Great news! There’s an unofficial text-based client for streaming Pandora internet radio from the command line! It looks like there are several versions readily available, primarily linux, helpful since I’m using SSH to remote control the headless media center doing the work with a netbook over wifi (I was getting tired of the memory leak making it impossible to play for more than a couple hours without resetting firefox). Be sure to check out the man page for instructions on getting started.
sudo gdebi pianobar_2010.5.1-i386.deb