely young lady extended an invite to a Keys show which would take place on my birthday. My drive home for my day o’ birth celebration made a trip back to L.A. less than ideal. A viewing of the band would have to wait. While attempting to stay current on local musical performance options (I recommend iLike on Facebook or cell app), I learned of The Black Keys’ scheduled for Cain’s Ballroom right here in Tulsa, OK. Because the show was advertised as "sold out," I did not see it fit to arrange my schedule around the event. I figured if I happened to be off the day of the show then I would make my way to downtown Tulsa to investigate. And that, I did!

 
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   During my time working for Fourth Mate Productions, on Pirates of the Caribbean, I met lots of very cool and interesting people. One of those unique individuals was Jessica A. Nelson. She seemed to be an outside-of-the-box gal, which was my motivation to become acquaintances. One day on Oahu, while riding in a passenger van to set, Jessica and I did an iPod swap. This was my introduction to a realm of music of which I previously hadn't been aware.

 
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   Those of you who know me well (chocolates!), are acutely aware of my love for all things dessert. Perhaps if there were severe repercussions for my overindulgent consumption, I would be more prone to disregarding my cravings. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. Not only do I not gain weight from such ventures as devouring seven pints of Haagen-Dazs in twenty four hours but I also deeply enjoy it.

 
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   If you read my articles then, undoubtedly, you have noticed that I like to explain an event in its entirety which, some would note, makes my articles (slightly) lengthy. Filtering what I want to put into a story is difficult because I like including all the nuances that go along with an experience. While writing a recent article (The Black Keys at Cain’s, which has not been posted), I had to force myself to leave out things I noticed about people, such as clothing changes or facial hair. Personally, I find those details interesting and they stick out in my mind as an integral part of painting a complete picture. Yet, I understand that an anecdote full of lengthy descriptions might be meaningless to blog followers, and can make for tedious reading. So here lies my search for balance, and my reason for the long delay in whereisclayton.com posts.