City Paper: Where does Amanda Mallory end and Amanda Blank begin?
CP: What's Blank's trigger?
AB: No sleep; delirium.
CP: And what's Mallory's safe word?
CP: When approaching producers for tracks, what did you ask for?
AB: Something that feels good. Or bad. Whatever is fitting to the moment, I guess!
CP: What do you feel makes for the most appropriate Amanda Blank musical arrangement?
AB: Something heavy. And loud.
CP: What tones do you feel work best with your voice?
AB: Dark ones.
CP: When producers presented a track they considered perfect for you, how did they say it suited you?
AB: Hahaha, they usually just say, 'This is hot. You should rap on this!' But mostly it's a collaborative effort. There's not much presentation, 'cause I'm usually there while they're making the beats.
CP: How would you characterize the different contributions of [I Love You producers] XXXchange, Diplo and Switch, etc.?
AB: Well, they're all really really different people and producers, but all equally as talented and creative. They're just different. To try and summarize their differences and similarities and complexities would be entirely way too difficult. They're some awesomely crazy dudes.
CP: Compare your relationship with your contemporaries to something pop cultural (i.e., the Brady Bunch, the Justice League,Rock of Love II with Bret Michaels, etc.).
AB: The Partridge Family meets Fraggle Rock.