My favorite BK memory was the first time I met him.
It was back in 2003. I was a student at Lehigh University. I was friends with the on-campus events coordinator at the school, and I was also friends with the manager of the local radio station. I was able to convince the two of them to work together to bring Ben Kweller and Nada Surf to Lehigh.
They played a tiny concert on campus for like 250 people. Before the concert, BK played a couple acoustic songs (Commerce, TX and The Biggest Flower) on our local radio station and did a radio interview. It was fantastic.
BK and I played catch with a rubberband ball during the interview. I still have the ball. At the concert, I heard "Debbie Don't Worry Doll" for the first time. He also did a song about stepping in bubblegum, which I have never hear since.