I must have written an article about outer space once.
It's the only way I can explain the fact that if I do a search of my deleted emails for the word ''Mars,'' I get nearly four dozen results from the past nine months - scientific newsletters that were sent to me for some reason, discussing topics as varied as Mars conferences, Mars exploration and, yes, even the mechanics of sex on Mars.
When your email address is attached to everything you write, marketers find that address and try to keep your interest and keep your voice sharing their message. All I find is that it keeps my mouse-clicking finger busy on the delete button.
Then there are Monday mornings, when I get to open up all the emails from the national PR firms that have managed to find my address. They send out feeler interview-opportunity requests from all these people who have written self-help books, or who have come up with new iPhone apps, or have invented some new doodad - they all want to get their name out there by talking to as many reporters as they can.
Our mission here as reporters at The Post-Journal is to provide local news, so unless I can find some modicum of connection to our area in the story I don't give these feelers a second thought. I did find myself tempted this week, however, to interview someone - ''That Girl in Pink.''
Benni Cinkle was a background dancer in Rebecca Black's so-awesomely bad ''Friday'' music video, which was an Internet sensation earlier this year. She has now written an eBook called ''That Girl in Pink's Internet Survival Guide: For Kids Who Live Their Lives Online (and the Moms and Dads Who Love Them).''
Apparently, she wore pink in the video and is now ''known'' as ''That Girl in Pink.'' And apparently, eBooks can have incredibly long titles.
According to the press release, a lot of people made fun of Benni's dancing in the video. I just remember a lot of people making fun of the entire video as a whole, not singling one girl out. But anyway, Benni learned to handle the adversity and now wants to share with teens tips to empower themselves, as well as ways to survive ridicule and criticism online and in other social environments.
It's a positive message, no doubt. It's being told through a free eBook, though, so I couldn't justify taking time out of my week to schedule and conduct an interview with this girl. I'm giving her column space, though. You're welcome, PR firm. Now feel free to send me dozens more emails a week.
If you want to learn more about Benni and find her eBook, check out her website at www.thatgirlinpink.com.
THE BUNNY THE BEAR
HEADLINING LOCAL SHOW
If you like your music loud, and you like your lyrics brought to you by a singing bear and a screaming rabbit, Victory Records recording artists The Bunny The Bear are right up your alley.
The post-hardcore band from Buffalo is touring in support of its recently released album ''If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say.'' The Bunny The Bear will bring its music and its masks to the Arena Club at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Friday night, headlining a show that will also feature local artists Solomon Verse, Discidium and Born For Betrayal. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and admission will be $5.
For more information about the show, call the arena box office at 484-2624.
AT CASINO SATURDAY NIGHT
Grammy-winning artist Melissa Etheridge will be performing at the Seneca Allegany Events Center at the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca on Saturday night. The show will start at 7.
Etheridge, who also won an Academy Award in 2007 for her song ''I Need To Wake Up'' from the documentary ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' is perhaps best-known for her top-charting hits ''I'm The Only One'' and ''Come To My Window.'' Her most recent album, 2010's ''Fearless Love,'' debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.
All ages are welcome to the show, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets start at $30 and are currently on sale at the Seneca Allegany Casino, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster location, or by calling 852-5000.
Other upcoming events at the Seneca Allegany Events Center for which tickets are now on sale include Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson on Aug. 6, Ronnie Dunn on Aug. 28, and Gordon Lightfoot on Sept. 10.
MORE TO SEE THIS WEEK
As always, venues are listed chronologically by first event.
ZEBRO'S - Derek Davis will play along with Vince Gorski tonight from 6 to 9. Zebro's is located at 8254 First St. in Westfield, down in Barcelona harbor. To find out more, call 326-2017.
THE LAKEVIEW - Kris Meekins will play tonight. Saturday night, Bill Ward will play, followed by Willow Creek at 10. Derek Davis will play Tuesday night, and Brian Hanna will play Wednesday night. Unless otherwise listed, all shows will be from 6 to 9. The Lakeview is at 13 Water St. in Mayville. For more information, call 753-2813.
SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO - Tonight, the Casino Bar will host Souled from 6 to 10. Friday, Speedy Parker Band will play from 6 to 10, followed by Bluze Inn from 10:30 to 2:30. Saturday's entertainment lineup will include Mystic Traversion from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Red Rhythm from 6 to 10 and ZOAR from 10:30 to 2:30. Wednesday night, Ray D. O'Flyer will play from 6 to 10. For more information about the Casino Bar, visit www.senecaalleganycasino.com.
MAYVILLE CONCERT SERIES - Eclipse will play tonight beginning at 6:30. The Entertainment in the Park series is held each Thursday night in the Village Green Park at the intersection of routes 394 and 430 in Mayville. Attendees should bring their own seating. For more information, call 753-3113 or visit www.mayvillechautauquachamber.org.
CELORON LEGION - Tonight, the Blue Grass Jam hosted by Backwoods Bluegrass will take place from 7 to 10, with all bluegrass musicians invited to join in. Friday night, Slim Griffin and the Country Gentlemen will play from 8 to midnight. Saturday night, the Sammy Slicker Band will play from 8 to midnight. Herman Kent American Legion Post 777 is located at 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.
RICHARD O. HARTLEY PARK - Steve Johnson, Charity Nuse and Amanda Barton of Big Leg Emma will play tonight at 7 as part of the village of Lakewood's summer concert series. For information about upcoming shows in the series, visit www.lakewoodny.com.
RANDOLPH CONCERT SERIES - The Coyote Band will play Friday night from 6 to 8. The Randolph Friday Night Concert Series is held on the lawn at Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts, located at 127 Main St. in the town. For more information about the concert series, contact the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation at 358-9701.
MURDOCK'S - Ken Hardley and the Henways will be the entertainment Friday night beginning at 9. Murdock's is located at 104 E. Main St. in Sherman. For more info, call 761-2049.
MOJO'S - Marla Harris, Cindy Haight, Andy McCoy and Bad Money will play Friday night beginning at 9 in a fundraiser for the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts program. Saturday night, Mosaic Foundation will play. Mojo's is located at 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown. For more info, call 720-4621.
SOMEPLACE ELSE - Band Hanna will play Friday night from 9:30 to 1:30. Someplace Else is at 6801 Main St. (Route 83) in Cherry Creek. For more info, call 296-8799.
ROAD-HOUSE - The Bogarts will play Friday night at 10. The Road-House Bar & Grill is at 1023 E. Second St. in Jamestown. For more info, call 708-6119.
VILLAGE CASINO - Key West will be the entertainment Friday night beginning at 10. Saturday night, a toga party will be held, with Jack The Dog playing at 10. Sunday night, Dueling Pianos will take the stage at 9. The Village Casino is at 1 Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point. For more info, call 386-2333.
AKELEY, PA. - The Jamestown Thunder Drum Circle will meet at the Circle of the Soul Center on Saturday night from 6 to 8:30. All are invited to join in, and some extra drums will be available. The Circle of the Soul Center is located at 305 Akeley Road in Akeley. For more information about the event, contact Rich Schuler at 969-3911.
THE BULLFROG - Ken Hardley and the Henways will play Saturday night at 10. The Bullfrog Hotel is at 1414 E. Second St. in Jamestown. For more, call 665-9043.
FLOATING STAGE - The eight remaining contestants in Chautauqua Lake Idol will compete in a Michael Jackson theme night on Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m., with two more to be eliminated at the conclusion of the evening. The Floating Stage is on Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point, just outside the Italian Fisherman. For more information on the show, visit www.chautauqualakeidol.com.
CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION - Steve Johnson and Charity Nuse of Big Leg Emma will play at the College Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The College Club is located in the Pier Building near the Miller Bell Tower. While the show is free, admittance to the grounds is not. For information about Chautauqua Institution's gate prices, visit www.ciweb.org.
ALLEN PARK - Collective Groove will perform Wednesday night at 7 in the Goranson Band Shell to wrap up the City of Jamestown's summer concert series. The Allen Park Women's Club will provide coffee, fudge and baked goods. The band shell is located near the intersection of Cole Avenue and West Virginia Boulevard in the park.
The Weekend Entertainment Events Preview highlights concerts, festivals and other happenings in the region in each Thursday's paper. Suggestions for submission can be sent to Dave Emke by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 487-1111, ext. 253.