I switched from pianobar to Pithos as pianobar didn’t work as well with conky as I would have liked. The script below lets me get information from Pithos that I can use in pianobar.
Conky is a program for Linux that allows you to display things in a seriously configurable way. This is the config I put together. It is based pretty heavily off of one I found somewhere. Files and such are here: http://min.us/mVl9vnJGN