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Punk Goes Pop Volume Two

Punk Goes Pop Volume Two is the eighth compilation album in the Punk Goes... series created by Fearless Records and the second installment in the Punk Goes Pop franchise to feature bands covering mainstream pop songs. It was released on March 9, 2009, in the United Kingdom, March 10, 2009, in the United States; the album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200. The album's release was slated for February. However, due to the inclusion of the cover by Chiodos, the release date was pushed back a month; those who pre-ordered the album from certain retailers received a free copy of the original Punk Goes Pop. Curiously, the song "... Baby One More Time" was covered by Nicotine in the first Punk Goes Pop and by August Burns Red in this album; the album was posted on MTV's The Leak on March 3, 2009, where the full album was available for streaming. A list of confirmed songs was released on December 17, 2008, revealing most of the artists that would appear on the compilation. On January 8, 2009, the official track listing was released

Fan Zhi

Fàn Zhi, formally the Duke of Lu, was a civil official who served under 12 emperors of 6 dynasties during imperial China's Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period and the subsequent Song Dynasty. He was the Later Zhou chancellor from 951 until 960, the Song Dynasty chancellor from 960 until 964, not long before his death. A strict adherent to legal guidelines, he had influenced Later Zhou and Song rulers to rely more on civil administration in an age dominated by the military. Fàn was a member of the elite Fàn family. Growing up, Fàn Zhi's father Fàn Shouyu was a staff supervisor serving the Later Liang. Biographer Jack Dull considers Fàn Zhi a representative of the rise of "new families" which were replacing the exclusive aristocracy of the Tang Dynasty. At age eight, Fàn Zhi was able to write essays, by 12 he mastered and began teaching the voluminous classic Book of Documents. Liang was replaced by the Later Tang in 926, Fàn passed the imperial examination in 933; the chief examination administrator He Ning liked Fàn's writing the most that he intentionally assigned Fàn 13th place, the placing he himself got back in the day.

Fàn became a prefectural judge for the Zhongwu Commandery, was promoted to the post of subprefect of Fengqiu which he served until Later Tang was overthrown in 936. Under the new Later Jin, Fàn's essays caught the eyes of chancellor Sang Weihan, who helped Fàn become the imperial investigating censor, a lowly position at the censorial offices; when Sang was subsequently appointed to other prefectures and back as the chancellor, Fàn followed him along the way. In 943, Fàn Zhi was promoted to the post of assistant division chief of the Department of Hospitality and auxiliary official of the Institute of History. A year he became a Hanlin Academician and division chief of the Department of Accounting, Ministry of Finance, as well as special drafting of the Secretariat. Guo Wei, a Later Han general, had been impressed by the timeliness and the contents of the imperial orders he received while fighting rebellions away from the capital. Once he asked the messenger. "Fàn Zhi" was the reply, Guo remarked, "Definitely fit to be chancellor."In the winter months of early 951, Guo Wei rebelled against the Later Han emperor Liu Chengyou and his army swiftly conquered the capital Kaifeng.

Amidst the chaos after Liu's fleeing from the city, Guo remembered the name Fàn Zhi and asked for his whereabouts. When Fàn –, living with other commoners – was located, Guo paid him a personal visit in heavy snow and during the conversation, removed his own robe to put on Fàn for warmth; as a token of his friendship to Guo, Fàn wrote several imperial orders for Guo, helping him to transition the state as Guo declared himself the emperor of the new Later Zhou Dynasty. One day in 960, Fàn was dining in his own residence when general Zhao Kuangyin, supposed to be on the way to resist the Liao Dynasty invasion, stormed in. In tears, Zhao explained to Fàn that he was forced to become the emperor and return to the capital by his subordinates. Stunned and not sure what to suggest, Fàn was confronted by Zhao's attendant Luo Yangui, who raised his sword to threaten Fàn into accepting the usurpation; when Fàn realized that everything was nothing but acting, he came down the stairs and bowed to Zhao, who became the first emperor of the Song Dynasty.

Dull, Jack L.. "Fan Chih". In Franke, Herbert. Sung Biographies. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag. Pp. 310–321. ISBN 3-515-02412-3. Toqto'a. Song Shi. Li Tao. Xu Zizhi Tongjian Changbian. Sima Guang. Zizhi Tongjian