It’s a song by Crosby, Stills and Nash, written in 1970 by their new band member Neil Young, for the best-selling album Déjà Vu; the event that propelled them to achieve what the music world described as ‘supergroup’ status.
It was a transformative moment for a sixteen year old boy-man who had just been bought the album as a Christmas present…
But it has nothing to do with the subject of this post, apart from the song title, and that the words ‘Country Girl’ have always carried a special magic.
Nor is the woman who owns this rather tasty Mini Countryman a country girl… Well, she might be, but that’s not our story, which is the nature of the chrome-plated letters that make up the revised model name shown in the second image.
I’m fond of gestures. I’m even fonder of clever gestures whose impact is understated…
Clearly irked by the misogynistic nature of the model name ‘Mini Countryman’ – bought by BMW as part of the bargain bucket of what was left of British Leyland, the unknown lady sourced an additional ‘W’ and ‘O’ , in matching chrome font and re-sited the letters:
‘C O U N T R Y M A N’
Giving us the full spread of
‘C O U N T R Y W O M A N’
Country Girl, I think you’re pretty. And you have a fabulous sent of humour…
©Stephen Tanham 2022
Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.