Now i'm a pot smoking beat manic who never has enough time to do anything!
Ha!! I know what you mean!
I started out doing remixes using a cassette recorder - press PAUSE, move the needle to another spot on the record, un-press PAUSE, etc.. I actually still have some of those remixes on tape, around here somewhere.
Then, about twenty years ago, I hooked up with a club DJ who taught me all about scratching and beat-mixing and did that for a couple of years.
Through it all, though, Heavy Metal was always my first love, so I traded the turntables for an electric guitar and haven't looked back.