Diversions + Tunes: July 5, 2013

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Jul 5, 2013 | By HB HQ

1. OLD SOLDIERS TOGETHER AGAIN: In 1913, former adversaries and veterans of the Civil War reunited as old men. A fascinating read. / WSJ

2. PHOTOGRAPHING FIREWORKS: Cool photos and some great tips for shooting, er, photographing fireworks. / National Geographic

3. MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG: Here's an adventuremobile that you probably want, but don't need...yet. / Silodrome

4. CREEPIEST JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: The town of Salem, Mass. used to hold huge bonfires on Gallows Hill, the site of a Witch Trial execution. / Streets of Salem

5. YOU LISTEN TO THIS MAN EVERYDAY: Rick Rubin may be the most important person in music and you've never heard of him. / Newsweek

6. TSA INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: The TSA just started an Instagram account to share all of their favorite confiscated items. / Instagram

NEW - VANDAAG BY BAKERMAT: A little house-y in the beginning, but cleans up nicely with a great beat, saxophone, and some MLK Jr. inspo. LISTEN

NEW - NEEDLE BY BORN RUFFIANS: Fleet Foxes meet Vampire Weekend = your next summer song. LISTEN

OLD - HIT THE ROAD JACK BY RAY CHARLES: We would have loved to see Ray and the Raelettes sing this song live. Great energy. LISTEN

OLD - BORN IN THE U.S.A. BY THE BOSS: The quintessential July 4th tune from the hardest working guy in the music biz. WATCH