Episode 10: Songs in the Key of E(val)

Sarah Farina of Broadleaf Consulting joins Carolyn and Brian this week to talk about music and how it connects with our work as evaluators. Which one of us is “a big nerd for classical music”? How lucky is Carolyn at Random Karaoke? What two songs have scarred Brian and Carolyn for life? And most importantly, does this podcast meet Canadian content requirements?

Apologies for some minor sound quality issues in this episode – to borrow from our episode 7 title, “Damn it, Jim, I’m an evaluator, not a sound engineer!”

Link to Pinecast page


Sarah Farina – Broadleaf Consulting

Rainier Valley Corps – Karaoke, a Tool for Social Justice

Past Eval Cafe episodes referenced

Our Playlist

“Hall of the Mountain King”  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.


  1. What a lovely excuse to massively procrastinate this morning and go through my own playlist for eval-related tunes (title only, not the lyrics).

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? – The Clash
    Wonderin’ – Neil Young
    Demon Days – Gorillaz
    No Time – The Guess Who
    Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
    Hindsight – Built to Spill
    For What it’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
    Praise You – Fatboy Slim
    Ain’t That Right – GLove
    Ball of Confusion – Love and Rockets
    You Said Something – PJ Harvey
    You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
    Every Picture Tells a Story – Rod Stewart
    If I Can’t Change Your Mind – Sugar
    Better – K’naan
    Political – Spirit of the West

    Now back to work…sigh.


  2. Love it! “You Can’t Always Get What you Want” was my second pick. Now, I’m wondering what methods The Clash used to determined that staying would increase their trouble by 100%. How do you quantify trouble? Inquiring evaluators want to know … 🙂

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