This would be lovely as an npm module. Perhaps submodule the node directory into its own repository, and add a package.json?
I agree that this is something we should provide. Not yet sure if we're going to break it out into its own repo (or the implications of that when pushing to npm), but it's something we'll be discussing.
+1 this really messed me up at a hackathon. Bad luck didn't let me find this module quickly and it cost me a lot of time messing with other rdio-node modules that don't work.