Oasis’ Noel Gallagher after Best Blog win: ‘I’ve never used a computer’

Guitarist reveals he sends his award-winning blogs by text

OasisNoel Gallagher has claimed that he has “never” used a computer, despite winning the Best Band Blog award at the Shockwaves NME Awards on Wednesday (February 25).

The star explained that he sent all his blogs through via text – and said he had no quibbles about Barack Obama beating him to the Hero Of The Year award.

“Well, well, well – so these little text messages have now become ‘award-winning’, eh?” he wrote (or texted, rather) on his blog at Myspace.com/oasis. “Oh, the irony! Irie Nancy finds the whole thing rather amusing, considering that I’ve yet to go within 10 feet of a computer, let alone own one of the blasted things.

“The Best Dressed award was not to be and I guess Mr Obama was arguably more deserving of Hero status. But all in all, a tidy little haul, I think.”

Oasis won the Best British Band award at the bash.

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