Our good buddies at the excellent Create Digital Music have posted a trio of video tutorials aimed at showing Live 8 users how to deploy various elements of the software in ways that could be considered 'not obvious'.
The first two see Ableton's Denis DeSantis using Live 8's new groove system as a 'dynamic quantisation tool', and a means of introducing random variation to rhythmically sterile percussion parts. In the third, Denis calls on Live's Frequency Shifter to fine-tune the separate elements of a drum loop. It's all good stuff, and recommended viewing for all Live 8 heads.
For the full CDM entires, see Ableton Live 8 'mistutorials' 1, 2 and 3.