Wesley must have wanted to be an attorney. I had to look up the definition of two lengthy words. So... for those like me who are not as wordy as Mr. Stace, here are the definitions:
prelapsarian - (adjective) characteristic of the time before the Fall of Man; innocent and unspoiled
pastiched - (verb) imitate the style of (an artist or work)
Other than that I liked his essay with one exception. I don't think Bruce uses the water as a trick to think those in the audience would think it was sweat. First of all he sweats enough, which is why he uses the water... to cool the 'fk' off. Second of all you can see him pouring water all over himself all the time. At least I can. I don't usually sit where Mr. Stace was in the Bob Euker seats. I'm standing.
You're digging a little too deep there... Wesley.
By the way, he's playing next week in Philadelphia at the City Winery: