Do You Know the Way to Balmorhea?

Jesse Dayton and Lew Temple do. And now so does Hollywood.

And life is what this movie is all about. Temple sounds like he's already trying out tag lines for the Balmorhea movie poster as he sums up the film.

"We wanted to tell an Americana story, but one that's universal," he says. "A lot of times the thing that you look for is not only within you but within the people around you. Sometimes you take a long journey and then find that what you were looking for was always right in your backyard."

Scuttlebutt Caboose

Houston's metal community is getting heavy in the fight against cancer. On October 11, Irene, Yuna, Nothing, Full Circle and Six Past Hell will perform at Forgetta 'Bout It Sports Bar (13245 Jones Road). Five bucks or five cans of food get you in the door…Calling all baby bands: A $10,000 prize package is out there for the taking from the people who bring you the Grammys. The Recording Academy Texas Chapter, in partnership with ASCAP, is fielding demo submissions from unsigned Texas artists of all genres to be judged by a panel of music industry professionals. The panel will choose ten finalists out of hundreds of entries, and they will each receive a live critique at the Engine Room November 17. The grand prize winner will receive 24 hours of studio time at Sugar Hill, publishing and distribution deals, a gig at the Engine Room, 1,000 pressed and designed CDs and lots of other stuff -- in other words they will be well and truly launched, if not necessarily broken. All entries must be postmarked by October 17, so be quick. To see the complete prize package, contest rules and entry forms, click on

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