Doug Johnstone — Novelist, Journalist, Songwriteritunes pic

and totally great guy who sat down to talk music and literature with me. How does he do it all? Why Wilco? Does he want you to kill yourselves? The answers to those questions and more you didn’t even know you were asking! Listen below and visit the Let’s Get Lyrical site for more action.


Ryan chats with writer, musician and former nuclear physicist Doug Johnstone about lyrics, writing, poetry and the art of being creative. Part of the Let’s Get Lyrical campaign, a celebration of words in music running all through February. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle of the Scottish Poetry Library. Produced by Colin Fraser for Lets Get Lyrical, and Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature.