I have always been involved with music in some capacity, early on learned on the piano, sang in choirs or in the school band (yes a band geek, ha ha). With that training in the school bands, it lead to the training of listening to a song and being able to pick it apart mentally and hear the melodies, harmonies, and the bass lines. And cannot forget the subtle counters of each grouping.
Always learning myself, I have enjoyed teaching others the craft.
Started spinning down at the local roller rink here in Calgary on a dual CD player, then onto some vinyl, then onto a couple of different software packages. I do still go back and forth between the different equipment and medias. Once I caught the DJ bug, I never have looked back!
When it comes to DJing, always have and always will keep playing something different, never in the same order, or the same sound.