In this episode you’ll hear about how a bully gave The Orange his nickname, and how he grew into it and embraced it at university, when he was warrior-tall and strong as a heifer, with a ginger crown and a love of ecstasy and mushrooms. And you’ll learn how he dropped out and hit the road, and how the music ended for him.

This is the fourth episode in my six-episode podcast memoir about five teenagers who gathered at a party in a bedsit in Dunmanway, West Cork during mushroom season in 1993 – a Curehead, a couple of ravers, a punk and a mod. I’m the only one left on this Earth in 2018. I will delve into each of the four dead friends’ lives, and each of their deaths, in turn – before ending with a demon-haunted climax in Gatsby’s “niteclub”.

New episodes of The Dead Friends will be released each Wednesday until 31 October. You can get them here on the Dublin Inquirer website (episode 1, episode 2, episode 3), or via the Dublin Inquirer Podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher, or on Libsyn.


Dave Lordan is a multimedia writer, performer, & educator from County West Cork whose entertaining and provocative work has always had a community/social-movement focus and a sharply radical edge....

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