Originally Posted by 8Mile
Okay, I have a question for WhoIsTony:
Ants, in some of those old clips of the Who performing on TV, Moonie seems to be holding the sticks almost like waving a magic wand, pointing it out from his index finger.
Was that a technique of some kind or did he just like the way it looked? Most of the performances I saw it on seemed to have been lip-synched, so I'm not sure it was even really something he used.
I used to wonder about that too. You answered your own question. nearly all of those old TV appearances were all lip-synched.
I think the "magic wand" things was him in part trying to not bash the drums, and in part, because he knew he couldn't 100% mime his parts, he was just having fun with the camera.