Meeting Bob Dylan in Rotterdam

Mind map is based on my recollections of my first Dylan concert in 1978 in Rotterdam. I made notes (as well as pictures, but these are lost) during the concert, that’s why I know the lyrics of Going going gone were completely changed (I can’t remember that anymore). I do remember that Dylan during Rainy day women as a gimmick walked to the microphone several times pretending to start singing but never did. The branch activities is taken from the superb book by Tom Willems (unfortunately only in Dutch) who made an excellent and detailed reconstruction of the concert.

About Hans Buskes

I am a professional mindmapper, I help companies map their business, I am author of two mindmap books. My clients are law firms, municipalities, banks, consultancies and high-tech companies.
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3 Responses to Meeting Bob Dylan in Rotterdam

  1. George Huba says:

    Your series of mind maps on Bob Dylan has re-awakened my interest in his work. I’m old enough to have listened to Dylan on AM radio in the 1960s in the USA (a complete unknown, like a rolling stone) and later in the late 1960s as a cornerstone of the new phenomenon, FM rock radio. Went to a concert in the late 1960s in NYC. In the 1980s when he lived in Los Angeles, I would occasionally see him riding a motorcycle on Wilshire Boulevard in front of my office. Saw Dylan a couple of years ago in a baseball stadium show with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp: it was a family concert with more than a thousand kids there on a late afternoon-early evening with their aging parents or grandparents (or both).

    OK, enough for the nostalgia …

    In my view three of the functions of mind maps are to motivate one to learn, communicate something of value well, and then inspire. Your work does this. Your maps and those of Philippe Packu are becoming works of 21st century “literature” as much as summaries (outlines) of knowledge from archives and brainstorming and I see them as a breakthrough. With development, I think many of your maps could be seen as modern short “stories” with visual as well as semantic components.

    Keep on down the road (like a rolling stone …). Look at where it got Dylan.

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