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First Name
John Robert
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Quezon City
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Favorite Writers
Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahniuk, Angela Carter, William Faulkner, Salman Rushdie, Yukio Mishima, Kobo Abe, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Raymond Carver, Michel Houellebecq, Alan Moore
Favorite Literary Works
Fight Club, Marabou Stork Nightmares, Ecstasy: Three Tales Of Chemical Romance, Atomised, Trainspotting, Midnight's Children, Watchmen
Alcohol, Marijuana, Metal and Punk Rock, Sex, Long Distance Running and Weight Training

j.luna is the alter-ego of John Robert Luna. He is a Corporate Communications, Ads and PR Writer for a networking company and a licensed English teacher.

A member of the Innovative Noise Collective (INC), his repertoire consists of improvised, non-conceptual and spontaneous performances and Punk inspired spoken word consisting of screams, growls and gibberish.

He is currently the vocalist of Post-Punk band, Tom Estrella and The Shadows (with novelist, Norman Wilwayco), Noise/Electrogrind outfit, Annoy! (with Ian Madrigal) and Post-Metal/Noise collective, Gonzo Army (with Karl De Mesa and a whole bunch of collaborators).

As a “performance artist”, j has teamed with The Brockas and Khavn Delacruz (“Tonight, I Will Love You Forever, installation/performance” and as an actor in “Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio”); and with Ian Madrigal and Mitch Garcia ("Placenta: Repression/Salvation" and "Souls For Sale") for Tupada's Inter-Aksyon international performance art event '10, in which he also served as the scribe/journal writer.

As a writer, he has won the grand prize for short story in Filipino for the Philippine Normal University’s Genoveva Edroza-Matute Awards in 2005. He also wrote music reviews for the now defunct Fudge Magazine.
j.luna is also an administrator of one of the most influential humor blogs today: http://tunaynalalake.blogspot.com

His music reviews, articles poems and works of fiction have appeared in the Philippines Free Press, the Philippines Graphic,Fudge Magazine, Playboy Philippines, Monday Magazine, KM64's Tulagalag poetry project, Paper Monsters Poetry Pamphlet 1 and 2, and A Treat Of 100 Short Stories published by DeLa Salle Press and Anvil.

Being a sound/noise artist specializing in growls and screams, j has performed with Tupada at the NCCA's Philippine International Arts Festival 2010 at the Ayala Center on February 7, INC's Noises at the Park held at The Luneta Open Amphitheater on May 2, 2010 and FETE Dela WSK on November 28, 2010.

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