The Magical Mixtapes of a Wandering Screenwriter

How a tiny nostalgia playlist project is helping Julia Scrive-Loyer stay creative…

Meet Julia Scrive-Loyer, 26-year-old screenwriter and music enthusiast.

Though she was born in Bordeaux, where she also lived during the first eight years of her life, Scrive-Loyer doesn’t think of it as her true hometown, an honor she instead dedicates to her film school in Cuba, where she spent her formative years as a student.

Also a talented writer, Scrive-Loyer is busy juggling many creative projects, from songwriting and writing for her film magazine, SIMULACRO Mag, to working on her first feature film.

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Playlist Time: 80’s Shopping Date 💄

Shopping with the bestie at an 80’s mall? It’s more likely than you think…

(Artwork by Emily Sol)

Have you been to the mall recently? And have you noticed the experience is a lot sadder than it was back when you were a tween?

Well, it doesn’t have to be!!! Just imagine you’re a tween again and it’s the 80’s. If you need an extra boost, listen to this playlist I made after watching Stranger Things 3 back in the summer.

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Playlist Time: The Cooking Show

Living the TV chef dream, one smooth jazz tune at a time…

With food being one of life’s biggest pleasures, it’s no wonder why the music we associate with it is always somewhat sensual.

Just watch any cooking show and you’ll hear it: cheesy jazz, salsa and bossanova playing as Nigella Lawson makes her favorite homemade ramen or Giada De Laurentiis shows us how to perfect a decadent lasagna. Food, it appears, turns us on. (And so does Nigella Lawson.)

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Artists to Love: Rage Against the Machine

A band willing to point fingers at any cracks in the narrative…

I couldn’t imagine living in 1992.

It was the year Bill Clinton took office, Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami, and Aladdin was released. It was also a time when Nirvana, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Vanilla Ice, and Rage Against the Machine existed in the same musical sphere.

Kinda weird, right? Franz Ferdinand also got assassinated that year — Feel old yet? #90skids.

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