I will be playing at the "Last Call" bar on May 22 @ 11:00 PM. Show starts and I will be there from 9:00 PM.

The address is 4977 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115.

Hope to see you there.


I have just release my new video, Eleanor Rigby, the first cover song I have ever produced. I am very happy with the outcome and thank Luis Elorza and Paco Elorza for their excellent work in interpreting my song instrumentally. Here is the link:


Best wishes,



Hello everyone,

I am excited to tell you that I have finished my tribute to The Beatles, releasing my version of their song Eleanor Rigby. In a few days the video will be coming out on YouTube. But for now, go to the Music tab and download the song free.

Thank you for your support and friendship!



I have finished my first film, Freedom 101: Freedom From Us, a musical documentary about human interaction in the 21st century. Click here to veiw.

Next weekend, on Saturday June 9th, a member of our Occupy San Diego movement, Women Occupy San Diego, will be hosting the Occupy Our Arts event in downtown San Diego's Civic Center/Freedom Plaza. It is intended as a family event and we hope you can join us for should be an inspiring experience. I will be playing at around 12:30 PM. All the Info follows. See you there.



‘Occupy OUR Arts’: A Celebration of the 99% Culture and Creative Arts is a FREE, Family Friendly, San Diego Community Event. The Art of We The People will be happening on SATURDAY, JUNE 9th from 10:00AM – 6:00PM at FREEDOM PLAZA (Civic Center Plaza, Downtown), 3rd. Avenue between ‘B’ and ‘C’ Streets.  WOSD (Women Occupy San Diego) http://womenoccupysandiego.org/  will be hosting this PERMITTED event honoring our First Amendment Rights through freedom of creative expression.
WOSD will be sharing another side of our Occupy Movement, one focused on our creative arts and culture by having a fun-filled day bringing families of the 99% together.  The atmosphere of our permitted event will be festive, fun, creative, interactive, and inclusive of many art forms.  It is an all day event with 2 Stages featuring diverse performances of music, dance, street theater, acrobats, comedy and spoken word. Local visual artists will share their creativity through a variety of art forms; sidewalk chalk drawing, painting, street art, multi-media, sculpture and photography. Families will have many interactive opportunities in the Children’s Peace Garden of Creative Arts including music, dance, ecological projects, face painting, creating arts and crafts, a special Children’s Parade and many more surprises.
Co-Sponsors, Endorsers and members of the San Diego Creative Arts Community supporting the right to freedom of creative expression include: Peace Resource Center, Midcity CAN (Community Advocacy Network), National Lawyers Guild, Canvas For A Cause, KARAMA - (Arab & Islamic World Information Project), ‘Apply Liberally Enterprises’ and ‘Home of Oasis House Concerts’, Activist San Diego, Art Academy of San Diego,  ‘Art Of Pride’, San Diego Alliance For Marriage Equality, ‘Page To Stage: Women’s Poetry ’,  Noel-Baza Fine Art Gallery in Little Italy, Moxie Theater and more.
WOSD - http://womenoccupysandiego.org/  would love to have you be a part of our 99% Celebration on SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2012. For more information about ‘Occupy OUR Arts’, please contact Wendy Sue WSUEB@AOL.COM 

Last Wednesday's Occupy San Diego Unity Concert was a great success for Cafe Peyote. After the show I had several people approach me with very positive comments. I have since corresponded with several of them and here are a couple of the remarks they have made about my presentation:

- I was blown away by your work and have replayed your music many times and referred many people to it... Absolutely excellent work, and highly appropriate for events we may be holding in the future, such as rallies, etc. You can expect me to pester you about coming to those. 

- Loved your music and visuals.

I think Cafe Peyote finally found its main audience in the Occupy movement due to my overall message of peace and freedom. Thanks to these new friends the following things have happened:

- I've been invited to play tomorrow in a Shut Down San Onofre rally (not confirmed yet, being short notice).

- They will be playing my songs in www.AirProgressive.org talk radio between shows.

- Air progressive will be interviewing me regarding my project and message.

- I was asked to provide my videos without vocals so others can play and sing along with it. For now I have uploaded Break The Chains And Occupy backing tracks on my YouTube page.

- They will be playing my songs in KNSJ.org progressive radio, which is about to go on the air.

- I will be playing at the Occupy Our Arts Celebration on June 9th at the San Diego Civic Center/Freedom Plaza, a family event.

I am very excited, to say the least. Adding to that I also have the gig at The Go Lounge on May 17th. 

Let's see where this takes me, as this has the potential of being a good or bad thing, or both, for me personally. Well, I guess, as long as something good comes out of it for everyone, it was worth it. That has always been the intent.

Oh, y pinchi Charlie, thank you very much for your always unwavering support. Gracias Amigo! And thanks for the invite Nikki.



Dear Friends,


The Occupy movement continues hard trying to do their best to organize and take concrete actions. On Black Friday weekend many called for a boycott on buying at large corporate stores. I wrote several of the groups to help and at least Occupy Portland added my video "Consumer Joe" to one of their blogs.


Occupy is being heavily targetted now in most cities by the police and are finding it hard to continue to coordinate this movement. I am pitching in. I wrote a song in 2006 called "Don't Confuse Liberty" and will offer it to the various Occupy entities as I was told by  PortlandOccupier.org staff that the movement was looking for an anthem, and the person I corresponded with loved the song. I added a chorus in the form of a chant and renamed the song to reflect the chant:   -- Break The Chains And OccupyThe cries you will hear are from the recent UC Davis pepper spray incident.


Also, please check out the Occupy San Diego webpage for news on what is happening locally and help where you can. Visit at least once.This is not their fight, it is everybody's fight!


Don't Do It For You and Me, Do It For Those That Will Come. They Will Inherit What We Leave Behind


                    -- You Decide, from Cafe Peyote


Best wishes,



The Cafe Peyote project will be featured in two local radio stations: 

In San Diego's KPRI, 102.1 FM, on Sunday November 6th starting at 8:00 PM on "The Homegrown Hour" hosted by Cathryn Beeks. The will most like feature my song "The Common Law."

In Tijuana, university radio Fusion, 102.5 FM, hosted by Carlos Duarte, on Monday November 7th. This will be an interview starting at 9:00 PM.

I hope you are able to tune in, especially for the Interview.

Best wishes.


My Tocayo has always told me that in life we always do what is better for our own interests first, and he may be right. 


But things don't always go the way we expect them or want them to happen, believe me!


In love sometimes it's the same. How many people could be married today not to their first choice, but to their second, if not fifth?


My new Spanish song, Mirame, is dedicated to those that were not the first choice.


Go to the Music section to download the song for free (limited time only).  I have also included an English translation of the song below.


Please go to my site's Guestbook and let me know what you think. Suggestions are always appreciated. Enjoy!




Look (this way), here I am
Think carefully about who I am.
I am desperate
And the night isn't over
I don't know what is happening
I am all by myself   
I remember those times
I can't forget them
And I cannot imagine myself all alone  
I don't know what I did
I don't know where I failed
Forgive me if I'm not him, him  
You tell me to forget the past
That everything has changed
Things can never be the same  
But I don't agree
I am in love
And that is what should count  
Love me again
Don't forget the past
Get close to me  
Maybe tomorrow will come 
Maybe everything will be the same
But remember that
Everything depends on you  
The sea of uncertainty
Is taking you in its current
Fight against it
And get close to me  
Convince yourself that I am
The man that you expected would come
For you  
Look at me (Mirame)

Greetings everyone,


My recent article on my correspondence with Professor Noam Chomsky was written in memory of all the victims worldwide of the horrible event we call 9/11, which consequences were not a one day event, but  something everyone has been living with ever since, in one way or the other.


To help us remember just how horrible it was, we even had a warning for that special day about a possible terrorist attack, which was confirmed and not confirmed, both at the same time, just like how they had us going with colors shortly after 9/11.


I've been working on my second CD and the first song we produced was We Fail To See, which I believe is appropriate to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. You can download from the Music section.


Sometimes reality can be very obvious, once we remove the filters of external influence.


Best wishes to you and your loved ones. 

I've been working on two new songs. As it turns out, I've been playing some bass and piano with some good results, so I have incorporate that into my new compositions. One song, The New Generation, is my first attempt at an unconventional bass for a song that I invision with minimal instrumentation. Luis and I have not agreed on the direction of the song so I will be producing most of the song. The second song, Mirame, which is my second piano composition, is intended for commercialization by a well known artist - even though I still don't know who that person is. It will all depend on the final product.

I have been playing with several ideas for articles for my blog, from vaccines, to our new involvement in Lybia and all the other military actions our government is engaged in, and most importantly The Law. It is all connected, but I may need to divide the topics for better consumption.

On the vdeo side, I will soon be working on one for my song We Fail To See. Now all I need is a little push as I have been too distracted in recent months with other day-to-day matters. Keep in touch. Ricardo




Greetings, I have finished the production of my song We Have To Try, and it marks a turning point for the next one or two projects, which will have only basic instrumentation as a foundation, a Spanish song, A Donde Ire Sin Ti, and an English song still to be determined. So to celebrate, come join me in downtown San Diego at The Stage on Thursday December 2 between 5:30 and 6:30 PM for the debut of We Have To Try, it is really an incredible production by Luis Elorza, and my singing is not that bad either, just ask my friends in San Felipe. See you there
I have started recording We Have to Try. The uploaded song has my final guitar and vocals (without effects). It is about 80% complete. All it needs now is mastering. Writen in 2004, this song talks about finding love and making a change in ourselves, when necessary. May we all be the best we can. Ricardo
It took some time, but I finally started and finished a new video, I Don't Know. Go to my video section to view. When I wrote this song I had one intention, to tell you that I don't believe I know it all, I simply come to my own conclusions --- and you have to find out things on your own, too ...
Hello to everyone, I will be playing at The Stage in Downtown San Diego on Wednesday July 28 @ 8:00 PM. I will be playing my new song We Fail To See, what may be the beginning of my second cd. Look at the Calendar for details. See you there, and thanks you for your support.
This weekend Luis provided me the latest version of "We Fail To See" which now contains the final vocals (- effects). I believe the next step will be to add lead guitar riffs, although with Luis, you knever know what he will think of. This track is #14 on this site's player. I'll be updating the song as changes are added. Jose Luis, keep strong and may the light of God always brighten your path. TQM Best wishes to all. Ricardo
Hello everyone, I have started recording again, the road towards my second CD. I'll be recording the final vocals and guitar next week and from there on it's Luis' baby. I'll be uploading the versions as they progress. The song, We Fail To See, is part of a trilogy that starts with Their Bombing Again Tonight, followed by After 2000 years, a song that most likely will be included in my next CD. Best wishes, Ricardo
I'll be playing at The Bitter End on Wednesday August 23 at 7:45 and for the show I produced my sixth video, The Common Law, which is a live performance, and will make an interesting visual experience. Hope to see you there. Ricardo
Hello everyone, I am in the process of issuing my first eNewsletter, Peyote News, as soon as I work out some glitches. If you are interested in receiving it please make sure you register in the "Join the email list" link at the top of the page. I hope you will join me as I give you news on upcoming events, reviews and of things in general that affect our everyday life. Best wishes. Ricardo
The San Diego Troubadour did a review of my cd in their August 09 publication. Please go to the Press/Reviews link in this website to view.
Amigos, I have two upcoming concerts, one at The Brew House at Eastlake (www.thebrewhouseateastlake.com) on Thursday August 6, starting at 7:00 pm, then again at The Bitter End (www.thebitterend.com) in downtown San Diego on Wednesday August 26th at 7:45 pm. I hope you can join me. Best Wishes, Ricardo.
The development of my webpage is almost finished. Check out the Videos link for my videos, including a couple of live performances at Desi's in Point Loma in 2008. You will also find very interesting videos in the "Our World" section within the Video link. I'm working on a gig at The Brew House at Eastlake for either the last week of July or in the first weeks of August. It will be a Thursday and it will begin at 7:00 PM. You can find them at www.TheBrewHouseatEastlake.com Hope to see you then.
Hey Everyone, welcome to CafePeyote.com. The CD is out (CDBaby.com) and I recently played at The Bitter End for the first of a series of local shows to promote it. I am personally building this page so it is going to go up slowly. Feel free to checkout my site at www.MySpace.com/CafePeyote for additional info, song review, etc. There are many plans for this page, including my songs, videos (check them out here or at YouTube), and other interesting videos I've found on the web. At some point I will start uploading some of my writings, which I am sure you will find interesting. Welcome, order your drink, relax and enjoy the show. Feel free to participate - everyone has to get involved! Ricardo Beas Café Peyote

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