The Infinite Kaleidoscope 32 with guest audio engineer Veronica Simonetti

Today we talk with Bay Area audio engineer Veronica Simonetti. Veronica records, edits and produces podcasts, works with local musicians, and before going freelance was the lead audio engineer at Women’s Audio Mission in San Francisco.

Veronica’s song selections and theme is “Music I Grew Up On”, so enjoy this throwback to the 90s and early 00s everyone and listen to the entire playlist on Spotify here too!

Work with Veronica!

Women's Audio Mission: WAM

Nirvana "Heart Shaped Box" (Official video directed by one of my favorite photographers Anton Corbjin)

Short Documentaries Mentioned:


Women in Music Production

Sisters With Transistors

Playlist: (We talked a lot, so check out the full playlist on Spotify!)

The Smashing Pumpkins, "Cherub Rock"

Alice In Chains, "Man In the Box"

Rammstein, "Du hast"

Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun"

Led Zeppelin, "Whole Lotta Love"

Nine Inch Nails, "Closer"

Nirvana, "Heart-Shaped Box"

The Cranberries, "Zombie"

The Cure, "Boys Don't Cry"

Beck, "Nicotine & Gravy"

The Kills, "Getting Down"

Sleigh Bells, "Infinity Guitars"

Metric, "Succexy"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Soft Shock"

The Dead Weather, "I Cut Like a Buffalo"

Regina Spektor, "Poor Little Rick Boy"

Animal Collective, "Who Could Win a Rabbit"

Wolf Parade, "Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts"

Band of Skulls, "Dull Gold Heart"

Feist, "Leisure Suite"

Lykke Li, "Little Bit"

TV on the Radio, "I Was a Lover"

Azure Ray, "Sleep"

Ra Ra Riot, "Massachusetts"

Tegan and Sara, "Nineteen"

The Postal Service, "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"

Stars, "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"

The Books, "Cello Song (feat. Jose Gonzalez)"


  1. Cherub Rock by The Smashing Pumpkins on Siamese Dream (℗ 2012 Virgin Records America, Inc.)
  2. Man In the Box by Alice In Chains on Facelift (℗ 1990 Sony Music Entertainment)
  3. Du hast by Rammstein on Sehnsucht (℗ 1997 Vertigo/Capitol, a division of Universal Music GmbH)
  4. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden on Superunknown (20th Anniversary) (℗ 2014 A&M Records)
  5. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelin II (Remastered) (℗ 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.)
  6. Closer by Nine Inch Nails on The Downward Spiral (℗ 2015 Nothing/Interscope Records)
  7. Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana on In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition) (℗ 2013 Geffen Records)
  8. Zombie by The Cranberries on No Need to Argue (The Complete Sessions 1994-1995) (℗ 2002 The Island Def Jam Music Group)
  9. Boys Don't Cry (Single Version) by The Cure on Three Imaginary Boys (Deluxe Edition) (℗ 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp., Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company)
  10. Nicotine & Gravy by Beck on Midnite Vultures (℗ 2004 Geffen Records)
  11. Getting Down by The Kills on Midnight Boom (℗ 2008 Domino Recording Co. LTD)
  12. Infinity Guitars by Sleigh Bells on Treats (℗ Mom+Pop/NEET)
  13. Succexy by Metric on Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (℗ 2003 Everloving Records)
  14. Soft Shock by Yeah Yeah Yeahs on It's Blitz! (Deluxe Edition) (℗ 2009 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, under exclusive license to DGC Records)
  15. I Cut Like a Buffalo by The Dead Weather on Horehound (℗ 2009 Third Man Records, LLC. Exclusively licensed to Warner Records Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.)
  16. Who Could Win a Rabbit by Animal Collective on Sung Tongs (℗ 2004 Domino Recording Co Ltd)
  17. I Was a Lover by TV on the Radio on Return to Cookie Mountain (An Interscope Records Release; ℗ 2006 Touch And Go Records, Under exclusive license to Interscope Records)
  18. Sleep by Azure Ray on Azure Ray (-℗ 2001 Flower Moon Records)
  19. Massachusetts by Ra Ra Riot on The Orchard (Bonus Track Version) (℗ 2010 Barsuk Records)
  20. Nineteen by Tegan and Sara on The Con (℗ 2007 Sire Records for the U.S. Marketed by Warner Records Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.)
  21. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight by The Postal Service on Give Up (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition) (℗ 2013 Sub Pop Records)
  22. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead by Stars on Set Yourself On Fire (℗ 2004 Arts & Crafts International)
  23. Cello Song (feat. Jose Gonzalez) by The Books on Dark Was the Night (℗ 2009 The Red Hot Organization under exclusive license to 4AD Ltd)
  24. Dull Gold Heart by Band of Skulls on Baby Darling Doll Face Honey (℗ 2009 PSYCOLLECTIVE LLC)