Lead singer Joey Burns
wrote this song. He told About.com that it was inspired by the writer's strike of 2008. Said Burns: "I noticed late-night television going into this holding pattern, there being no fresh comedy as a breath of relief from the daily news. That sparked my imagination: I wrote 'Writer's Minor Holiday,' a song about writers with nothing to do, suddenly abandoning Los Angeles. I had this image in mind of this writer staring at a map, maybe a well-worn map that was a little out-dated, just wondering where they should go next. In some ways, that parallels John and I's lives. This record is inspired more by traveling than being in the desert."
Bertrand - Paris, France