Ex-Undertone Gets Government Job

British former punk-singer Feargal Sharkey has landed a job with the

government, according to Britain's Press Association. The one-time

Undertones frontman and current solo artist accepted an appointment by

Culture Secretary Chris Smith to sit on the board of the Radio Authority, which oversees

independent radio. Questioned about improvements he'd make, Sharkey was quoted as

saying, "Play lots and lots more of my records -- that's very important."