Gomez de Riquet was a imaginary "person" and that's where this started. I ran into the name just pawing around this morning. We all have a Gomez de Riquet; "Oh, I'm sorry I can't make dinner tonight, Gomez de Riquet needs to see me on some business".... (just a note that there are more than a few Gomez de Riquet's on Facebook).
About a century ago, a group of artists formed a little society call Les Apaches - obviously an Indian reference but also a slang term for hooligan as they were something of the Paris equal to the East Village set in the 50s (perhaps). Members of the group included:
|Calvocoressi about 1909|
Alborado del Gracioso (Ravel's orchestration)