It's been a big week in art... with Jim Pavlidis

"Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare." Major Tom did so in 1969 and 47 years later his creator, David Bowie, has done the same.

Barely a day after the genius rock star's death, the footy world was shocked by the CAS verdict on the Essendon "supplements" scandal.

Will Jobe Watson's stellar career turn to ashes?
Will Jobe Watson's stellar career turn to ashes? 

For almost three years the Bombers have stuck to their "If you remember the 1960s you weren't there" defence, which, ultimately, proved to be no defence.

Of the 34 past and present players affected, it's their inspirational leader Jobe Watson who footy fans have most sympathy for.

David Bowie in <em>Ashes To Ashes</em>.
David Bowie in Ashes To Ashes

The son of a club legend, he became the ultimate team man and a Brownlow Medallist. It appears the whole glittering lot is now under threat.

Eleven years after Space Oddity, Major Tom reappeared in Bowie's hit song, Ashes To Ashes.

Should the CAS verdict leave Jobe's career in ashes, he would be forgiven for adopting that song's mournful refrain "My mother said to gets things done, you better not mess with Essendon..."