Perhaps his grand (and kind of adorable) Instagram entrance signalled that professional copyright claimant and famously leery social media presence Prince has warmed to 21st century attitudes re: content sharing online.
Further evidence: yesterday, he tweeted a link to a video clip of his 2008 Coachella performance of Radiohead's "Creep" that he's been blocking pretty much since he stepped off the stage. The uploader added a quote attributed to noted "Creep"-hater Thom Yorke in the description that reads: "Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our ... song." Apparently those are the magic words.
"Creep," it turns out, is a perfect landscape for Prince to inhabit: its spare verses give ample room for his cooing, the megatonnage of its chorus propels his nimble, noodley fingers ever-faster down the fretboard, and then, the changed-up line "I think you're special" allows him the occasion to point out theatrically into the audience, at one hundred thousand admirers, and snap the charisma machine into overdrive.
Not quite the alienation anthem that Radiohead originally recorded, but a cover that deserves the posterity of YouTube... at least until Prince pulls it down again.