“Miss Ogyny” By PAROUSIA, The Music Video – August 2018

This music video “Miss Ogyny” was created in memory of the late Kim Watts.

“Miss Ogyny”music video produced at Saturn Studios, Hollywood CA. Created using in-house production clips, purchased stock video clips, public domain video and band photos owned by Rock Dog Records. This video production of “Miss Ogyny” is owned by the band Parousia, Rock Dog Records and Saturn Studios. ‘Sharing’ of this video clip is encouraged and appreciated

Kim was Parousia’s short lived (and forever missed) premier female vocalist who wrote the song “Miss Ogyny” with Garth Huels in 1979.

Garth Huels - Kim Watts 1980

The song was recorded onto four-track in the summer of 1980 at Filippone Sound in Buffalo, NY with musicians Kim Watts (vocals); Patt Connolly (vocals/flute); Garth Huels (lead guitar/vocals); Barry Cannizzaro (rhythm guitar/ vocals); Gerry North Cannizzaro (drums); Bob Lowden (bass guitar) and Eric Scheda (keyboards).

First recording session at Filippone Sound, West Side Buffalo, NY 1980

First recording session at Filippone Sound, West Side Buffalo, NY 1980

Kim wrote and sang “Miss Ogyny” to express frustration and anger borne out of her own bisexual feelings during a time of closeted societal norms with little tolerance for anything other than immutable sexual orientations.

The Late Great Ms. Kim Watts with Parousia 1978- 1981

The Late Great Ms. Kim Watts with Parousia 1978- 1981

Kim resented the hypocrisy of women who claimed to know what they wanted from a close relationship, yet when she made overtures to give that to them, it was rejected and labeled as ‘disgusting’ or ‘weird’ or ‘sinful’. Then Kim watched those same women turnaround to give themselves away to men who mistreated them.

Parousia’s “Miss Ogyny” Track #5 on “Buffalo Rocks” Volume 1, 1981

Parousia’s “Miss Ogyny” Track #5 on “Buffalo Rocks” Volume 1, 1981

In February of 1981 “Miss Ogyny” was re-recorded onto 24-track during an over-night session at Select Sound in Kenmore NY in order to be included on Buffalo’s very first 97-Rock “home grown” vinyl album titled, “Buffalo Rocks” The release of ‘Miss Ogyny’ on vinyl and subsequent air play on local radio, ignited a flurry of live performance all across Western NY and was a genuine boost to the band’s overall recognition in the area.

Listen to the 97 Rock album version of Miss Ogyny on Sound Cloud

Kim Watts performed with Parousia from August 1978 to May 1981; (too short of time really) she parted ways over ‘creative differences’ and the overall direction of the band.

Kim Watts at D'Youville College - '200 days Mixer' November 22nd, 1979

Kim Watts at D’Youville College – ‘200 days Mixer’ November 22nd, 1979

Without Kim as a lead singer, Parousia pressed on as a six-member band to perform the song “Miss Ogyny” once more during a WGRQ live broadcast from Uncle Sam’s night club on September 1981. The live version of the song featured Patt Connolly on lead vocals in place of Kim.

Listen to the live version of Miss Ogyny from Uncle Sam’s on Sound cloud

In her professional career, Kim’s love of animals gave her the drive to graduate from the Cornell University School of veterinary medicine and then work at a pet hospital in the state of Virginia, apart from her friends and family in Kenmore, NY where she grew up.

Kim’s basement, Kenmore NY, 1979

Kim’s basement, Kenmore NY, 1979

Kim Watts passed away on July 25, 2008 from complications due to cancer. She was a bold and fiery spirit, full of artistic ideas and great passion. I don’t think there was anything that Kim wouldn’t have tried onstage if you dared her to!

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LYRICS:

MISS OGYNY

by Parousia

Out in the night they lurk everywhere.

Half of the race, I don’t really care.

supposed emotions fill them full

I really do think it’s all a bunch of bull.

I meet her on the street.

Miss Ogyny

She sucks me ‘till I’m dry.

Miss Ogyny

Flashing all that meat.

Miss Ogyny

Aw, she makes me want to cry.

Miss Ogyny

Well they take all you got in the wink of one eye

And they’ll wave it in your face to make you rise.

They’ll feed you to exhaustion

and you think you got it made

Then they’ll trot away and leave you

frustrated, frustrated, frustrated…

I meet her on the street.

Miss Ogyny

She sucks me ‘till I’m dry.

Miss Ogyny

Flashing all that meat.

Aw, she makes you want to cry

Miss Ogyny

I don’t know why they’re out there

The flirts who walk the street.

Oh God its Miss Ogyny.

Its show, it’s fake

I want some but I just can’t take,

oh God it’s Miss Ogyny.

I’m talking ‘bout you yeah,

Miss Ogyny.

I hate, hate, hate, hate,

hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate,

oh I hate you, I hate you.

(“Miss Ogyny” written by Huels & Watts)

Parousia Comp 1979

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