The Grand Fallacy

Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
The Grand Fallacy


For almost 30 years, I’ve had opportunities to play with many talented musicians, singers, and songwriters. My priorities are a tasteful, song-oriented groove and a professional tone and attitude for every gig.


I’m active in a number of musical projects, and some have regular live shows. Here’s a list of my upcoming gigs. Find out where and when you can catch me playing live. Support local music!

Geek Wrangler

Like a lot of working semi-pro musicians, I have a day hustle. Mine’s pretty great — building, enabling, and serving incredible teams of software engineers as the Director of Emerging Operating Systems at Red Hat.

Mentoring: a parable.

There's a player on a sports team who wants to become a team captain in the offensive team that she's on. But she's never been a team captain before. The...
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Upgrading done.

This weekend I decided in a foolhardy moment to upgrade the server that runs this blog and other domains I maintain. I moved the system from CentOS 7 to the...
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Could an album be in the works?

Asked precisely no one, at least if the album comes from me. But nevertheless I think this might be the year when I'm going to put together enough new, original...
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