JEDI HoloNet

JEDI HoloNet » HoloNews » Entertainment and Arts

439.30 // Senator Dje Zait’ou Launches Into Angry Tirade During Late-Night Show

Diplomat Senator Dje Zait’ou, representing the Bryx sector, has today come under scrutiny for an outburst during the HoloNet News’ Late-Night Show segment. Interviewed last evening on the subject of the upcoming summit on Rannon, Senator Zait’ou was prompted on the subject of today’s youth and their future in today’s Republic. This caused Zait’ou to become visibly agitated, and he began describing his discovery of a, and I quote, “Dangerous new gang, ‘The Wraiths’”, and the “Vile grating noises they call music.”

This is what he had to say.

Senator Dje Zait’ou: And the worst part of it all is some of our young ones out there actually listen to them! And they agree and start trying to dress up like them, then it’ll be acting like them! I’ve done the research, the things they tell our kids in their so-called music, it’s sickening. Those “Ghosts” people slander our good senators, those working hard to make the lives they live possible, and they glorify laziness and apathy. If you ask me what the best thing we can do for the youth, it’s to keep them from influences like those… Those “Phantoms” people! We just can’t let that happen!

Talk Show Hostess: I understand your concerns… But the Republic protects their right to write the lyrics they want to, and after all, aren’t art and political commentary the first to go when democracy is threatened? Shouldn’t we cherish the space we have for this music and let people decide for themselves?

Zait’ou: Of course, I agree. Our Galactic Republic, an exemplar of democracy, welcomes art and freedom to each individual. What I am saying is their ideologies are directly opposed to that of the Republic, and if they manage to spread any of it to our youth, it’ll be like corroding the foundations of the future we’re building. And if it all comes crumbling down, don’t come asking me how it could’ve happened. It’s all right there, with those–

::He performs very visible and exaggerated air quotes::

– “Artists”, like those “The Specters” and all others like them.

Lacking an adequate opposing party to his arguments, I have sought and found “The Wraiths” myself and have earned an interview with them on the subject of the Senator. They have asked for their homeworld and real names to be kept private for the time being. We were sitting in old but comfortable chairs in Nova’s, the lead female human singer, family home’s basement that had been rearranged as a makeshift recording studio.

Truthseeker: Can you tell me about yourselves?

Nova: We’re “The Wraiths,” Or at least that’s the band name we picked out. At the time we figured it made sense because we felt we were invisible and ignored. Now not so much, I suppose. We make the music we want to listen to, and write stuff that speaks to us, and hopefully those who listen to us. Sure, it gets dark sometimes, but it’s just for style, we don’t mean harm.

Truthseeker: What is your opinion concerning Senator Dje Zait’ou’s poor review of your work?

Clone, Ommni Box Player: [A series of expletives is uttered in the Roonan language, the translation of which I cannot place here.]

Talisman, Hallikset Player: Nevermind him, he’s still angry the Senator got our name wrong, like… A dozen times.

Nova: The senator is set in his ways. At his age he probably remembers the mess with Hela Amarggill and thinks we’re all out to cause trouble and hate the Republic, but it’s not true. We’re just honest with what we think and what we feel, and that just happens to not fit with the ideal of the happy little citizens he wishes we were.

Truthseeker: What would that be?

Nova: It’s a complex subject, but the gist of it we think a lot of those our age agree with. These past few years the Republic’s leadership has been incompetent at best, willfully ignorant at worst. You’ve heard it all already, the gross mishandling of the Trade Embargo recently, for example. Or the mess in the Gordian Reach, the homelessness rate… But the most frustrating part is the senate, they’re blind to it all, they just focus on keeping themselves to meaningless factions, scheming and fighting like the senator off in the apartment next door is the enemy because he’s a “war hawk” or a “diplomat”. But nothing you and I can do about it, that’s why we’re all “The Wraiths”, we’re invisible to them.

Talisman: Don’t end on like, a depressing note again.

Nova: Thank you, I’ve almost forgotten, the new chancellor, Naka Rei, he doesn’t seem so bad for a grandpa, if you ask me it looks like his whole thing is playing all the sides, and ending up the reasonable one. Maybe that summit’ll go well, I hope it does.

Following the viral publicity of the outburst, there was a surge of interest in their older debut work. Fans describe the music as at times high-energy and fast paced with intricate Hallikset playing, and other times as slower, more ethereal, and with deeper, stronger bass frequencies from the Ommni Box. All followed with an enchanting and relatively matured voice of the Lead.

In reaction to the spike in popularity, the Wraiths have announced their first self-published album, “Hyper-Rapture”, set to release on the Fete of Lost Ones at the end of the year, as well as a planned tour in key Republic worlds of the Core and Mid Rims in the following cycles.

This was Truthseeker Mikhceikh Clan Bakh’tor, published independently from Coruscant’s orbit, by the HoloNet Relay.

395.13 // Fringe Scientist kicked from Scientific Gala

In a bit of a strange news today, a physicist was unceremoniously removed from the prestigious Scientific Innovations Gala, held bi-annually on Coruscant.

The physicist, named Kleon Barrush, presented his theory on the Kinetic Manipulation of the Evolving Manifold, which according to the audience, sounded more like a bad science fiction super-weapon that anything else. Before he could finish his explanation, he was booed off the stage and even had the gala security remove him and revoke his access.

“Never heard a worse mad rumbling in my life. He was talking about waving the fabric of the world like it’s putty. He thinks he can ignore gravity. And do what? Space surfing on an Event Horizon? Nonsense!” ,said Dr. Gurt Kehmol, the thrice awarded Head of Astronomy of Corruscant.

Dr. Nevtaro, who reemerged after decades of absence, dismissed the theory on grounds of usability: “Even if we took his theory seriously for a moment, what he proposes is an alternative way to travel the galaxy, in stead of Hyperspace. However, where we have a relatively cheap, well tested and reliable method of traversing the vast amounts of the universe, his method would require the energy of at least the average Neutron Star to work. It’s like he rediscovered fire, but he needed a planet to make it work. Waste of time!”

We have reached to Dr Barrush for a comment, but he has not replied yet.

395.10 // Cantonica Takes A Gamble

It has been five years since Cantonica was shaken to its very core by the actions of the ‘branded’ terrorist and traitor Samson Fitzgerald. The man previously most known for his prominent business establishment, the Cantonica Casino, was uncovered to have had schemes and plots in the works to release despair and destruction upon the planet’s surface, just as a means of appearing in the ‘opportune’ moment to save the figurative day. While the news didn’t travel as fast as they should off-world, due to the matter initially requiring careful treatment from Cantonica’s government itself, finally after all this time, the records of the trials, the proceedings are known to the public.

Especially now with the Corporate State making yet another move towards buying out more than just a few lots, industries and real estates alike; the people cannot help but wonder when their expansion actually ends, nor realize where it really begins. Another rising mystery on the corporate field!

As far as the people are concerned, the matter has been taken care of. Many protesters wanted to see Mr. Fitzgerald pay for his crimes with his own life, substituting for the lives lost due to his actions within the Cantonica Casino. Especially the dearly departed Garnica Jevealis, opera singer extraordinaire taken from our world too young and too soon.

In honor of Jevealis’ memory, HoloAudio Records are releasing an unabridged, even if not entirely finished, version of the Album the young singer would have published if not for the events of Cantonica. The Album’s name, originally ‘A Bright Life’, has been renamed to ‘In Memoriam’. Also, for the elective fan, the Album contains backstage clips of pre-production. Viewers, as well as listeners, of the Album, state that this paints a whole new visage for the artist herself.

A must have, for any collector!

391.16 // CANCELLED: “The Second Dream” tour stop.

Due to the current unpredictable climate on Rannon, The Second Dream tour stop at the Kenzie settlement has been cancelled.

It was originally scheduled for 391.19. Tickets purchased on the holonet will be refunded automatically within 2 to 3 working days.

If you still wish to see Liliette Rha, the tour management is offering 20% discount on tickets to her tour stop on Dagu to any citizen of Rannon.

About Liliette Rha

With her powerful vocals and astonishing range, Liliette Rha has emerged as one of the most magnetic and massively successful performers in music today. At age 25, she’s delivered three electrum-selling albums and surpassed 30 billion holo-streams, in addition to nabbing six Award nominations, and landing 11 hits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

She continues to take the galaxy by storm with her grand galactic tour which started shortly after the successful launch of her fourth album “The Second Dream”. Visit the tour site for more details.

388.19 // Benefit Concert cut short after controversial artist incites riot.


Everyone loves a good rags to riches story, and no one has had a more meteoric rise to fame in the last couple of years than musician Hela Amarggill. The Zeltron who grew up in the slums of Anthan Prime in the outer rim has taken the galaxy by storm. The out-spoken, unapologetic rockstar known best for his songs ‘Half the Galaxy Away’, ‘Love in a Hydrolift’ and ‘While my Vibrano Gently Weeps’ was the headline act at the ‘Victims of Vohai’ festival this weekend.

The benefit concert was created to raise money to support those killed and injured at the hands of the Revolutionary Council. However, after only 3 songs, Hela went on an expletive filled tirade attacking the Republic, Governor-General Ruun and Mother Mu’la accusing the war of being a mass conspiracy aimed to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

His comments divided the crowd, and incited a riot. The remainder of his set was pulled, and Hela was taken into protective custody for his own safety immediately.

As of this point, there has been no further comment from concert organisers, Hela’s management or Hela himself.

Recently, Hela Amarggill sold out a cycle long string of dates at the Galactic Concert Hall on Coruscant for next year in a record time.