Episode 2: Music as medicine in recovery from cancer – with Brandon Arend (sensitive episode with details of PTSD and effects of chemotherapy)
Caution: This episode discusses experiences with chemotherapy and the emotional effect of PTSD post recovery. Brandon is very open and explicit about the hardships of cancer. I have added a list of helplines and links beneath the episode.
You may have already heard Brandon speak on the Oasis podcast. This time, he talks about how his fandom of bands like Oasis and The Beatles instilled in him a positive mindset attitude which he felt contributed to his recovery from cancer. It’s an interesting discussion that takes us from his sense of identity as a musician before and after his diagnosis; the power of positive music and how he draws on that positivity for his rock n roll studio album fundraiser.
There is a point where my voice levels become very faint and you can barely hear me – I apologise about that and will try to fix it but you can still hear Brandon clearly though which is all that matters.
Brandon Arend is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Band Delta @thebanddelta.
To donate to the Livestrong campaign, visit https://www.gofundme.com/deltacanceralbum
To hear Brandon's interview with Oasis Podcast, visit https://audioboom.com/posts/6463686-noel-s-cutting-edge-new-sound-brandon-arend-incredible-story
Support and advice:
Testicular Cancer Awareness: https://www.testicularcancerawarenessfoundation.org/
Testicular Cancer Awareness month: April
Cancer Research: www.cancerresearchuk.org