I'd never seen the music video for Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys until roughly 5 minutes ago. Hell, I'd seen parts of it, but not the whole thing.

As such I was shocked and not a little amused to find that in the theatrical segment at the beginning of the video, the orchestral music being sampled is an excerpt from Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre Du Printemps. This is funny and yet, at the same time I know that my homeslice Igor is spinning in his grave.

Stravinsky had this thing. It was an obsessive need to preserve the original intent and interpretation of his music. He was one of the earliest composers to insist on gramophone recordings of his work both in full score and piano condensed versions. He wanted there to be no mistake as to how he wanted his music to sound when it was played after his death or by other people, and he was intensely afraid of his music being used for purposes other than for what it was originally intended.

So, a great piece of music written by someone extra-paranoid about its legacy is now prominently featured along side a giant, breakdancing robot.

Trust me, this is all simply awash in comic irony.